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Getting connected during Carers Week 2019

Caring comes in many different forms and each experience is unique. During Carers Week 2019 (10 – 16 June), the theme will focus on ensuring carers can get connected in their local communities.


Carers Week 2019: the reality of care

An estimated seven million carers in the UK provide invaluable care to their loved ones, saving the government millions of pounds annually. But what more can the government be doing to support unpaid carers?




Sunflower shopping at Sainsbury’s

Last year, supermarket chain Sainsbury’s introduced sunflower lanyards: an initiative to make shopping easier for customers with hidden disabilities. We speak to Leigh, store manager at Sainsbury’s Barnstaple, where the lanyards were introduced.


Discussing #MyInvisibleMS this World MS Day

Today (30 May) is World MS Day, where a global connection of people are coming together to reveal their life and experiences of multiple sclerosis (MS). This year’s theme will focus on raising awareness of the invisible symptoms of MS and the impacts on daily life.




Spinal cord injury: The road to recovery

The journey to recovery after a spinal cord injury (SCI) is long and often unpredictable. The process requires strength both physically and mentally, determination, and resilience.



Brain injury and me during Action Brain Injury Week

One of the most powerful organs in our body: the brain. It controls our movement, thoughts, feelings and makes us who we are. Acquiring a brain injury can turn lives upside down, for the person directly affected and their carers. However, there is life after brain injury.


National Epilepsy Week: Why we wear purple

It’s National Epilepsy Week (20-26 May) and you’ll probably spot a few people sporting purple at school, in the office or during day to day life. But why do we wear purple?