Carers

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‘Can we survive this squeeze?’: how to cope when both your kids and your parents need help
Who can look after my 95-year-old mum? How do I support my troubled teen? Experts’ top tips for the sandwich generation crushed by conflicting demands

Joanna Moorhead

11, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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What happens to the children of women killed by men?
In the latest part of our series, we highlight the lack of official support in the UK for traumatised youngsters and those left to pick up the pieces. But, amid the grief, is there still hope for the future?

Yvonne Roberts

22, Aug, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Disabled UK teenager mounts legal challenge after benefits cut off
Cameron Mitchell, 19, and his mother seek to overturn rule after payments suspended while he was in hospital

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

18, Jul, 2021 @7:47 AM

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An Extra Pair of Hands by Kate Mosse review – the dignity of care
Looking after the elderly is a feminist issue, but this moving and unusual memoir also speaks of the pleasure and privilege that leaven the heavy burden of care

Madeleine Bunting

22, May, 2021 @6:30 AM

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How to spend that 25p pension windfall | Letters
Letters: Carers’ allowances show how those who look after others are being taken for granted, writes Hilary Land. Plus advice from Su James, David Dowsett and Bob Epton for older pensioners on spending their extra 25p

Letters

24, Mar, 2021 @6:01 PM

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Boris Johnson 'trying to hide' from scrutiny of Covid inquiry – Ed Davey
Lib Dem leader says he fears PM will seek to delay inquiry, which he says must have ‘sharpest teeth imaginable’

Peter Walker Political correspondent

18, Mar, 2021 @10:38 AM

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Look after yourself: how your state of mind could affect your Covid jab
Psychological burdens from stress to loneliness to lack of sleep have been shown to affect immune responses to other vaccinations

David Robson

14, Mar, 2021 @7:00 AM

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28% of NHS social care users say health has declined during pandemic
New research also finds one in seven people needed hospital treatment due to lack of support

Molly Blackall

13, Mar, 2021 @5:02 PM

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It's time to recognise the women who've kept the UK going during Covid | Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett
This International Women’s Day, let’s give real power to carers, nurses and mothers, says Guardian columnist Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett

08, Mar, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Vulnerable children 'forgotten' in Covid vaccine rollout, say UK charities
Ministers urged to help families struggling to protect children with underlying health conditions

Frances Ryan

28, Feb, 2021 @10:57 AM

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Covid has created legions of unpaid carers who urgently need support themselves | Rhi Storer
My mother is one of many exhausted people in the UK who have taken on more while care services are depleted, says Rhi Storer, a recipient of the 2019 Scott Trust bursary

Rhi Storer

19, Feb, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Sia apologises over autism depiction in her movie Music
Musician’s Golden Globe-nominated directorial debut, which stars Kate Hudson as guardian to an autistic sister, angered autism rights activists with scenes of restraint

Catherine Shoard

04, Feb, 2021 @10:52 AM

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