Topic: Male Carers

Hidden army of male carers receive little support and are socially isolated.

http://www.homecare.co.uk/news/article. … le-support

http://www.heraldscotland.com/comment/c … d.24723600

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Re: Male Carers

Excellent links, Gavin, and so important to highlight.  You in particular have been confronted with this situation by not only caring for your dear Dad and now your Mum as well.  I believe you took care of your grandpa as well.  Am I correct?
Hugs,
Marion

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Re: Male Carers

Thanks Marion and yes, I so agree that this is a very important issue and needs highlighted for carers. It's tough being a carer as you know. Yes, I was helping out with my grandad as well when he was staying at mum and dads during the last few years of his life. Mum's copd had not long been diagnosed back then and my dad was still working, no sign of CC back then.

Here's another link with video in it on this male carer issue from the BBC today -

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-28313651

Hugs,

Gavin

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Re: Male Carers

Here is the full report released today -

http://www.menshealthforum.org.uk/sites … report.pdf

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