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Fifteen Minutes of Care

Fifteen Minutes of Care: is it Enough? Everyone will have their fifteen minutes of fame, an expression coined by Andy Warhol, who said in 1968 that “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” If you were famous, I imagine it might be better enjoyed if it were more than a fleeting moment. … Continue Reading


Caregivers Love the Web

Caregivers On Line Apparently, caregivers love the web and knowing what I know about the Internet as well as providing support, that makes sense to me. If you provide care, you’re busy, right? You are more than likely interested in helping the person or people you care for and interested in finding things out on … Continue Reading

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Pardon me for Getting Old!

Getting Old is Inevitable Pardon me for getting old, is a quote from a reader’s comment on a page about a predicted crisis in Norfolk.  This is what the article says in describing the pressure on the local authority in providing care for an ageing population: “Norfolk is facing a “significant challenge” because an ageing … Continue Reading

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Does Diagnosis Matter?

 What’s in a Name: Does Diagnosis Matter? I wonder if you recognise these words, “Tis but thy name that is my enemy?” Probably not. How about this line, “…That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet?” Of course, now we’re getting warmer! That is Shakespeare’s Juliet speaking about her … Continue Reading

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Write For the Neighbourgood

You Could Write for the Neighbourgood I have written quite a few short articles now and have been very conscious of the fact that I am discussing things that are not my lived experience. The Neighbourgood is intended as a resource for people with disabilities and other things, that might lead to difficulties in life. … Continue Reading

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The Bedroom Tax

Bedroom Tax Unfair The Government is changing the rules concerning housing benefit. It will only pay towards rent for low-income households based on the number of bedrooms it thinks people need. So, if you are a couple with no other people living in your house, and you have spare bedrooms, you are likely to lose … Continue Reading

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Call me Crazy at The Stag Theatre

Call me Crazy From Sevenoaks MIND Sevenoaks MIND have announced a “very exciting play” taking place at the Stag in Sevenoaks on Saturday 20th April 2013. Call Me Crazy is an award winning comedy-drama being brought to the local stage by Sevenoaks Area MIND in partnership with Sevenoaks District Council and NHS West Kent.

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Leave a Message

Neighbourly Message If I talk or think about neighbourliness it inevitably makes me think about where I grew up and the small village where my mother still lives. As a youngster it was difficult not to get in to trouble because everyone knew who I was. That is of course, if you go with the … Continue Reading


Cuts in Derby Hw widely considered are news reports about cuts such as this reported by Guardian Newspaper site about one council cutting 83% from one of its services? Derby Council are justifying this level of cuts because it believes that this will help preserve its commitment to providing other social care services. It also … Continue Reading