Juggling Care Blog

Support and updates for carers

Tips for successfully including your green choices into your situation

In our final blog of our series ‘How to care for the planet when your world revolves around caring for others’, we’re considering how to successfully include your green choices into your situation. Start by going through what’s already been covered (see list of our four other blogs below)...

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Ways to be greener in care-related situations

One of the greatest challenges for being greener as a carer is that care needs can change so quickly. This can make us feel out of our depth and a frequent response might be to buy what we think we need. However, unless we find good advice to help us, we can end up buying equipment that doesn’t...

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Being greener when out and about

Tips for greener travel locally Whenever possible, plan your journeys by considering: - Is this journey necessary? - Can you walk or use public transport? - Can it be delayed to do several things in one round trip? - At what time of day will you meet the least traffic? - Is it safe/...

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Shopping sustainably

Carrying on in our How to care for the planet when your world revolves around caring for others series of blogs, today we’re considering how to think green when we shop. One of the biggest challenges to shopping sustainably is impulse buying – whether you’re buying clothing, household items or...

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How to care for the planet when your world revolves around caring for others

How do you feel when you see environmental protestors’ placards on the News? If your world revolves around caring for others, does it seem too difficult to fit in caring for the planet as well? The good news is we’ve lots of practical tips on how to do just this! So, as we mark the final week...

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Helping you and your caree stay cool indoors

Where to be: Choose to sit in the coolest part of your home if possible – this might mean moving to different rooms at different times of the day. Close your curtains or blinds to keep the heat out. Consider only opening your windows when it’s cooler outside than inside. Also using an...

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Long Covid - Caring about those who dare to care

As we cautiously enjoy some measures of ‘normality’ returning to our lives, let’s remember the 120,000 NHS doctors, nurses and health care workers whose future is uncertain because they’re still unwell. Whilst most of us stayed safe in lockdown, they cared for people seriously ill with...

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Helping someone recovering from an operation, stroke, heart attack or illness (such as Covid)

If you are helping someone who’s recovering from an operation, stroke, heart attack or illness (such as Covid), this blog provides some tips for: Supporting a recovering person Deciding what to do Making time for yourself Supporting a recovering person Recovery can be a time of...

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Caring is an international language

Today we are celebrating our first testimonial from Australia! We appreciate all the feedback we receive about our courses and from time to time we publish some extracts on our Testimonials page. One of the exciting things about people’s feedback is the wide variation in how Juggling Care...

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How to Enjoy More ‘You Time’ as a Carer

Tolkien made it sound so simple, but in reality, the decisions we make about what we 'do with the time that is given us' can be quite complicated. Unpaid carers are facing considerable challenges as a result of the pandemic, and these have significantly changed their lives, both physically...

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