Juggling Care Blog

Support and updates for carers

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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New beginnings

The end of a year is a time of reflection for many people – a time when we might decide to do some things differently in the year ahead. It takes careful thought and planning to successfully make changes. As carers, making changes in our own plans can cause our carees ripples of anxiety...

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Sewing – a useful skill or a hobby that promotes wellbeing?

Being comfortable with how to sew opens up a whole range of possibilities! At the most basic level, repairing clothes becomes easy – you're likely to open your sewing kit quicker and so benefit from the old saying is 'a stitch in time saves nine'. It's possible to do lots of repairs using just...

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Dancing in the kitchen when you can’t go out

In this blog we’ll be covering how to create a safe place for dancing at home and what types of dance are on offer. We’ve also included some useful video links to help you get started. If you’re able to add dancing to the activities you can do at home it has so many benefits. Being great...

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28 days of indoor activity ideas to inspire you when you can’t go out

How would you like to benefit from the exciting challenge we’ve set ourselves? Each day over the next four weeks, we will be adding another idea to the Indoor Activities Bank we’re building for you to dip into whenever you want inspiration. Of course, with everyone having their own...

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If you want something done, ask a busy person

The old saying ‘If you want something done, ask a busy person’ holds sufficient truth to make me think it’s behind some of caregiving’s puzzles. Let’s consider this further: 1) Many people who become carers were busy even before they started caring. This busy-ness can mean they rush into...

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Lessons learnt in lockdown

I laughed at this cartoon pre-lockdown because I’d be the first to admit there were some elements of truth in it for me. I knew that inviting people round on a regular basis was doubly beneficial to me – not only did I enjoy their company but it also kept me on my toes in terms of doing my...

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Video post: 7 Top Tips for Fabric Face Masks

Making and wearing a fabric face mask? Welcome to the video of our previous blog post - 7 practical tips for what you really need to know. From considering what materials to use and how to make it a good fit, through to the safe storing and washing of your mask, we help you find out how to be...

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7 Top Tips for Fabric Face Masks

When you look for information about fabric face masks online, you’ll find a vast amount – but what do you really need to know? Our 7 tips quickly provide this. 1) The number of layers and type of materials used greatly affect how effective a mask is Recently published research1 shows how...

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How to wear a face mask - and still ‘smile’

As advisory requirements for social distancing reduce, more people may be considering wearing face masks in everyday situations. Perhaps it is a regulation to wear masks on public transport that has forced their hand or maybe they are now venturing into situations where they feel more...

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