Juggling Care Blog

Support and updates for carers

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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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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