Tag Archives: Carers Week

Coronavirus, caring and coping

As part of Carers Week Michael Wallis, Somerset County Council communications officer, talks about the challenges and the cheer of bringing up a child with Down Syndrome. I never really considered myself an unpaid carer, just a dad who happened to have a daughter that was disabled, but caring for my daughter is just what […]

Caring – a story of love and loss

As part of Carers Week, Somerset resident Zoe Hook (not her real name) opens up about her years of caring for family members including her husband. She shares her love, her loss and the appreciation caring gives you for the things you have. I first became a carer some decades ago. My mother’s depression and […]

Carers Week 2016 – Listening to Somerset’s Carers

Somerset County Council in partnership with Carers’ Voice Somerset is recognising the important role carers play in people’s lives during national Carers Week 2016 (6-10 June). There are approximately 60,000 (1) people in Somerset who care for a relative or friend. However, often people do not recognise themselves to be carers and do not access […]