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Peace Day: how carers are bringing peace to Croydon

Posted on September 20th, by Amy Deakin in Culture. 1 Comment

Finding time to be peaceful can be hard for carers. But there are ways…

Friday 21st September is International Day of Peace, or Peace Day. Established by the United Nations in 1981, Peace Day ‘provides a globally shared date for all humanity to commit to peace above all differences and to contribute to building a culture of peace’.

But what does peace mean for Croydon?

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Carers Week 2018: why we need more conversations about Croydon carers

Posted on June 11th, by Amy Deakin in Politics & Society. No Comments

Helping local carers get the support they need from the community

It’s Carers Week from 11th to 17th June 2018, an annual campaign to champion carers in our community. Over 33,000 Croydon residents care for a friend, family member or neighbour due to illness, disability or old age, and it’s only right that we recognise that fact. Carers support people who may have high support needs and … Read More »

Why Carers’ Rights Day is so important to Croydon

Posted on November 29th, by Loren Dixon in Politics & Society. No Comments

Carers are so important to society and yet, so often, their rights are ignored

Friday 24th November 2017 may be just another day in the calendar for many people. For many others it marks Carers’ Rights Day. This annual event is held in order to bring carers together to ensure that they are aware of their rights and – importantly – know where to find … Read More »

Let’s make Croydon’s GP services carer-friendly

Posted on June 12th, by Amy Deakin in Politics & Society. No Comments

How should Croydon support those who spend so much of their time caring for others?

There are over 33,000 people in the borough of Croydon looking after a friend, family member or neighbour. Whether it’s an elderly parent, a sibling with a mental health problem or a child with autism, every carer plays a vital part in supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our community.

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Why Carers Rights Day matters to Croydon

Posted on November 22nd, by Amy Deakin in Politics & Society. No Comments

Caring for Croydon’s carers

John looks after his elderly mother, who lives alone. She’s become very frail over the past year and has multiple health issues. John is constantly rushing around, trying to make sure his mother is okay whilst holding down a full-time job. The stress is starting to take a toll on John’s performance at work, and he fears he may lose his … Read More »

It’s time for Croydon to get carer-friendly

Posted on June 7th, by Amy Deakin in Politics & Society. No Comments

It’s Carers’ Week. Let’s use it to tell the world why they matter, says Amy Deakin

There are an estimated 34,000 carers in Croydon. Carers are the hidden support network of our community, providing unpaid support to a relative, friend or neighbour who needs more help due to disability, illness or age. But who are they?

Carers come from all walks of life. You might be … Read More »