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Shielding, losses and recharging

Sharda, our newest Age of Experience member, shares her experience of being in lock-downHi! My name is Sharda Lavingia and I am a full-time carer for my partner and also a mindfulness trainer. I'm in my 60s and my partner and I have both been shielding during the last few months because my...
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On a mission to make Birmingham the first Carer Friendly City

Carers Week runs from 8th to 14th June 2020 and because of the COVID-19 crisis it is a little different from normal because it remains impossible to run events and activities which involve people meeting together in a physical place. Many carers we have spoken to during this time have emphasise...
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Spirits lifted as art group finds ways to socialise virtually

Restrictions won't stop members of Birmingham-based group keeping connections going. Members of Yardley Ventures Craft Group, a community arts group based in Stechford, East Birmingham, usually meet every Tuesday at Stechford Baptist Church. However, the COVID-19 p...
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Birmingham Carers supported through the pandemic

This Carers Week - The Ageing Better Carers Hub writes about their response to Covid-19, and how they are supporting carers who live in Birmingham.  For many carers this has been a particularly difficult time as they try to maintain their caring support to loved ones. It has been ...
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Brummies in lockdown

People involved with Ageing Better in Birmingham share their experiences of living in lock-down. Jeraldene:  Jeraldene is one of our Age of Experince group members. She says:"I am aching a lot because I'm sitting so much but apart from that I am doing well."The social distancing measu...
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