" Oi ! What about us here on the Isle of Man ? Your 8.8 million is a little short ? "
" Isle of Wight … has it sunk with the loss of all residents ? "
" I demand a recount ! I was on me 2 hour respite care break , once every 3 months , when the bean counter called ! "
" I care for three , he only out me down for one ! "
" One bean counter was asked : Are you here for my carers assessment , I’ve been waiting for 13 years ? "
" Another : Hang about son , for 10 minutes ? Need someone to look after me caree so I can have a quick one at the local. "
" One who drew Jarrow : Now in A&E after walking a 100 miles or so in three days … walking season up there. "
" Do I get an extra couple of food bank vouchers if I say YES , I am a carer ? "
" Cornwall carers demand a Brexit from England ! Scilly Island carers await the outcome. "
" Scottish carers in uproar ! Demand to known why the colour pink was chosen by those Sassenachs in London ! Only the Gay
Gordons are smiling. "
" Welsh carers are little undecided ? To continue to grow leeks … or … tulips … in line with their new national colour ? "
" Northern Irish carers are perplexed ? Who voted for aqua blue ? "
" Both Tory and Labour carers were also unhappy … supporting organisations sitting on the fence by chosing claret ? "
" Millwall supporting carers are on the ramage after the colour claret was chosen ! Meanwhile , West Sham supporting
carers are celebrating. "
" CUK face a difficult day in Birmingham shortly. City fans will be demanding answers. Why favour the Villa ( Claret ) ? "
New estimates, revealed in research released for Carers Week, suggest there could be far more people caring unpaid than previously thought. There are a potential 8.8 million adult carers in the UK, up from 6.3 million estimated in the 2011 census – a huge increase of a third.
So , what precisely does that tell our supporting organisations ?
Tack on to that , why are more carers giving up work to care than trying to juggle the same ? ( The Government must be rubbing their hands with glee … we SAVE them more when caring than we PAY them when
working … we don’t pay Income Tax on that ration of £ 123 per week … although we still pay Council Tax !!! )
WE know only too well … time for the pair of them to come to the same conclusion ?
And , no … phoning a friend is not allowed.
( 8.8 million … for every carer , there is a caree … make than a minimum of 17.6 MILLION … 1 in 4 of the total population
… bets on 2 in 7 ( 20 MILLION ) by … end of 2022 ? … and £ 150 BILLION saved ??? ).
Playing the averages , over 2,000 of our fellow carers visited their local food bank during that week … and every week that has
passed … and yet to come … this year.
As for them , the only words even acknowledging their plight … in Carers Week … can be found in only one place …this forum !!!
Not a good week either for the kinship carers amongst our ranks :
Hello, thank you for your query. We do see that kinship carers are providing a vital role to families across the UK. However, I’m afraid kinship care is outside of our client group (ie: carers looking after those because of illness, disability and older age), though of course you can be a kinship carer for a child with a disability. We can see that Citizens Advice have some comprehensive information that might be of use and you can read more about the potential support available to kinship carers in Scotland here: > https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/scotl … ip-care-s/
( I created and continue to maintain a useful thread for the kinship carers who visit the forum. Best estimates … 500 - 600,000 informal kinship carers out there … a sizeable percentage will be siblings caring for fellow siblings … grandparents also constitute a large percentage. )
Former carers ? Once those doors close after your release from caring , so does any help from either supporting organisation …
your on your own … no friendly parole officer awaits you … just us on this forum !
Which section of carers is next for the Spanish archer ?
I was pressganged … now back in , no logical way out … if I continue to aid fellow shipmates … now all sailing on the social
care version of the SS Titanic … and those icebergs queueing up … just to get a piece of the ship.
I am pleased to report that last time I went down my road, the Isle of Wight was still in position, safe and well!
When I was a little girl we lived in Highcliffe, near the Castle.
On rough nights, when I went to the toilet (on the sea side of the house) I could hear the waves crashing onto the beach.
On foggy nights, I would lie in bed listening to Moaning Minnie, as the foghorn at the Needles was always referred to at home.
If you know where to look, you can actually see the Island from near Shaftesbury, early in the morning the sun reflects on the white Needles.