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People with coughs and colds should avoid seeing elderly relatives to protect them from a surge in winter viruses, health officials have advised. The message from experts is: if you feel unwell, stay at home. The guidance was issued as Britons prepare for their least restricted Christmas since COVID curbs and subsequent guidance...
Her family didn't make it to her bedside. They were not even told she was at the brink of death, and they certainly didn't have a private jet to get there quick enough. Elsie died alone in her bed. When her family got there they discovered that she was still lying...
BRITISH Armed Forces veterans’ exploits during National Service 60 years ago is at the centre of an innovative UK-wide new heritage project. 15 former servicemen from Dorset as well as men from Wales and the Northwest who served in Egypt, Jordan, Singapore and Iraq, tells their stories in a National...
Many of us have experienced technophobes and this made me giggle. ‘Please make this shareable.' ‘I can’t. This is a private Facebook group.' ‘So how can I share it then?‘ 'You can’t. This is a private Facebook group.' ‘Why not? Where’s the ‘Share’ button gone? Is there a problem with Facebook?’ ‘No. Facebook is functioning...
I retired at age 55. That was 8 years ago. Here are some of the things I noticed and learned. Retirement is not like vacation. In retirement you have a different relationship with time. Vacations are usually time limited and you are aware of this while on vacation. The realization...
Last year more people in Dorset called the national Dementia UK Admiral Nurse Dementia Helpline than ever before. Lack of services and available help meant even more people reached out to the charity for specialist advice. Now a new dementia specialist Admiral Nurse service is planned to help people...
The Mayor of Poole Cllr Julie Bagwell was among the guests at a celebratory open weekend at Eagles Mount Green Community in Poole. The green community providing residential and assisted living care at a site in Birds Hill Road held an afternoon tea party weekend from 25 – 27 June. Not...
The pandemic has been an incredibly difficult time for many, but it has shown the kind generosity of people. The Bournemouth Foodbank has experienced all kinds of help from the community, council and local supermarkets.The Covid-19 crisis meant we had to change the way we live. The Bournemouth Foodbank also had to adapt to...
“Changing career in the Covid-19 pandemic has changed our lives – we love feeling like we’ve helped others.” Ellie Pflanz, 23, and Phillippa Stephenson, 34, both live in Bournemouth. They both changed careers to become carers with Good Oaks Home Care during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the one-year anniversary of...
Bailey’s story shared for Young Carers Action Day on 16th March It’s Young Carers Action Day on 16th March and Carer Support Dorset are raising awareness by sharing the story of one of our sister charities former young carer Bailey, who went from a young adult carer to a job working with us to support carers themselves. Across the UK, thousands of young people...