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10 September 2020

World Suicide Prevention Day

Today (September 10th) is world suicide prevention day and an opportunity to raise awareness, reach out to those that are struggling and demonstrate that loss of life can be prevented. 

22 June 2020

Windrush Day - 22 June 2020: so where are we now?

On 22 June, people will come together to celebrate what has now been called, “Windrush Day”. The day is being marked with celebrations around the country, which may well be a challenge given social distancing. However, as a quick reminder, this day is to mark the injustice and scandal that many people faced, predominantly from the Caribbean who, after being in the UK for more than 50 years were asked to leave the country.

Marcia Longdon

12 June 2020

Carers Week 2020: The unsettling impact of lockdown on those living with an Acquired Brain Injury

During Carers Week 2020, we help to make caring visible by sharing voices of staff members at Kingsley Napley, who are either carers themselves or witness the effects of others being required to fulfil a carer’s role. Today, we share Claire Parry’s story about her brother, who has an Acquired Brain Injury, and the unsettling impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on his stability, routine and well-being as well as the challenges experienced by his family and carers.

Claire Parry

11 June 2020

Carers Week 2020: Planning ahead to ease the pressure on carers

Carers are often unpaid relatives and/or close family friends; they can face practical problems such as not being able to speak to third parties on behalf of the person for whom they are caring and it can be difficult to access that person’s funds without legal authority. These practical issues can unnecessarily add more stress and challenges to the carer’s role, which should otherwise be focused on caring. To help alleviate this pressure, it’s important for anyone to look at ways they may be able to plan for and organise their financial affairs to help make these situations better for those who may need to care for them. 

Sameena Munir

10 June 2020

Carers Week 2020: The importance of time, patience and asking for help

During Carers Week 2020, we help to make caring visible by sharing voices of staff members at Kingsley Napley, who are either carers themselves or witness the effects of others being required to fulfil a carer’s role. Today, we share Sarah Harris’ story about caring for her father, who suffers with MSA, whilst balancing responsibilities for her young children and for clients and colleagues in her role as partner in our Regulatory team. Sarah offers her advice to colleagues, friends and others caring for loved ones during COVID-19.

Sarah Harris

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