The BSH Blog

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It’s natural to want to look after family members as they get older – whether that’s helping with the shopping, visiting, or sorting out doctor’s appointments. There may come a time, though, when the care they need is either too complex, or demanding for you......

David thought that his job working for a large retail chain was pretty secure, but Covid-19 changed all that. Initially David was included in the government’s furlough scheme as he’d been working as a retail assistant with them for a couple of years. By July,......

The journey we take with our parents is one the most profound experiences of our lives. From seeing them as giants or superheroes in childhood, we gradually have to come to terms with the fact they’re flawed human beings. Once this painful discovery is made......

“It never occurred to me that I was suffering from depression. I’d kept myself busy throughout lockdown; there were daily phone calls from friends and family. But gradually the world seemed to lose its colour – it looked a bit grey, even on a sunny......

“Lockdown has certainly served to highlight our reliance on virtual means of staying in touch. Critically, it has also thrown into sharp definition the issue of digital exclusion, which has been a reality for the 22% of the UK’s population who lack basic digital skills......

A Guide to Living With Dementia at Home “Dad always made us promise that we wouldn’t ‘put him in a home’ when he got old. We used to make jokes about it, before we knew how dementia can devastate the life of a family. All......

“The most satisfying jobs are those that involve caring for and protecting people. The happiest jobs are those that involve giving to others.” We all know people who’ve ‘fallen out of love’ with their job in their 40s. Maybe the career that was once exciting......

Marcus Rashford’s recent campaign to stop ‘holiday hunger’ brought out the best in many communities across England – including Bedford. Over a million people signed a petition asking the government to support Rashford’s request. Restaurants and cafes across England delivered packed lunches for children in......

In 2019 Milton Keynes took the title of ‘the fastest growing city in the UK’. This is based on the strength of its economic performance, but also on the growth in its population. Of course, successful cities attract more people, and bigger cities require more......

Bedfordshire Supported Housing was set up nearly a decade ago to provide local care services and support across the county. We’re an independent provider, which means that we’re not owned by the NHS. Our care services accessed are paid for by families needing care for......

More and more people are discovering that a dementia diagnosis doesn’t have to mean leaving your home to be cared for. At Bedfordshire Supported Housing we provide individual home care packages for dementia sufferers from initial diagnosis, through to its advanced stages. In our experience,......