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Giving Carers A Break

Giving Carers A Break

Caring for a loved one is often a demanding full time job, that goes unpaid and unrewarded. Many people often juggle employment with being a carer and can often find themselves worn out and needing a break. Shaw offers respite care to give carers the break they need and allow them to rest and recuperate from their caring work, giving…read more →

Coping With Anxiety

Coping With Anxiety

General Anxiety Disorder is a common mental health disorder that many people battle with on a daily basis. Anxiety is a normal part of life, a natural response to stressful situations that may worry us -such as sitting an exam, having a medical procedure or a job interview. However, for some people it’s more of an issue and anxiety can…read more →

Living With A Learning Disability At Shaw

Living With A Learning Disability At Shaw

A learning disability affects the way a person learns new things, understands new or complex information and copes with life independently, but each person is affected in a unique way by their learning disability. For some, their learning disability is no barrier to independence, but for others it greatly affects their ability to cope by themselves and they need support…read more →

The Impact Of Acquired Brain Injuries

The Impact Of Acquired Brain Injuries

Brains are extremely complicated organs, which means that the nature and severity of resulting issues from acquired brain injuries (ABI’s) varies hugely. The extent of the many of these issues may only emerge after some time has passed, making them harder to determine. One of the key areas that many people find affected is cognitive function, which refers to the…read more →

Activities At Shaw Care Homes

Activities At Shaw Care Homes

Each of our care homes offers the residents a warm, friendly place that we strive to make feel homely for each person. You’ll find a communal living and garden areas, where our residents can sit together and socialise, as well as taking some exercise and joining in the various activities offered in each of our homes. We encourage residents to…read more →

The Importance Of Dignity

The Importance Of Dignity

Here at Shaw one of our focal points is maintaining the dignity of our clients throughout the care that they receive from us, whether this is in one of our homes or in their own. We believe that everyone deserves to be treated with dignity, no matter the level of care they require or the tasks they have help with,…read more →

Dementia Care And Treatment

Dementia Care And Treatment

The word ‘dementia’ describes a set of symptoms that can include memory loss, confusion and difficulty thinking, problem-solving or language. It can be a frightening diagnosis for many, but it doesn’t mean the end of independence- there are many things that can be done to prolong the length of time someone can stay living in their own home. When the…read more →

Dealing With Life’s Challenges

Dealing With Life’s Challenges

People with disabilities often find themselves put into one generalised group, but actually every disability is different and each person has their own unique set of challenges and difficulties to overcome. Having a disability, however, doesn’t mean that someone can’t have a fulfilling and happy life. To many people this means having control of their daily activities and being able…read more →

Remembering To Take Medication

Remembering To Take Medication

Sometimes it can be hard to remember to take your medication, especially if you have to take multiple different tablets. Sometimes it’s hard to keep track and remember whether you’ve taken your dose of tablets, so here are a few tips to help you in remembering to take them. Pharmacists can provide you with a pill box organiser, or dosset…read more →

Keeping Mobile

Keeping Mobile

As we age, it’s important for us to take extra care of our bodies and our wellbeing. Life slows down as we get older, especially once we finish work and take retirement. A sedentary lifestyle puts us at risk of developing serious illnesses such as diabetes, heart conditions and mental health problems, such as depression or anxiety. Sitting for long…read more →