Don’s story

Don’s story

Mum and Dad have been married for 61 years. They’d hardly spent a night apart in all that time but when Mum’s Alzheimers progressed earlier this year, he could no longer look after her in their own home as she needed full-time care. Once mum moved into a care home,...
Nicola’s story

Nicola’s story

“Why can’t you come and visit me?” Are you too busy to see me?” “Have you forgotten about me?” “Why can’t I come out of here?” Heartbreaking questions my mum repeatedly asked me this week. She thinks her family have abandoned her and has no idea how hard we’re...
Linda’s Story

Linda’s Story

A day out. I cannot visit or see my mum at the moment. She is 99 and has been in lock down since March and has not been out of her care home (apart from an admission to hospital) Yesterday l was asked to take her to hospital for a check up! l drove via a park. She...
Frances’s Story

Frances’s Story

My sister Debbie is 54 and is mentally disabled. She lives in supported living accommodation and before lock down in March she was very happy and settled and has amazing carers.   Debbie would come to visit me in my own home or we’d all go to mum’s – usually for...
Paul’s Story

Paul’s Story

My dad’s name is Leslie Storey, he turns 85 in October. Before entering a care home he and mum (Mary) lived together in a bungalow just outside Blackpool. Mum’s health deteriorated 15 years ago and dad became her main carer. Dad managed well for a few years but...
Help us end isolation for care home residentsSupport “Gloria’s Law”

As the Ambassador for Rights for Residents, West End performer Ruthie Henshall is campaigning for “Gloria’s Law”, in memory of her mother who passed away this year, after witnessing her decline from the other side of a care home window.

If passed this would ensure every resident has the legally enforced right to the support of an essential visitor, who could support them in all circumstances.