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Maggie’s Story

This is Maggie, she lives in a care home and has multiple sclerosis. Unlike like many of those living in care settings she is able to give voice to her opinions and feelings.  Maggie misses her  children and grandchildren...

Jean’s Story

Jenny’s mum Jean has lived in the same care home for the last three years where she’s been happy and settled. She has Alzheimers Dementia. After a major fall at home when she broke her hip, shoulder and knee she was hospitalised and as a result needed 24 hour care. We...

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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.

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