My Care Story - Nicola Murgatroyd A successful business entrepreneur and founder of My Liferaft. Nicola set up the first centralised electronic clinical trial records solution for the pharmaceutical industry in 1998. MyLiferaft is a successful personal management solution for care and health data belonging to the person, with data being owned by the person and shared with the care circle as well as health and social care professionals as required. As a mother, Nicola’s 1st hand knowledge of looking after her daughter Faith, who had multiple complex special needs, created a desire to make sure other parents and carers in her position were better supported. In this open, honest and moving conversation, Nicola talks about her family life, the challenges and joy of being a carer and gives some candid advice for carers across the UK.
Kay Smith lives with Lupus, an autoimmune disease which means palliative care for Kay. In this interview, Kay talks frankly about her life, how the discovery of virtual reality technology eases her pain and why she is determined to live her life to the full while helping others through her campaigning and the positive sharing of her experience. To find out more about how technology can help in easing pain, visit VR Doctors on Facebook.
Best-selling author Alexander McCall Smith talks with care Radio UK’s Alan Steadman in December. the man who penned The Number 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency, 44 Scotland Street, the Corduroy Mansions series and many more talks about life, his work and his views on the world of care in the UK.
Mindset expert Jamie Mcbrearty explains the concept of fixed and growth mindsets. Why mindset is important in every aspect of our lives, whether caring for someone, being cared for, at work or in our personal relationships, changing the way we think can have surprising results!
Can't sleep? Patrick Brady narrates one of his own stories, followed by an insight into why we can all suffer from a lack of sleep at some stage and some simple tips how to overcome those sleepless nights.
Dr Suzanne Zeedyk explores the benefits of the use of a papoose (or similar object) to ensure children are feeling safe and protected. Suzanne also discusses why the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan have a critical role to play for parents and carers across the UK.
In this programme, Gary speaks to Alison Carr who talks about her son Fraser in ‘My Care Story’. Fraser was nine years old when he contracted encephalitis, a rare but serious inflammation of the brain usually caused by a virus. Alison talks openly about her family’s struggle and gives her views on funding for Carers and the testing of her personal resilience.