Why Is The UK Not Doing More To Help Its Carers?
There are approximate 13.6 million unpaid carers in the United Kingdom. These are people who for whatever reason have found themselves looking after a sick or disabled relative, friend or partner. They could be in that situation for a short period of time, or for years. Having to balance the many duties that come with being responsible for the well-being of someone who requires complex medical (and often emotional) provisions is not an easy task.
Stroke Care In The UK – Early Supported Discharge (ESD) and The Postcode Lottery
What is Early Supported Discharge? Anyone who is unfortunate enough to have a stroke and is admitted to one of the specialist units in the country, when it comes around to discharge, will have an introduction from ESD. They should meet them while still on the wards and the first visit will be set up soon after the patient’s arrival (in theory) at home.
Why A Writer Should Ignore Praise and Embrace Critiques.
At age ten I wrote a poem in class, it was about fireworks. My English teacher loved it so much that she sent a praise note home to my mother and I was convinced I was the next Shakespeare. To set the record straight, the poem wasn’t good, I am not a poet, I still do not know my Donnes from my Dickensons. It was just better than the rest of the class because all the spelling was (mostly) correct and I successfully managed a quatrain and a metaphor. But that escaped the notice of a ten-year-old who strutted around the class like I was the secret lovechild of Bob Dylan picking up the family Nobel.
Why ‘Write What You Know’ Is Bad Advice
'That fools may not speak wisely what wise men do foolishly' This is the first piece of advice most writers are given. We were taught it at a young age by our English teachers. We are lectured by strangers who have never picked up a pen (or a laptop), who spout the cliche as if it is a profound piece of ancient wisdom that they have been gifted after years of learning.
The Evolution of The Queen Bee
What’s Your Damage, Heather? The Queen Bee trope has had us in a chokehold since the 80s when Heathers burst onto our screens. Red Heather had full control over her high school, she was ambitious, powerful, and widely disliked, yet all the other girls in the school either wanted to be her or get close to her. But Heather Chandler’s presence is omniscient throughout the movie, writer Daniel Waters fails to give us any background aside from superficial details. We know she partied, ate corn nuts, and dated Peter Dawson. But we are not told about her home life, her upbringing, or her socioeconomic status. But whether it was the audience or the people in Hollywood, someone made some big assumptions.