Tag Archives: Carer

On having a “carer”

By now I am a veteran at completing application/review forms for Employment and Support Allowance (ESA) and Personal Independence Payment (PIP). ESA is for people who are too sick to work, while PIP is to cover extra expenses associated with … Continue reading

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Carers Week: a letter to my partner

This is my 100th post. I’ve been racking my brains about how to mark the occasion, but have just been reminded that this week, 10-17 June, is Carers Week. What better use for my centenary post than a letter to … Continue reading

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