Archives Podcast

12 Finalé (background and thanks)

In this final podcast, I have provided some background information and explain why I recorded this podcast series which covered topics including…

  • Motivation
  • Finding resources and information
  • Communication
  • Confidentiality
  • Challenging behaviour
  • Collaboration and coordinated care

… all topics I had difficulty with when I was a home care giver.


Books that may help with care giving or eating disorders :


Many thanks to Beat UK, NEEDS Scotland, Carers Trust and Samaritans.
And very best wishes to all home caregivers. I hope you will find practical suggestions to help you support your loved ones in your own situation.



11 Information and Resources

In this podcast we discuss information and resources in a caring situation.
We cover :

  • The downsides of not having information and/ or resources.
  • How to figure out the information and resources you need.
  • What steps are required to attain a positive outcome.
  • Asking treating professionals about sources of information.
  • Getting help, money and benefits.

10 Motivation

In this podcast we cover motivation and how to achieve positive change.
We cover :

  • what’s needed to influence positive change
  • how you might discuss it with the person you are caring for
  • what the benefits might be
  • rebuilding confidence
  • looking for the positive
  • don’t ignore the negative

09 Confidentiality

When caring for someone with a condition or illness, confidentiality can be a barrier that can impact upon the quality of care the individual receives.
In this podcast we discuss :

  • Healthcare professional-patient confidentiality.
  • Sharing information with 3rd parties (e.g. local authorities who can provide support) with consent
  • Getting help from local authorities, local self-help groups etc
  • Asking for what you need and writing a formal letter



08 Communications (part 2)

How to build constructive home-team communication.
Discuss possible ways to get help.
Create a plan.
Keep it simple.
Ask for what you need.
Show gratitude for what you’re given.
Review the plan as you go, tweaking as necessary.