Health 28 January 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-47002578 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Fighter, warrior, hero - some of the terms you might see used to describe people with cancer.But according to a new survey, for some with the … [Read more...] about What not to say to someone with cancer
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WHEN Hayley Reay's husband Dave passed away in her arms from lung cancer at just 57 last year, her world collapsed. The next day, as she struggled to come to terms with his death, she was dealt another blow - her benefits had been stopped as a result, leaving her unable to even afford to bury the man she loved. After Dave's death the couple's £1,350 a month income support and carer's allowances were immediately stopped, and Hayley was told she would have to apply for Universal Credit instead. She had just £140 in the bank and with no savings she had no idea how she would pay for her rent, let alone pay for a funeral. It left her without any cash while she waited five weeks for her first payment. To get by, Hayley, 43, felt she had no choice but to put everything - including her husband's funeral - on credit card and ended up with £5,000 worth of debt. “I could have had a paupers’ funeral but that wasn’t something I could face," said … [Read more...] about Woman whose benefits were stopped day after husband died due to Universal Credit couldn’t even afford to bury him
What to do when you see someone sleeping rough BelfastTelegraph.co.uk An estimated 597 homeless people died in England and Wales in 2018, with the numbers rising by 24% over the past five years. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/what-to-do-when-you-see-someone-sleeping-rough-37644670.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37644667.ece/aee79/AUTOCROP/h342/bpanews_682a356e-5915-4c4e-8478-ed62b14e2cf0_1 Email An estimated 597 homeless people died in England and Wales in 2018, with the numbers rising by 24% over the past five years. The figures from the Office for National Statistics come as temperatures plunge across the country – so what do you do when you see someone sleeping rough on the streets? The initial answer is the same wherever you are. Specialists and volunteers say having a chat with a rough sleeper, if you feel comfortable doing so, can go a long way. Without being intrusive, it is advised that you might want … [Read more...] about What to do when you see someone sleeping rough
LENNY Henry is an English stand-up comedian and actor, who last year starred in the third series of Broadchurch. But, what else is there to know about the star, and when was he married to Dawn French? Here's the lowdown... Who is Lenny Henry? Lenny Henry is a British stand-up comedian, actor and writer - with his full name being Lenworth George Henry. The 60-year-old was born to Jamaican immigrant parents in Dudley, Worcestershire on August 29, 1958. Apart from his stage and TV projects, he is also known for co-founding Comic Relief. He is currently the Chancellor of Birmingham City University and was appointed as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in 1999. Lenny was also knighted in the Queen's 2015 Birthday Honours for his services to drama and charity. Lenny was married to fellow comedian Dawn French from 1984-2010 and their daughter Billie was born in 1991. The pair separated in 2010, saying the decision to part ways was amicable. Later, in 2016, Lenny … [Read more...] about How old is Lenny Henry, when was he married to Dawn French and what did he say about his weight loss?
LIKE any grieving mother, Kay Aitken could hardly bear to say goodbye to the son whose life had been so cruelly taken by cancer at the age of just 15. "Part of you can’t accept that it’s real," she tells Sun Online. "I didn’t want to let him go." And for a couple of precious days, she didn't have to. While Kay's son Tyler died in a hospital bed, he was then taken to Haven House Children’s Hospice where his body was laid in a serene room bedecked with fairy lights and tranquil paintings. Called the Butterfly Suite, the specially-cooled room has been designed to allow parents the time and space to say the most final of goodbyes. And it was there that, following Tyler’s death in March 2016, Kay spent two days lying alongside her dead son, holding his hand and talking through memories of their life together. She’s just one of dozens of grieving mums who have used this poignant, heart-breaking service. "It was a beautiful experience and a very … [Read more...] about I spent two days cuddling my dead son in a specially-cooled room when he died from cancer aged just 15 – and I could have stayed forever