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1 hour
First broadcast:
Sunday 05 June 2011

In the men's magazine for the modern man, Tim Samuels is joined by Dick and Dom's Richard McCourt to talk about caring for an ill parent.

Plus an exploration of male beauty, more must-read books for men, and 60 Second Hypochondria, with questions you daren't ask the doctor.

  • Help & Support

    Dementia UK is a national charity, committed to improving quality of life for all people affected by dementia. Admiral Nurses are specialist mental health nurses who work within the National Health Service and are supported by Dementia UK. They provide practical and emotional support to family carers of people with dementia. Contact them by phone on 0845 257 9406, email direct@dementiauk.org or log on to www.dementiauk.org

    Parkinson's UK is a confidential service staffed by registered nurses and advisors who offer advice, information and support to anyone affected by Parkinson's.
    The Helpline is one of the main sources of information and contact for people with Parkinson's, whether they have just been diagnosed or have had the condition for a number of years. The nurses are able to reassure and advise, giving people the confidence to manage the condition and plan ahead. Contact the helpline on 0808 800 0303 Monday to Friday between 9am and 8pm and Saturday 10am and 2pm, or log onto www.parkinsons.org.uk

    Carers UK is the voice of carers. Carers UK improves carers' lives in a number of ways, including campaigning for the changes that make a real difference for carers and providing information and advice to carers about their rights and how to get support. If you need advice about your caring situation you can call 0808 808 7777 or email adviceline@carersuk.org or log onto www.carersuk.org/

    Crossroads Care is a leading provider of support for carers and the people they care for. They work with over 35,000 individuals and their families, helping carers make a life of their own outside caring. Contact them by phone on 0845 450 0350, or log onto www.crossroads.org.uk

    Counsel and Care is the national charity that offers information and support to older people, their families and carers to get the best care and support. They can advise on a range of community care issues, including finding and paying for care, welfare benefits, and hospital discharge. Can also help older people whether they are in a care home, in sheltered housing, or in their original home. Contact the Advice line on 0845 300 7585, Monday to Friday between 10am and 4pm or log onto www.counselandcare.org.uk

    The Care Quality Commission is the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Contact them by phone on 03000 616161, or log onto www.cqc.org.uk

    Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) encourages the improvement of social care, early years and social services by regulating, inspecting and reviewing services and by providing professional advice to Welsh Ministers and policy makers. Their aim is to raise standards, improve quality, promote best practice and tell people about social care. You can contact CSSIW by telephone on 01443 848450, by email at cssiw@wales.gsi.gov.uk or you can visit their website at www.cssiw.org.uk

    Healthcare Inspectorate Wales’s (HIW’s) core role is to review and inspect NHS and independent healthcare organisations in Wales, to provide independent assurance for patients, the public, the Welsh Government and healthcare providers that services are safe and good quality.
    HIW also protects the interests of people whose rights are restricted under the Mental Health Act. We regulate and register independent healthcare providers to ensure that they are qualified to carry out their work and that they meet the standards for quality and safety set out in law.
    You can contact HIW by telephone on 029 20928850, by email at hiw@wales.gsi.gov.uk or you can visit our website at www.hiw.org.uk

    Social Care & Social Work Improvement Scotland is the new unified independent scrutiny and improvement body for care and children’s services and has a significant part to play in improving services for adults and children across Scotland. Contact them by phone on 0845 600 9527, or log onto www.sscwis.com

    The Regulation and Quality Improvement Authority is the independent health and social care regulatory body for Northern Ireland. Contact them by phone on 02890 517 500 (9am-5pm Monday to Friday) or log onto www.rqia.org.uk

    The Alzheimer's Society offer support for caring with someone with dementia - www.alzheimers.org.uk


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    Tim Samuels presents the men's magazine for the modern man

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