Thursday, April 23, 2015

U.K. Efforts To Support The Couple

From a U.K. based website:

"RELATE Worcestershire (a U.K. based charity) is calling on local government to give more NHS (National Health Service) support to couples where either partner is living with long term health conditions as part of its Best Medicine campaign.
The charity which operates in Bromsgrove and Redditch, is asking people to sign a petition following the release of a report based on a YouGov poll, which found that around one in four people with a life-limiting health problem or who were disabled said their condition had impacted negatively on their relationships with partners, friends, family or colleagues.
Val Northcote, counsellor at Relate Worcestershire, said: “It can be a long road when you’re living with physical or mental health condition, and couple, family and social relationships are a vital part of making the journey better. Yet when we need our relationships most, the effects of having a health condition can pile on the pressure..." 

At least it's happening somewhere.....sigh...  Do you know of any efforts in the U.S., or elsewhere to support couples living with illness?

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