Well, thousands of people up and down the Fylde coast do, professionally or by looking after a loved one or friend. From 9 hours old to 90 years old most of us at some time will need care.
If you are caring or being cared for we hope you'll find this blog talks about things that are important to you. We'll share news from the world of health and social care – including the stuff you won't hear about until you're on the receiving end. If you want to get something off your chest, drop us a line and we'll share your experience. You can talk to us in confidence – we can share your story without telling the world who you are.
We want to focus on the good aspects of care as well as the not so good, with the ambition of driving up standards and achieving high standards of care for everyone.
More about the background to Who Cares
‘Time to Change’ our thinking about mental health
Blackpool Council is supporting mental wellbeing charity Lancashire Mind to help change the way people think and act about mental health.
Published: 11th August 2017
Modified: 11th August 2017
NHS Volunteers Help to Raise Awareness of Online Access Service
Did you know that you can book appointments and order prescriptions online?
Published: 17th June 2017
Modified: 17th June 2017
Have your Say on Clinical Policies
NHS Blackpool Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is working in partnership with the other seven CCGs in Lancashire to review clinical policies across the region.
Published: 18th March 2017
Modified: 18th March 2017
Students Challenged to ‘Gulp’ Healthier Drinks
Students across Blackpool are being encouraged to ditch sugary pop for healthy swaps.
Published: 8th March 2017
Modified: 8th March 2017
Ready..Steady..Stop..on No Smoking Day
National No Smoking Day on Wednesday 8 March provides the ideal opportunity to kick the habit.
Published: 4th March 2017
Modified: 4th March 2017
Minor Ailment Service changes thanks to public
Patients are asked to buy simple products where they can - but registered parents can still access treatment through their pharmacist
Published: 1st March 2017
Modified: 1st March 2017
Convenient Local Care for Painful Health Complaints
People on the Fylde coast have praised a new service providing treatment in the community for some of the most agonising health complaints.
Published: 25th February 2017
Modified: 25th February 2017
Trinity Hospice Seek Retail Volunteers
Trinity Hospice are looking for volunteers for their shops, can you help?
Published: 19th January 2015
Modified: 23rd January 2017
Charity Donation from Cremation Recycling Scheme
Blackpool Council has donated more than £4,300 to Trinity Hospice as part of a national crematorium metal recycling scheme.
Published: 19th December 2016
Modified: 19th December 2016
Awards for Blackpool’s top carers
Blackpool’s health care heroes have been celebrated at a special awards ceremony.
Published: 28th November 2016
Modified: 28th November 2016