The Richmond Group of Charities is working together as a collective voice to better influence health and social care policy, with the aim of improving the care and support for the 15 million people living with long term conditions we represent.
"And then without any warning, I got a letter saying they’re pulling out. They just said that they found that it was becoming increasingly difficult to meet the requirements and that they felt it was no longer part of their portfolio"
“I think the responsibility that I accepted when Pat left hospital, it was one of the most daunting times in my life."
"I don’t call myself a carer…it’s just my duty. It’s how I was brought up"
"They’ve done the operation, they now want to get you out. I felt like there was no point in doing the operation if you can’t get the aftercare right"
"You go in there, and you’ve got no idea about anything, about care. It’s like going in on the first day at school."