Caring For Carers

A series of short-form interviews with carers and those they care for, hosted by Gyles Brandreth.

20x 3mins, by John Dash Media, first aired 4th May 2020

Throughout the May of lockdown, community radio stations around the country dedicated time to the rising population of Carers in the UK.

There are approximately 8.8 million unpaid Carers in the UK – that is 13% of the population. Three in five people in the UK will be Carers at some point in their lives.

Caring for Carers featured uplifting, insightful and sometimes emotional stories from Carers across the UK. Experts shared their knowledge and expertise to help listeners through the difficulty of lockdown and beyond.

Caring For Carers was broadcast on:

  • 103 The Eye, Melton Mowbray
  • Alive Radio Dumfries
  • Amber Sound FM, Ripley, Belper Derbyshire
  • Andover Radio, Andover
  • Apple FM Taunton
  • Ballymoney Bubble (Pops Media), Ballymoney, NI
  • Beyond Radio, Lancaster
  • Bro Radio Barry/Vale of Glamorgan
  • Cambridge 105 Radio Cambridge
  • Cando FM, Barrow in Furness
  • CHBN Radio Truro/Cornwall
  • Chelmer Radio Chelmsford
  • Baytrust Radio, Kendal/Blackpool/Morecombe/Lancaster
  • Big Hits Radio Newtownards, County Down
  • Bishop FM, South West Durham
  • Bolton FM, Bolton
  • Branch FM, Dewsbury
  • Canalside Radio 102.8FM, Bollington / Macclesfield
  • Carillon Wellbeing Radio Coalville/West Leics
  • Causeway Coast Radio Coleraine area, N I
  • Corby Radio, Corby
  • Crescent Radio, Rochdale
  • Dales Radio, Yorkshire
  • Dean Radio Forest of Dean
  • Dee 106.3, Chester
  • Diverse FM Luton
  • East Leeds FM, Leeds
  • Eden FM, Penrith
  • EK Radio East Kilbride
  • Ferry FM Newtownards/Portaferry, County Down
  • Flame CCR, Wirral
  • Fuse FM Ballymoney, NI
  • Future Radio Norwich
  • Gateway community Radio – Gateway 97.8 Basildon
  • Great Driffield Radio, Driffield
  • Great Yorkshire Radio (DAB), North Yorkshire
  • Halton CR, Runcorn
  • Harborough FM Market Harborough
  • Harbour Radio Great Yarmouth
  • Hermitage FM Coalville
  • Hitmix Radio, Newcastle-under-Lyme
  • Hope FM Bournemouth
  • Inspire FM Luton
  • Inspire Radio Malton
  • Jorvik Radio, York
  • K107 FM, Kirkcaldy, Fife
  • Kennet Radio Newbury
  • Koast Radio Ashington
  • Lincoln City Radio, Lincoln
  • Link FM, Parts of Sheffield
  • Mansfield 103.2, Mansfield
  • Marlow FM Marlow
  • N Live Radio Northampton
  • Northallerton Radio Northallerton
  • Oldham Community Radio, Oldham
  • Paisley FM Paisley/Renfrewshire
  • Park Radio Diss, Norfolk
  • Pendle Community Radio (Asian station), Nelson
  • Penistone FM, Penistone
  • Peninsula Radio Cornwall
  • Peterborough Community Radio Peterborough
  • Phoenix Radio, Halifax
  • Pie Radio Manchester
  • Pure West Radio Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire
  • Radio Leyland Leyland
  • Radio Northumberland Northumberland
  • Radio Sangam, Huddersfield
  • Radio Tyneside, Newcastle
  • Radio Verulam, St Albans
  • Red Kite Radio Thame/Haddenham, Bucks
  • Redroad FM, Sheffield
  • Rhubarb Radio Wakefield District/South Leeds
  • Rossendale Radio Rossendale
  • Salford City Radio, Salford
  • Seaside FM 105.3, Withernsea and South Holderness
  • SFM Sittingbourne, Kent
  • Shmu FM, Aberdeen
  • Skyline Gold Southampton
  • Silk 106.9, Macclesfield
  • Sine FM, Doncaster
  • Somer Valley FM, North East Somerset
  • Steel FM, Scunthorpe
  • Takeover Radio, Leicester
  • Tameside Radio, Ashton
  • Tempo 107.4FM, Wetherby
  • The Mix Radio Network, Stowmarket
  • TMCR, Thorne & Moorends, South Yorkshire
  • Vixen 101, Market Weighton
  • Wave WSM radio, Weston Super Mare
  • West Somerset Radio, Minehead, Someset
  • Winchester Radio, Winchester
  • Zetland FM, Redcar
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