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A message from Kate Mosse
Kate Mosse
Hello - it's Kate Mosse here.
I have a question, which I think needs an answer – how do we deal with juggling care, guilt and grief?
It might seem like a question that is unfathomable, or far too big to comprehend. But it’s something that more and more of us are dealing with – myself included, as I supported my heroic mother caring for my father as he approached the end of his life, then had a watching brief for my mother, and now am a full-time carer for my 90-year-old mother-in-law. 
I am not alone. Some 13 million of us in the UK are unpaid carers, managing caring responsibilities behind closed doors, and without fanfare. With the ongoing effects of the pandemic, and with an ageing population, we are everywhere, hidden in plain sight. Have you found yourself in this situation? Or do you know someone who has?
We need to talk more openly about how it feels to care for someone who is dying. That’s one of the issues that I explore in my book, ‘An Extra Pair of Hands’, and it’s why I'm so pleased to be joining Dying Matters to speak about my experiences - about small everyday acts of tenderness, and finding joy in times of crisis.
These conversations are more important than ever. Our voices need to be heard. Will you join our discussion on September 9th?
I believe that stories like mine, stories about care and death and dying, are what help us to learn to live differently, to celebrate love and to support each other through loss. 
I hope you will be able to join us. 
Thank you, 
In An Extra Pair of Hands, Kate Mosse writes with 'hope and humour about caring for her elderly parents and mother-in-law, showing that caring is a feminist issue.
Evening Standard
Kate will be talking to Hospice UK CEO Tracey Bleakley on Thursday 9 September, 3 - 4.15 pm. 

The event will take place on Zoom and is free to attend but you need to register for a ticket. 
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