Tribute to health care expert.
Mr Dack, who lived in Prudhoe, played a key role in developing a county-wide service for carers, working as a volunteer to use his training skills and experience.
He helped change the Carers Together project in Wansbeck from a support group to a local carer carer
a person who looks after someone who is ill or old, often a relative: the group offers support for the carers of those with dementia
carer n → service and then became involved in the county-wide Carers
Steering Group, launching Carers Northumberland last year. This organisation supports people who provide unpaid care for a family member or friend affected by disability, illness or frailty frailty Vox populi A state of delicacy or weakness which, which encompasses age-related fragility, in particular osteoporosis. See FICSIT, Osteoporosis. .
Mr Dack worked at Glaxo Pharmaceuticals for 27 years, taking early retirement from his post of health and safety officer to care for his first wife, who had multiple sclerosis sclerosis /scle·ro·sis/ (-ro´sis) an induration or hardening, especially from inflammation and in diseases of the interstitial substance; applied chiefly to such hardening of the nervous system or to hardening of the blood vessels. , until her death. He married his second wife Kathy four years ago..
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|Publication:||The Journal (Newcastle, England)|
|Date:||Jun 11, 2009|
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