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New Living with Dementia Toolkit
29-Nov-21
Welcome to the Living with Dementia Toolkit for people with dementia and their carers. This set of resources is based on research, and the expert experiences of people with dementia and their carers. ...
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Care Sector Hit Hard By Staffing Shortages
16-Nov-21
See:  https://www.cwherald.com/news/care-sector-hit-hard-by-staffing-shortages/ ...
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Council pledges £7m to support social care through winter
04-Nov-21
Cumbria County Council has committed £7m to a new emergency social care sustainability fund to support the struggling social care sector through this winter. The announcement comes as social care providers around the county report increasing difficulty recruiting and retaining staff in the face of increasing wages in other employment sectors, the impact of the Government’s ‘no jab, no job’ rule and the ongoing pressure caused by the pandemic....
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Unpaid carers worried about the financial strain on top of continued reduced access to support
03-Nov-21
One in three carers in Scotland (33%) are struggling to make ends meet 42% of carers say their financial situation has deteriorated since the pandemic Carers spend an estimated £1,106.64 a year on average on services or equipment for the person they care for Half of carers (49%) feel anxious or stressed about their finances One in three carers (33%) in Scotland are struggling to make ends meet, reveals new research from the charity Carers Scotland....
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Carers UK briefing - Autumn Budget and Spending Review 2021 - what it means for unpaid carers
02-Nov-21
This briefing sets out the most relevant announcements with regard to unpaid carers from the Autumn Budget and Comprehensive Spending Review 2021, delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rishi Sunak MP, on 27 October 2021....
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Homecare costs outstrip funding from councils, says report
25-Oct-21
See:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-59008554  Cumbria is the 2nd lowest paying Authority in the country. ...
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#DoesRishiCare?
04-Oct-21
I am getting in touch to ask that you to support and promote the petition we have just launched as part of the #KeepYourPromiseBoris campaign that Carers UK is running alongside other members of the Care and Support Alliance....
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Unpaid carers - booster vaccines
30-Sep-21
Improving identification of unpaid carers in primary care Phase 3 delivery of the COVID-19 booster vaccinations includes unpaid carers prioritised in cohort 6. As in Phase 1, those currently in receipt of a carer’s allowance or identified in March 2021 as receiving support from a Local Authority or Carers Organisation, are being called nationally for booster vaccinations providing it’s been six months since they completed their primary course....
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Unpaid Carers to receive 1 weeks unpaid leave to balance job and care needs.
27-Sep-21
Under new Government proposals announced this week workers will get more choice over when and where they work. Separately, the Government has also announced that it will be giving unpaid carers who are balancing a job in addition to caring for a dependant with long-term needs one week’s unpaid leave, as a day one right....
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Responding to exceptional pressures on social care system in Cumbria
20-Sep-21
Please see the attached letter from John Readman - CCC executive Director - People in which he discusses the pressures on the social care system in Cumbria and what Cumbria intends to do. ...
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