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Invitation to participate in a study for dementia carers
16-Jun-21
Are you an unpaid carer for someone living with dementia in the North West in unassisted care? Would you like to participate in a research study exploring use and experiences of dementia support services during the COVID 19 pandemic? Please see details in attached poster and let them know your experiences....
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Could something positive come from Covid?
14-Jun-21
See: https://on.ft.com/3pPCcAs ...
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Cumbrian leading the way in better connecting Carers
24-May-21
A CUMBRIAN organisation is expanding a revolutionary way of supporting people who care for their loved ones. Carer Support South Lakes launched Carer-Connect in October 2020 with Lottery funding to develop new ways of helping Carers access support and information....
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Support our Carers Week 2021 breaks campaign!
17-May-21
Ahead of Carers Week 2021; 7th - 11th June, Carers UK are launching a new campaign to highlight the urgent need for carers to be better supported to take breaks from their caring responsibilities. Millions of carers have gone to extraordinary lengths over the past year to look after and support those they care for, with many caring around the clock without any meaningful breaks....
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Carers organisation support online health and wellbeing Mela
16-May-21
EDEN Carers, who provide support and advice for unpaid Carers have joined forces with the Rotary Club of Brampton & Longtown and North Cumbria Health & Care to take part in a virtual health and wellbeing event....
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Freemasons are supporting carers with advice, breaks and activities
12-May-21
Freemasons are leading a project to help up to 33,000 adult, young and parent carers, with donations of more than £715,000. According to Carers UK, the number of carers grew exponentially during the pandemic, reaching more than 13 million....
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Cumbrian businesses supporting unpaid Carers in the workplace
07-May-21
BUSINESSES and organisations in Cumbria are helping to support their employees who are also unpaid Carers for a family member or friend and finding they can retain valued staff. Carers Champion Training in the workplace helps organisations, both private and public sector raise awareness of the important role unpaid carers undertake....
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For the latest Covid-19 guidance for Carers please see Carers UK link:
26-Apr-21
https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/coronavirus-covid-19 ...
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APRIL is Stress Awareness Month in the UK
15-Apr-21
For the more than 56,400 people in Cumbria who are juggling their unpaid caring for a loved one with their work and other personal commitments it is time to reflect. South Lakeland Carers CEO, Mike Seaton explained: “A Carer is someone of any age who cares, unpaid for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or addiction could not manage without their support....
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IMPORTANT VACCINATION UPDATE
04-Mar-21
Unpaid carers are eligible for the covid vaccine as part of Cohort 6 defined by the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI). The definition given for those eligible is: •    Eligible for carer’s allowance •    Those who are the sole or primary carer of an elderly or disabled person who is at increased risk of COVID-19 mortality and therefore clinically vulnerable....
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