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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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Carers’ Survey 2021
16-Sep-21
Please participate in the Carers' Survey you may receive. During Autumn 2021 a biennial survey of carers will be conducted by Cumbria County Council on behalf of the Department of Health.  Around 1,300 carers will be randomly selected to participate in the survey....
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Government dismisses CCC challenge to unitary decision.
13-Sep-21
The government has dismissed Cumbria County Council's claim the decision to split the county into two unitary authorities is unlawful, according to a letter we've seen. The "east" and "west" Cumbria councils will take over in 2023....
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Find a walk-in coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination site
02-Sep-21
If you live in England and are aged 16 or over, you can get a COVID-19 vaccine from a walk-in COVID-19 vaccination site without an appointment. You do not need to be registered with a GP or bring any ID....
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Cancer Patient Carer Representatives Needed
26-Aug-21
Cancer Services in North Cumbria are setting up a new Patient / Carer representative group to work with Cancer services providers to help improve services.  Could you help? ...
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Carleton Carer Group
16-Aug-21
A Cumbrian based Carer group. A safe space where Carers can support and learn from each other.  The group will provide comfort and support to Carers who are caring for someone receiving support at Carleton Clinic....
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Self-isolation removed for double jabbed close contacts from 16 August
13-Aug-21
The main bits to take away from the article are: As of Monday, double jabbed individuals and under 18s who are identified as close contacts by NHS Test and Trace will be advised to take a PCR test as soon as possible to check if they have the virus and for variants of concern....
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State of Caring Survey 2021
05-Aug-21
Last year over 6,000 of you filled in our surveys about your experiences of caring during the pandemic. Your responses have helped us campaign successfully for better guidance, testing for carers, PPE for unpaid carers, carers' “support bubbles” and exemptions to allow carers to get a break....
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Keep your promise Boris!!
27-Jul-21
Please follow this link, join the campain and send a letter to Boris about the broken health and social care system, which he promised to fix....  https://action.carersuk.org/page/85576/action/1?utm_s...
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Updated care home visiting guidance released
26-Jul-21
The Department for Health and Social Care has updated its guidance regarding care home visitation, which will apply in England from 19 July onwards. This new guidance sets out key information, including: every care home resident can have ‘named visitors’ who will be able to enter the care home for regular visits....
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How can you as an older or disabled adult or an unpaid carer challenge local council decisions about social care and support in England?
20-Jul-21
Local councils make a number of decisions that affect people’s access to social care and support. This includes whether they are entitled to care or support and, if so, how much and what kind of care or support they can access....
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Have your say on a proposed change in how healthcare services are accessed overnight at Penrith Urgent Treatment Centre (UTC)
16-Jul-21
To complete survey, please click on link:  https://forms.office.com/pages/responsepage.aspx?id=slTDN7CF9UeyIge0jXdO40--xpaXF41Kod8zFAWEQChURUg5NDU5OUtERFc2MkQxRk9VOFBEV0wzMi4u ...
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Health and Care Bill 2021 - Carers UK campaign to safeguard and improve carers’ rights
15-Jul-21
Carers UK is campaigning to both safeguard and improve carers’ rights within the NHS as part of the Health and Care Bill. Having left carers out of the Health and Care White Paper, Carers UK successfully encouraged Government to include carers in the new structures the Bill creates, but there are also areas where we need to take action....
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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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We are recruiting an Admin / Finance Co-ordinator
02-Mar-21
For details and application pack please see:  https://www.edencarers.co.uk/about-us/jobs-and-work-placements/ ...
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Great news over the learning disability vaccination change!!
01-Mar-21
See: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-56181154  ...
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Covid Vaccination Information
24-Feb-21
We are working with CCC, the NHS & Carers UK.  The final criteria for which unpaid Carers are eligible for a vaccination is still being finalised by Government.  We hope to receive that information soon....
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DWP Winter Covid-19 Support Grant
08-Feb-21
We are pleased to announce we have been awarded grant money to distribute to adult Carers made vulnerable, or had their vulnerability increased due to Covid from a non-family household (a household where all occupants are 19 years or over)....
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We call on the Government to find a solution to the growing Carers Crisis.
01-Feb-21
The sector is facing a shortage in the number of people working as carers - with the pandemic and Brexit adding to concerns about staffing.  Here's what Dani Leslie from Eden Carers told That's TV earlier today....
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You Can Access Cumbria's Libraries
28-Jan-21
Cumbria’s libraries are currently closed for browsing and general access. However, they continue to facilitate digital access for those with essential needs which include job applications, benefit applications, accessing public services, financial information, online banking, for educational purposes, to keep in touch with family members or to support mental health....
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Grab a cuppa and have a read of our Spring 2021 Adult Carers newsletter.
27-Jan-21
See:  https://www.edencarers.co.uk/workspace/documents/final-adult-spring-ac-pc-newsletter-a3-folded.pdf ...
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PAID Carers - how to register for Covid vaccination
21-Jan-21
Dear Colleagues, If you are asked about access to vaccine by someone who is a Personal Assistant / Personal Care Worker in Cumbria (ie: someone employed by an individual to provide care rather than someone employed by an organisation) we now have a website (with thanks to DaCE) that you can direct them to so that they can register to be called, in due course, for a Coronavirus vaccination....
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How Healthy is your brain??
19-Jan-21
Alzheimer’s Research UK launches Think Brain Health, is a new awareness campaign to empower people to keep their brains healthy throughout life and ultimately, help reduce their risk of dementia. The digital campaign is backed by the latest research and focuses on three rules for brain health – looking after heart health, stayin g sharp and keeping connected....
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Charities across Cumbria welcome inclusion of unpaid carers on vaccination priority list.
07-Jan-21
Carer charities across Cumbria have welcomed the inclusion of unpaid carers in the publication of new COVID vaccination advice issued on 31 December, from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI)....
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Free Dignity in Dementia Zoom Course (4x1 hour sessions) for unpaid Carers
07-Jan-21
Starting Tuesday 2nd February 7-8pm. Then the following 3 Tuesdays same time.   To book a place or for more information email:  [email protected] or ring:  07771 68237 ...
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