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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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