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Support with living costs - Carer UK
30-Jun-22
If you are struggling to make ends meet at the moment, it’s important to know that there is help available. On this page, you can find lots of suggestions to help you manage your finances and get support during these challenging times of rising living costs....
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MS Society - Keeping Active Info Event
20-Jun-22
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Carer's Leave - Wendy Chamberlain MP's Private Members Bill
15-Jun-22
We have exciting news that Wendy Chamberlain, the Liberal Democrat Member of Parliament for North East Fife, has decided to take Carer’s Leave as her Private Member’s Bill. We will be working with her closely to ensure that this Bill is a success....
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Do you support a family member living at home with dementia?
14-Jun-22
Yes? Please tell us about your experiences during the Covid-19 pandemic by answering our survey (30 – 45 minutes). All replies will be anonymous and completely confidential To get involved:  Please go to https://bit....
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How you can get involved this Carers Week
06-Jun-22
Carers Week (6-12 June) is here, and as unpaid carers continue to face huge challenges it's more important than ever that we come together to raise awareness of caring. If you haven’t yet shown your commitment to making caring Visible, Valued and Supported by adding your pledge as to how you will support unpaid carers, you can do so by clicking the button below....
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All Age Carer - Young Carer Online Questionnaire
31-May-22
Cumbria County Councils Childrens Social Care, Strategic Commissioning Team have launched an online survey to understand the views and needs of Unpaid Carers. The aim of the survey  is to find out what you think about current services and any ideas you may have to improve them....
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All Age Carer - Adult and Parent Carer Online Questionnaire
31-May-22
Cumbria County Councils Adult Social Care, Strategic Commissioning Team have launched an online survey to understand the views and needs of Unpaid Carers. The aim of the survey  is to find out what you think about current services and any ideas you may have to improve them....
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Carers Week 2022: support our campaign calling for a Recovery and Respite Plan for unpaid carers!
24-May-22
This Carers Week, Carers UK and the six other charities involved this year are calling for the UK Government to publish a Recovery and Respite Plan for unpaid carers. We ask that you support our campaign by writing to your organisation's local MPs about the campaign, and also by sharing it with carers you are in contact with....
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Support worker hands over the baton after 15 years of service in Eden
23-May-22
A long-serving worker is bidding farewell after 15 years of service at a charity. Carer Support Eden, supported by Carer Support Cumbria – a charity that helps carers through assessments, support plans, health and wellbeing support, social activities and associated personalised support services, is saying goodbye to Wendy Rheam....
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Carers UK reacts to new interim advice from the JCVI about COVID-19 booster vaccinations in Autumn 2022
20-May-22
Commenting on the new interim advice from the JCVI, Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK said: “Yet again we are raising the fact that millions of unpaid carers looking after disabled, older or ill relatives and friends are being left out of announcements about the vaccination programme even though they do the same job as frontline health and care staff but care unpaid....
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Carers Week 2022 - 'Make Caring Visible, Valued and Supported'
10-May-22
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support....
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Over 930,000 unpaid carers will see a real terms cut in benefits - Carers UK response to benefits upratings
25-Apr-22
Over 930,000 unpaid carers will see a real terms cut in benefits - Carers UK response to benefits upratings1 On Monday 11 April 2022, state benefits are being uprated to the new 2022/23 levels but are leaving unpaid carers’ benefits far behind the rate of living costs, meaning a real terms cut in income....
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Success! Health and Care Bill - carers' rights protected at hospital discharge
04-Apr-22
We are delighted to share good news with you all regarding our Health and Care Bill campaign! On 30 March, we welcomed an amendment to the Health and Care Bill which was passed in the Commons having been brought forward by the Government....
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Carers UK comment on changes to eligibility for free Lateral Flow Tests
31-Mar-22
Commenting on the Government’s next steps for living with COVID-19, including eligibility for access to free COVID testing, as set out    in a written ministerial statement by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, Helen Walker, Chief Executive of Carers UK said: “Carers UK is deeply disappointed that tests will not be made free of charge to unpaid carers whether they are symptomatic or not....
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Dying patients living longer than expected lose NHS funds
17-Mar-22
More than 1,300 patients a year are having NHS funding for their palliative care withdrawn after living longer than expected, BBC analysis shows. Terminally-ill or rapidly-declining patients are given fast-track support, allowing them to live outside hospital....
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Financial pressure on unpaid carers unsustainable
15-Mar-22
“I am anxious & scared of what our living costs will be in the coming months. I’m unable to sleep and worried about surviving” (an unpaid carer, February 2022). Just under half (45%) of unpaid carers are currently unable to manage their monthly expenses, the latest research by Carers UK has revealed....
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Carers UK welcomes Peers successfully protecting carers’ rights in Health and Care Bill
10-Mar-22
Carers UK strongly welcomed the fact that Peers have today successfully won an amendment against the Government’s attempt to revoke the Community Care (Delayed Discharges etc) Act 2003 in the Health and Care Bill during its report stage in the Lords....
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County Council announces testing site closures following government advice
03-Mar-22
In line with central government policy, Cumbria County Council have announced that all free symptomatic and asymptomatic testing sites for COVID-19 need to close in the county by Thursday 31 March. The in-person and mobile testing sites were set up during the height of the pandemic but following the release of the government’s “Living with COVID-19” plan, they will all be decommissioned by the end of the month - with some closing earlier than that....
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Update on Health and Care Bill campaign
02-Mar-22
Carers UK has been campaigning to both safeguard and improve carers’ rights in the passing of the Health and Care Bill.   Committee Stage for the Health and Care Bill in the House of Lords took place in January and February 2022....
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Government launches its 'Living with COVID-19' plan
28-Feb-22
Earlier this month the Government launched its ‘Living with Covid-19’ plan to lift all restrictions and phase out free tests and carers have been sharing with Carers UK some of their concerns. Carers UK is, therefore, calling for free tests for unpaid carers to continue, for carers to be included in any future vaccination plans and for Government guidance for employers in relation to carers and workers with specific conditions....
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Sustainable future for Alston Medical Practice
24-Feb-22
A more sustainable future for Alston Medical Practice has been secured. Cumbria Health on Call (CHoC) will be taking over the management responsibilities from Tuesday 1st March 2022. Patients shouldn’t see any changes....
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Carers UK have launched a new survey on cost of living crisis!
01-Feb-22
To better understand how carers are managing their finances, and how they anticipate their financial situations changing over the next year, we have launched a new survey to build a picture of the impact of the increases in cost of living on carers and the people they care for....
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Live online learning from Dementia Carers Count
24-Jan-22
The live online learning webinars from Dementia Carers Count health and care professionals cover a wide range of subjects, from understanding the impact of different types of dementia and strategies that can help, to how to look after yourself as a carer....
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Please encourage unpaid carers to complete NHS England’s GP Patient Survey 2022
13-Jan-22
Around 2.4 million people, aged 16 and over, who are registered with a GP practice in England will receive an invitation to take part in Europe’s biggest patient experience survey in early January. GP practices have had to make changes in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, so it is more important than ever that we hear about the experiences of using local GP and primary healthcare services....
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BT move to clarify landline concerns from rural and vulnerable residents
11-Jan-22
See full article at:  https://www.thenorthernecho.co.uk/news/19826786.bt-move-clarify-landline-concerns-rural-vulnerable-residents/ ...
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Our very own Volunteer Coordinator, Sue Munro, talks to BBC Radio Cumbria about making volunteering your new years resolution!
05-Jan-22
Listen on:  https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/live:bbc_radio_cumbria ...
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