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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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