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Freemasons are supporting carers with advice, breaks and activities
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
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:
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APRIL is Stress Awareness Month in the UK
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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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
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Great news over the learning disability vaccination change!!
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Covid Vaccination Information
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
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.
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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