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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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Ask for help if you need it
22-Dec-21
Cumbria County Council can provide urgent help and emergency support, including basic food and essential items, or if you are struggling to cope with your current situation for whatever reason. Call the county council's Support Helpline on 0800 783 1966 (Monday to Thursday 9am to 5pm, Friday 9am to 4....
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New Government letter to identify unpaid carers to help avoid long queues for boosters
18-Dec-21
Government today (Friday 17.12.2021) has taken steps to ensure that unpaid carers can use a specific letter to identify themselves to gain priority for the booster jabs for COVID-19 along with paid care workers, if there are long queues....
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New Living with Dementia Toolkit
29-Nov-21
Welcome to the Living with Dementia Toolkit for people with dementia and their carers. This set of resources is based on research, and the expert experiences of people with dementia and their carers. ...
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Care Sector Hit Hard By Staffing Shortages
16-Nov-21
See:  https://www.cwherald.com/news/care-sector-hit-hard-by-staffing-shortages/ ...
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