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Latest Carers in Hertfordshire News

If you have a story or press enquiry please contact Clare Campbell on 01992 58 69 69 or email

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COVID-19 vaccines

As some unpaid carers aged 16+ can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine we appreciate that you may have questions and concerns. We have some information to share about the vaccine and roll out to unpaid carers.

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Young Carers Action Day 2021 sign

This Young Carers Action Day (Tuesday 16th March 2021) we want to continue helping protect young carers' futures - the theme of the day. We are encouraging young carers to recognise skills they've developed because of caring that can help them in work or education, skills such as resilience, time management and empathy. We're also letting young carers and their families know we are there to provide information, guidance and support, including workshops and activities to offer a break from caring or chance to learn or develop skills.

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Census 2021

The census is coming – it’s a survey of UK households that happens every 10 years and provides an insight into the population. The responses are used to help make decisions about services such as health and social care and we're encouraging everyone who supports or provides care to a family member or someone who has a physical or learning disability, a long-term or life-limiting illness, mental health conditions, or is elderly, to identify themselves on their census form.

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PPE (face mask and disposable gloves)
The Government is now recommending people in England that care for someone they don’t live with wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when carrying out care to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. As a result of this advice unpaid carers could be receiving free PPE and we are helping provide carers with what they need, so please contact us if you need face masks or other items. 
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Carers can enjoy conversation over a cuppa in our online catch ups

We have set up some relaxed coffee break style sessions for unpaid carers to join in with online via Zoom so they can have a chat with other carers over a drink and need not feel alone. New dates have been added for April 2021.

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Guidance for care home visits

Hertfordshire County Council have offered their guidance on care home visits from the perspective of both carers and care homes.

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Our Carers Rights Day events enabled carers to be informed and to share their views

We put the spotlight on unpaid family and friend carers and caring on Carers Rights Day (26th November 2020) and held a range of events online to give carers the chance to find out about their rights and financial support, take part in an art workshop, and even lobby MPs and representatives from Hertfordshire County Council and the NHS for improved services and assistance.

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Herts residents without life or limb threatening health needs asked to contact NHS 111 before going to A&E
People in Hertfordshire that need medical care that is not life or limb threatening or requiring an ambulance are being asked to contact NHS 111 before going to A&E so they can be directed to the best place for treatment. This move will help keep patients safe and hopefully ease waiting times and pressures in hospitals and emergency departments.
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Measures to allow unpaid carers to continue claiming Carer’s Allowance during the COVID-19 pandemic extended

Unpaid carers that receive Carer’s Allowance will continue to be paid the Allowance if they have a temporary break in their caring role due to either them or the person they care for self-isolating or being infected with coronavirus. Plus emotional support will also count towards as part of the 35 hours of care a week requirement.

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Helping carers to be recognised, supported and aware of their rights this Carers Rights Day and beyond

With the current coronavirus lockdown and Carers Rights Day approaching (Thursday 26th November 2020) we are reaching out to unpaid carers to ensure they are identified, supported and aware of their rights.

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