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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

16/11/2020
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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.

16/11/2020
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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.

06/11/2020
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Unpaid carers are being encouraged to write to their local MP as well as the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, the Rt Hon Matt Hancock MP, and Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak, to tell them of the challenges they face and call for better support.
06/11/2020
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We're backing Carers UK in their campaign for a better financial deal for unpaid carers

We have joined the 75 organisations that have sent a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, The Rt Hon Therese Coffey MP, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, to call on the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance. This is part of Carer’s UK’s #FairerForCarers campaign and follows a similar letter sent in early July that has gone unanswered.

25/09/2020
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Responding to unpaid carers’ questions around Direct Payments, Personal Assistants, and the coronavirus

Hertfordshire County Council has shared some answers to frequently asked questions on Direct Payments.

08/09/2020
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Herts resident seeks support for her petition to get more wheelchair accessible homes

A Hertfordshire carer is urging people to sign her petition calling to the Government to require builders and developers to include a quota of wheelchair accessible homes in their developments.

12/08/2020
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Phone

A £500 donation from the Tesco Bags of Help COVID-19 Communities Fund has been helping us connect with unpaid carers, particularly those over 70 or vulnerable, over phone and video during the COVID-19 lockdown.

16/07/2020
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Carers Week Q&A Sessions with Adult Care Services

We have now made resources from our Carers Week sessions with Adult Care Services available online.

07/07/2020
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How we're responding to the easing of COVID-19 restrictions
As society emerges from the COVID-19 lockdown, community venues allowed to re-open, and the rules around social gatherings and social distancing are being relaxed we wanted update you about our face to face activities such as support groups and workshops.
25/06/2020
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Government issues exemption guidance for face coverings on public transport
Although most people are now required to wear face coverings on public transport, not everyone has to – including those with learning disabilities, autism or those who communicate by lip reading.
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