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Latest Carers in Hertfordshire News

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Council update about social care provision during the coronavirus crisis
We’re now nine weeks into lockdown due to COVID-19 and Hertfordshire County Council has provided us with an update to share with unpaid carers about social care provision in the county and any changes that may affect carers due to the virus.
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Items made by the Hertford Yarn Bombers
A group of keen knitters and crafters are celebrating key workers and COVID-19 heroes by making colourful figures and raising money for charity, including us – Carers in Hertfordshire.
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face mask and gloves (personal protective equipment)
As demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has soared due to the coronavirus, we’d like to thank everyone who has donated items such as face masks, aprons and gloves, for our care workers to use when on home visits.
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Key Highlights: Government Guidance for unpaid carers

We know that the work carried out by unpaid family carers keeps the health and social care system going. Recognising that, the Government has published specific guidance to help you to keep safe and well while continuing with your caring role. It covers advice regarding emergency plans and what to do about your caring role if you, anyone you live with, or the person you care for, has coronavirus symptoms or is in a clinically vulnerable group.

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Information about new scam telephone calls

A number of calls have been made by people pretending to be from Hertfordshire Age UK.

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Update on Hertfordshire County Council-run Day Services

The Hertfordshire County Council Adults with Disabilities Services has provided information regarding a temporary change in availability for some of its Day Services.

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People urged to be mindful of fake news and information

We know that there is a lot of information circulating online and offline about the COVID-19 pandemic and it can be hard to know what is accurate and what to trust. People are being reminded to be mindful of fake information and news, particularly at the moment, and we have some tips from the Government about what to look out for.

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Responding to carers' concerns regarding the Coronavirus Act and social care provision

After carers contacted us with concerns about the new Coronavirus Act 2020 that reduce the statutory duties of local authorities to carry out needs assessments of unpaid carers and those requiring care and replaces them with powers to meet need, when necessary during the pandemic.  We contacted Hertfordshire County Council about how this might impact on social care for adults in Hertfordshire.

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New measures in place to allow unpaid carers to continue claiming Carer’s Allowance during the COVID-19 pandemic

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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Some supermarkets to recognise unpaid carers at their priority shopping sessions
Select stores across the county have decided to accept unpaid carers in the specific times set aside for vulnerable people or NHS workers. 
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