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

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Share your views and experiences as an unpaid carer by completing Carer UK's State of Caring Survey 2021
To get an idea about the situation regarding caring in the UK, national charity Carers UK would like anyone providing unpaid care to someone - a loved one, relative or friend - to complete their State of Caring Survey 2021.
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CCGs seek patient feedback on GP's online services
The Clinical Comissioning Groups (CCGs) of Hertfordshire and West Essex are running an online survey about the online services that GPs offer. 
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This Carers Week (7th-13th June 2021) we helped to make carers and caring visible and valued – the theme of the week. We reached out to carers to provide information to help them in their caring role and had opportunities for carers to socialise and have time to themselves.

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It’s Volunteers' Week and we’re sending thanks to our wonderful volunteers for all you do

It's Volunteers' Week (1st -7th June 2021) and we want to thank all our wonderful volunteers for their hard work and dedication in helping us with provide information and support to unpaid family and friend carers when they need it, particularly during the last year through the coronavirus pandemic. We'd also welcome more people to volunteer with us, so if you are interested please get in touch with our Volunteer Service.

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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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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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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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