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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

03/04/2020
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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.

03/04/2020
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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.

31/03/2020
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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.

30/03/2020
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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.

27/03/2020
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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. 
27/03/2020
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Hospital Trust sets out arrangements as it temporarily closes an Emergency Department to patients with minor injuries and illnesses.
Lister Hospital in Stevenage is no longer treating patients with minor injuries or illnesses, but has set out alternative arrangements, which include contacting the NHS 111 online service in the first instance. East and North Hertfordshire NHS Trust, which manages the hospitals, has made this move so that it can keep the Emergency Department clear for more serious cases and meet demand and pressures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
26/03/2020
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Find out more about how you can donate or volunteer today to help support our most isolated carers. 

24/02/2020
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Free e-learning programme to help unpaid carers review their skills and job prospects

Unpaid carers may be interested in a free online programme - Learning for Living - which can help them evaluate their skills and re-enter work or review their current job.

18/02/2020
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Unpaid carers’ input sought to help identify State of Caring in the UK
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 2020.
30/01/2020
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Supporting young carers this Young Carers Awareness Day and beyond
This Young Carers Awareness Day (Thursday 30th January 2020) we’re hoping to reach out to young carers and those who support them, such as school and college staff, to let them know “You are not alone”. We want to highlight the services available to help ease their caring role.
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