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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

04/01/2021
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Petition for unpaid carers to receive COVID-19 vaccination boosted by radio interview

John Ley, who started the petition, spoke to BBC Three Counties Radio at just after 8am on Monday 4th January.

23/12/2020
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Support available from Hertfordshire's voluntary & community organisations this festive season & during tier 4 coronavirus restrictions
Following Hertfordshire’s move to Tier 4 coronavirus restrictions on 20th December 2020, community and voluntary sector organisations in Hertfordshire have stepped up their support for county residents, particularly those who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV). Find out about the support available over the festive period and during the restrictions and contact details for the organisations.
23/12/2020
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You can get involved in campaigning for unpaid carers to get the same priority for the COVID-19 vaccination as paid care workers

We have joined forces with unpaid family and friend carers to campaign for unpaid carers to get the same priority for the COVID-19 vaccine as paid health and care workers and you can get involved too by signing a petition.

20/12/2020
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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 to March 2021.

18/12/2020
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Season's Greetings from Carers in Hertfordshire

We'd like to wish you season's greetings. If you would like information or support related to your caring role over the festive period we are there to help if you need us. Our Carer Support Advisors are working as usual Monday to Friday (except Bank Holidays) and despite the recent Government announcements we have some light-hearted activities planned on Zoom - a trivial pursuits quiz on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve, a yoga taster (29th December), and carer catch ups on various days, including Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

10/12/2020
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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.

06/12/2020
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St Albans residents' festive fundraiser 2020

Residents in part of St Albans are brightening up their neighbourhood and raising money for us by unveiling festive-themed window displays each day until 24th December as part of a living advent calendar.

05/12/2020
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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.

03/12/2020
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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.
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.

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