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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

04/05/2020
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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.
22/04/2020
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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.

17/04/2020
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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.

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.

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. 
26/03/2020
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keep in touch call

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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