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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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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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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.
08/01/2020
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Views sought about adult autism services in Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire County Council and NHS organisations in Hertfordshire would like to hear from adults on the waiting list for an autism assessment, adults already diagnosed with autism and their family carers as part of a review into the autism assessment pathway and support available following diagnosis in Hertfordshire.
18/12/2019
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Carers reminded about Hotpoint and Indesit washing machine recall

As you may be aware, the Hotpoint Privilege Purchase Club, supports our Carers’ Passport Discount Card service, and offers savings on household appliances such as washing machines. We would like to remind carers who may have brought a Hotpoint or Indesit washing machine to check if they are affected by a product recall due to fire safety concerns.

01/11/2019
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Tips to stay safe from scams and fraud

Fraud is now one of the most common crimes in the UK with a total of £1.2 billion stolen by criminals last year. Hertfordshire Police has given us some key tips to share with carers and the vulnerable people they support to help them be vigilant and protect their personal and financial information and money.

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