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Important opportunity to give your views on a National Carers Strategy

28 February 2024

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers have launched survey to gather the views of unpaid carers and organisations who represent them on their proposal for the UK Government to develop a new National Carers Strategy. The survey is open to current and former unpaid carers, as well as to organisations who support and represent […]

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Children who are young carers say more recognition is essential

26 February 2024

We at Caring Together Charity and young carers are calling for more to be done to help children and young people who are looking after a family member. There are almost 4,000 children and young people under the age of 18 across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk who are caring for someone. But it is years […]

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BBC Make a Difference Awards – Carer Award

14 February 2024

The BBC are this year again holding their Make a Difference awards. If you know of a carer who ‘improves the life of an individual or group of people through their helpfulness, compassion and support’ you can nominate them for the Carer Award. The awards are held in each of the BBC radio station areas, […]

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Help to shape future services

2 February 2024

Future contract arrangements for NHS 111 and Integrated Urgent Care (IUC) Systems are being reviewed, and you can give your views. NHS Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Integrated Care Board (ICB) wants to hear from the people who use these services most often. The ICB will use the feedback to help shape the type of services they contract […]

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Share your experiences as a carer – Join an Adult Social Care Partnership Board

31 January 2024

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire and Healthwatch Peterborough are keen to hear from people who have experience of using adult social care services to join their local Partnership Boards as Independent Members. Examples of this type of care that you may have experience of are care provided in a residential care home, care provided within a person’s own […]

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Royal Mail – making your deliveries more accessible

30 January 2024

If you are caring for someone or if you yourself have care needs this may mean at times you are not easily able to get to the door for a delivery. You are now able to use the Royal Mail App to set your delivery requirements including about accessibility (you can also give a safe […]

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Survey for carers of adults with Serious Mental Illness (SMI)

25 January 2024

Healthwatch Norfolk is working with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) to find out more about the experiences of people caring for adults with serious mental illness (SMI). If this is you, they want to hear directly from you so the NSFT can gain a better understanding of your experiences and it will help […]

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Parent carer survey on SEND services

25 January 2024

Are you a parent carer in Peterborough with experience of using special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) services? Family Voice Peterborough have a survey open until 31 January that they would like you to give your views in. The results of the survey help provide a snapshot of how local families are experiencing SEND services, […]

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Thank you! For ensuring more carers are recognised and supported

24 January 2024

Carers being recognised and supported is hugely important. With many people who look after someone not seeing themselves as an unpaid carer, we all have a role to play in ensuring carers are recognised, aware of support and able to get the support they need. Eight organisations have been awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Award […]


Music therapy – Are you caring for someone with dementia?

12 December 2023

A research team from Anglia Ruskin University are looking for people to participate in a focus group. They are interested in peoples’ experiences of staying on a dementia care ward and would like to speak to people living with dementia, their relatives or carers. They are particularly interested in techniques used to prevent or alleviate distress, […]