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Songs of Praise – suitable for those with dementia and their carers

20 June 2022

An event that is suitable for those living with dementia is being held this Saturday (25 June) at Downing Place Church, Downing Place, Cambridge, CB2 3EL. Coffee and homemade cakes will be served in the Downing Place Church from 10am, followed by Songs of Praise in an informal setting.  It will consist of verses from […]

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Calls for reforms to help improve support for young carers welcomed

15 June 2022

Caring Together has welcomed the news that the Children’s Commissioner for England is calling for a range of measures to be put in place to help improve the early identification and support of young carers across the country. Proposals include calls for: A joined-up approach between schools, local authorities and other professionals such as health […]


Do you want to help inform how carers are supported in the future?

13 June 2022

Cambridgeshire County Council and Peterborough City Council are refreshing the county’s all-age carers strategy, which looks at what support unpaid carers need. They are really keen for carers to be at the heart of this process. If you would like to be involved with helping them with this, they have an online co-production workshop on […]

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Carers Week – new research shows rising pressures faced by carers

9 June 2022

Carers UK have released new research which shows the rising pressures that unpaid carers are currently facing. Many carers are still struggling with the ongoing impact and negative legacy of the COVID-19 pandemic. The continued strain on social care services, many of which remain unavailable to carers, combined with the current cost of living crisis, […]

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Concern and disappointment around failure to introduce much-needed support for carers

10 May 2022

We have today expressed our concern and disappointment that the Queen’s Speech has missed another opportunity to help people looking after family members and friends who have a health condition. It was hoped an Employment Bill would be forthcoming in the speech, including a new leave right to one week of leave per year for […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week – Make sure you get help to benefit you, personally

9 May 2022

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week. Being a carer can be hard and take a toll on your physical and mental wellbeing, as well as bringing many practical challenges. Your circumstances and the impact of your caring role can be very personal. If you want support or advice specific to your situation, we are […]


Caring Together call for rights of parent carers and young carers to be made a reality

6 May 2022

At Caring Together we are actively working to ensure that the existing rights of carers are recognised and acted on, and to bring carers rights in line with the realities of carers needs. We regularly hear from parent carers, young carers and other carer organisations across the country that young carers and parent carers aren’t […]


Are you a trained counsellor – would you be willing to help carers?

21 April 2022

If you are a qualified counsellor, would you be willing to volunteer to help us in delivering mental health and wellbeing support to carers in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk? This is an important and much needed part of the support we provide, and we want to be able to help more carers in this way. […]

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Have your say – what do health professionals need to know about carers?

13 April 2022

At Caring Together, we are putting together new resources and carer awareness-raising sessions for health professionals such as hospital staff, mental health workers, and GPs, so we want to carers to help us. We want to know from carers what they think health professionals need to know when it comes to carers. We also want […]

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Carers Week 2022 – Make caring visible, valued and supported

5 April 2022

Carers Week 2022 is on the way from 6 to 12 June. The week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers of all ages face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities. The theme for Carers Week 2022 is ‘Make caring visible, valued and supported’. The […]