We said that it was a time when Caring Together really meant caring together. You answered our call. With your help, we have continued to be here for carers across Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
The coronavirus crisis continues to have a devastating effect on carers.
We remain certain of one thing, that carers and their families need our support. Now more than ever.
For many, the only light at the end of the tunnel is receiving their COVID-19 vaccination to give them the confidence that they are able to keep their older, disabled and seriously ill loved ones safe. For some, it will open up the possibility of accessing vital help and support for the first time in nearly a year.
But we know that attending even routine medical appointments can be difficult for carers when they are looking after someone. With your help, we can help carers to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments.
From providing homecare for the person they care for to supporting them with their travel and transport – anything that they need to make sure that they and the person they care for can get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments without even more worry or stress.
Please donate to our caring for carers emergency appeal. By making a donation you will help make sure that carers are receiving the practical and emotional support that they need during this crisis.
How you have helped!
Caring together between April 2020 and January 2021 we have:
- Answered 10,331 calls to our carer helpline, providing vital information, advice and guidance.
- Delivered 200 carer care packs including essential items such as facemasks, gloves and aprons.
- Given bursaries to 83 carers and their families to support them when they need it most, for example helping to purchase devices for home schooling.
- Run 85 virtual carer groups so that carers have had a chance to connect with others and take a break from looking after someone.
- Supported 128 carers with our ‘listening ear’ service, giving them the chance to talk to someone who cares.
- Registered 4,112 emergency plans so that carers know what to do if something happens that means they are unable to care such as being diagnosed with COVID-19 themselves.
- Provided 62,923 hours of homecare so that carers are able to take a break.
Thank you for your support.