North & east Norfolk

We provide care services across north and east Norfolk including Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and North Walsham. Find out about our range of support for people with care needs and family carers who live in north and east Norfolk.

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. As well as digital group meetings we are also now starting to have face-to-face meetings. You can click here to read more about our virtual hubs and see below for details of sessions available. Monday 6 December 2021 –10am-11.30am – Parent carer hub […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Inside news for carers December 2021

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Could you give carers a listening ear?

Could you provide a sympathetic ear to carers who need someone to listen to their worries or concerns about their caring role? If you are a good listener and keen to support carers, then why not become a volunteer for our Listening Ear service? The Listening Ear service allows carers to talk to one of […]

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Coping with the loss of a loved one

This week is national grief awareness week (2 – 8 December) and we know that this can be a really relevant subject to many carers. Grief comes after the loss of someone close, but there can also be grief in the anticipation of losing a loved one, including someone they have cared for for a […]

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Calling young adult carers aged 16-24 – could you be a Health Champion?

The NHS England & Improvement Young Carer Health Champion programme is looking for carers aged 16-24 to join them. The Young Carers Health Champion programme was set up in 2015 to support improved health literacy, promote health and wellbeing, and develop the capacity of young carers to participate in planning and development of young carer […]

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Lynn Grove Academy awarded Carer Friendly Tick Award

Lynn Grove Academy in Great Yarmouth is the latest school to be awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award (Education), in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. The school has seen its accreditation renewed and has once again met the standards for the Carer Friendly Tick Award. Alison Mobbs, principal of Lynn […]

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Looking after someone – advice for the Christmas season

For many of us there may be a sense that Christmas is a time to have a break and enjoy yourself. But for some people, including carers, the festive period can bring its own challenges. If you are a carer it may be that you and / or the person you care for are affected […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. As well as digital group meetings we are also now starting to have face-to-face meetings. You can click here to read more about our virtual hubs and see below for details of sessions available. Monday 6 December 2021 –10am-11.30am – Parent carer hub […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Young carers share their views with children’s commissioner

Young carers came together on the eve of Carers Rights Day to tell the children’s commissioner for England about the challenges they face and what they would like to see changed. We were delighted to host the online meeting, which saw 20 young carers from across England share their views and experiences with children’s commissioner. […]

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Your chance to shape Norfolk and Waveney carers strategy

Carers Voice Norfolk and Waveney are keen for carers to share their views and experiences of being a carer and help shape the initial stage of the All Age Carers Strategy for Norfolk and Waveney 2022-2025. Carers Voice Norfolk and Waveney, part of Carers Matter Norfolk, have co-produced a short survey with carers as part […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. As well as digital group meetings we are also now starting to have face-to-face meetings. You can click here to read more about our virtual hubs and see below for details of sessions available. Thursday 25 November 2021 –10am-11am – Shelford hub (virtual) […]

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This #BlackFriday raise money to support carers while shopping with AmazonSmile

This #BlackFriday help us to raise money to support carers while cashing in on your bargain purchases. If  you use AmazonSmile – where you can shop in just the same way as on Amazon – then Amazon will make a donation money to Caring Together on your eligible purchases if you select us as your […]

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Carers Rights Day – How we are helping more carers to be identified and supported

Thursday 25 November is Carers Rights Day, a day held each year with the aim of ensuring carers are aware of their rights, letting carers know where to get help and support and raising awareness of the needs of carers, and the need to ensure they are properly supported. At Caring Together we provide information […]

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Carers Rights Day – Support available to people looking after someone

Carers Rights Day is coming up on Thursday 25 November. The day is held to ensure carers are aware of their rights, let carers know where to get help and support and raise awareness of the needs of carers. At Caring Together we have a team of carer advisors who are able to help carers understand […]

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Carers Rights Day – Make sure people caring for family members get the support they need

Carers Rights Day 2021 is coming up on Thursday 25 November, but many people who look after a family member or friend do not realise that they are a carer, or that there is vital support available to help them. We are encouraging people to help increase the awareness of the role of carers, which […]

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BBC News research shows scale of young carers missing out on support

BBC News has published a report saying nearly 180,000 children in England who care for a relative may be missing out on support because they are not known to their council. It says, “Local authorities have a duty to identify, assess and support children who provide a caring role. “But experts say many are not […]

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State of Caring 2021 – showing the pressures carers are facing

Carers UK have published their report on the State of Caring for 2021. One of the main findings is that people looking after family members or friends are worried about the financial strain on top of continued reduced access to support. They have found that over one in five carers (21%) are worried they may not […]

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Recognition for our support for carers work in Norfolk

This week the winners of the ‘System Led Support for Carers’ award will be announced at the Health Service Journal (HSJ) Awards ceremony and we are delighted to have been shortlisted for this award. We are delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist for our work to create carer-friendly communities for young carers in […]

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Inside news Christmas 2021 special edition

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. As well as digital group meetings we are also now starting to have face-to-face meetings. You can click here to read more about our virtual hubs and see below for details of sessions available. Tuesday 16 November 2021 –11.30am-1pm – Girton hub This […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Join us in spreading Christmas cheer to local carers

This Christmas we are delighted to have the support of Maxine Lester Lettings and Property Management who are working to spread cheer and goodwill to local carers, who deserve a gift to lift their spirits. We know that Christmas can be an incredibly lonely time for many carers who are looking after someone they love […]

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Inside news for carers November 2021

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. As well as digital group meetings we are also now starting to have face-to-face meetings. You can click here to read more about our virtual hubs and see below for details of sessions available. Monday 8 November 2021 –10am-11.30am – Parent carer hub […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Inside news October 2021

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Report highlights the vital need to recognise and support carers

We have published our annual report for 2020-21, and it starkly highlights the huge impact the coronavirus pandemic has had on carers and the vital importance of work to support them. Despite the sudden changes brought by the coronavirus, we responded to meet the needs of carers, reaching 17,500 carers, their families and the people […]

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Women’s wealth webinar: Supporting your loved ones whilst safeguarding your plans

A webinar hosted by Mercer is going to be held from 11am-12 noon on Tuesday 23 November. Speakers from Mercer Private Wealth will be covering: the new Health and Social Care Levy quashing common myths around what happens when things don’t quite go to plan and the steps you can take to protect yourself and […]

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Raise money to support carers while shopping with AmazonSmile

Do you shop on Amazon? Did you know if  you use AmazonSmile – where you can shop in just the same way as on Amazon – then Amazon will make a donation money to Caring Together on your eligible purchases if you select us as your chosen charity? All you have to do is: Go […]

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East of England carers event

A free event is being held for carers on Thursday 9 December 2021. To be held online, via Teams, this event by the East of England LGA is an opportunity to come together to: celebrate the contribution of carers across the East learn from things that have gone well and not so well improve your […]

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Survey for carers of adults with learning disabilities or autism

Are you the carer of an adult with learning disabilities or autism who is or has been an inpatient in a mental health, learning disability or autism specialist hospital? As part of an NHS England funded project reviewing advocacy for people with autism and people with learning disabilities in hospital settings, the Challenging Behaviour Foundation […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. As well as digital group meetings we are also now starting to have face-to-face meetings. You can click here to read more about our virtual hubs and see below for details of sessions available. Tuesday 19 October 2021 –10am-11am – Girton hub This […]

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King Edward VII Academy given Carer Friendly Tick Award

King Edward VII Academy in Kings Lynn is the latest school to be awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. The school has seen its accreditation renewed after it once again met the standards for the Carer Friendly Tick Award. The Carer Friendly […]

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This is me leaflet for people with dementia, delirium or other communication difficulties

A person who has dementia, delirium or other communication difficulties can find changes, like moving to an unfamiliar place or meeting new people who contribute to their care, unsettling or distressing. The ‘This is me’ leaflet can help to reduce this distress. It helps health and social care professionals build a better understanding of who […]

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Survey of Adult Carers in England 2021-22

The survey of adult carers in England 2021-22 is being held. We would encourage any carer who is asked to complete the survey to do so as this is a valuable way of the situations and needs of carers being understood. The survey is for adults (aged 18 and over) who have been informal carers […]

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Fundraisers walking challenge to help carers

Five members of the Caring Together team have walked 21 miles across the peaks of Yorkshire to raise money for carers. Our staff know first-hand from their work and also often from their own personal experiences of caring for family or friends, how crucial it is that carers are able to access the support they […]

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Heather Avenue Infant School earns the Carer Friendly Tick Award

Heather Avenue Infant School, Norwich, has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. The school commented, “We are delighted to have been awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Award. It is so important to us to get to know our young carers and […]

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Calista runs London to help carers

On Sunday Calista completed the Virgin Money London Marathon to raise money to help carers. We caught up with Calista to find out more about her day, and you can still donate to support her fundraising to enable us to do more to help carers at uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CalistaStrange Calista clearly had an amazing day and we […]

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Congratulations to our raffle winners

We are delighted to announce the prize winners from our first ever summer raffle and want to say a huge thank you to everyone who bought and sold tickets. We raised more than £2300 and thank you to the people who generously made a donation as well as buying tickets. Fundraising manager Nicky Newton said, […]

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Inside news for carers October 2021

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Help ensure carers are properly recognised in the Health and Care Bill

We need your help. Young carers have been left out of the recent Health and Care Bill which is currently making its way through Parliament. We also want to ensure all carers are fully recognised by the Bill so that they are properly identified and supported as early as possible in their caring journey. Alongside […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. As well as digital group meetings we are also now starting to have face-to-face meetings. You can click here to read more about our virtual hubs and see below for details of sessions available. Tuesday 5 October 2021 –11am-1pm – Ramsey carers meet […]

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The Warm Home Scheme

You may be eligible for a £140 discount on your gas or electricity bill this winter – for the months between October and March. The Warm Home Discount Scheme is scheduled to open on 18 October but many suppliers have already opened their applications. Do check with your supplier as early as possible, as they are […]

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Workshops from Stroke Association this autumn

Stroke Association is running a Stroke Information Programme which will take place on Zoom and run throughout September and October. It is a programme of 12 talks/workshops on a range of topics which are aimed primarily at stroke survivors and carers, but they are also happy for anyone who works with stroke survivors to attend […]

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Research into experiences of young carers and young adult carers during COVID-19

Researchers at University College London would like to speak to different groups of people including young carers aged 13-17 years old and young adult carers (aged 18-24) about their experiences during COVID-19. Young carers aged 13-17 They are really interested in how different groups of people including young carers aged 13-17 years old are feeling, […]

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Opportunity for young carers to attend Radio 1 party

We are delighted to be able to give young carers in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk the chance to book tickets to a star-studded party hosted by BBC Radio 1. The three-hour show will take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley, London on Saturday 16 October 2021, with highlights broadcast later on Radio 1, 1Xtra, BBC […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. As well as digital group meetings we are also now starting to have face-to-face meetings. You can click here to read more about our virtual hubs and see below for details of sessions available. Thursday 23 September 2021 –12pm-2pm – Carriages of Cambridge […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Three Peaks Challenge to help carers

A group of five members of Caring Together staff are going to be taking on the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for the charity and help carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Maxine Thompson, John Platten, Melanie Gray, Lizzie Hindler, Ruth Young will be covering 24 miles and more than 2000 metres of […]

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Supporting carers online resources

A free online resource to support the vital care that people looking after family members and friends provide has been created by e-learning for healthcare (elfh, e-Learning for Healthcare is an NHS Health Education England programme, working in partnership with the NHS and professional bodies, to support patient care by providing e-learning to educate and […]

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Workshops to help Carers Trust involve carers more meaningfully in its work

Carers Trust wants to involve carers more meaningfully in its work. Carers Trust sees this as important to strengthening the authenticity of its work and ensuring that what we do truly reflects what carers need. To do his Carers Trust is working with another charity called New Philanthropy Capital (NPC) to help them develop a […]

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Free professional development training on young carers for people working with young people

Caring Together and the theatre company LUNG are running free CPD training about young carers at Norwich Playhouse on Thursday 4 November. The training is around young carers and is aimed at teachers, social workers, youth workers, health care professionals, police and anyone who works in a front facing role with young people. This also […]

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Delirium research – discussion group invitation

Help researchers better understand new confusion and how this affects the person, their carers and relatives A team of researchers based at Addenbrooke’s Hospital, CUH NHS Foundation Trust and the University of Cambridge are planning a research project to investigate delirium, which is a sudden, usually short-lived, new confusion. Delirium can affect a persons’ thoughts, […]

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Carers’ guide to attendance allowance

Carers often have queries about Attendance Allowance, Mobilise have pulled together a guide specifically to help carers with this topic. Mobilise, is an online service that harnesses the collective knowledge, wisdom and expertise of unpaid carers. Their guide to Attendance Allowance can be found at www.mobiliseonline.co.uk/attendance-allowance and it covers the subjects of: What is Attendance […]

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University of Kent research – People with dementia and their carers

Earlier this summer we shared that researchers from the University of Kent were looking for study participants to help them to understand how well social care services support people living with dementia and their family and friends, who support them. (IRAS ID: 260302) They have now shared information on the findings from the survey with […]

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Upcoming events to help your pharmacy

A large proportion of people who look after family members and friends regularly go to pharmacies, where they receive not just advice regarding prescriptions, but on general health care and reassurance. Research published in Carers Week showed people looking after a family member or friend rate their pharmacy as the most carer-friendly service they receive […]

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Inside news for carers September 2021

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Carers’ guide to hospital discharge

Mobilise, is an online service that harnesses the collective knowledge, wisdom and expertise of unpaid carers. They have produced a practical guide, for carers who are supporting their cared-for through hospital discharge. This guide is growing all the time, and if you’re an unpaid carer with experience to share, please get in touch at with […]

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Invitation to AGM of NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group

You are invited to attend the first Annual General Meeting of NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical Commissioning Group which will take place virtually at 12 noon on Tuesday 28 September. Joining instructions will be sent to you nearer the time and will also be available on their website at www.norfolkandwaveneyccg.nhs.uk About NHS Norfolk and Waveney Clinical […]

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Support for you after your caring role

We want to ensure carers know we are here to help when their caring role is coming to an end. As part of this we want to improve the information we have on our website for people who are facing a change to their caring role, including because the person they care for has passed […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. As well as digital group meetings we are also now starting to have face-to-face meetings. You can click here to read more about our virtual hubs and see below for details of sessions available. Thursday 9 September 2021 –10am-11am – Shelford hub (virtual) […]

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Calista’s marathon effort to help carers

At Caring Together we can’t do what we do to support carers without the support of people like you. Whether it is a donation, volunteering, organising a coffee morning or something more energetic having you give your support means we can do more to help people looking after family members or friends. That is why […]

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Caring Together a finalist in the 2021 HSJ Awards

We are delighted to announce that our work to create carer-friendly communities for young carers in Norfolk has been shortlisted for the ‘System Led Support for Carers’ award at the HSJ Awards 2021, recognising the project’s outstanding contribution to supporting the health of carers – in what has been an exceptional and challenging period across […]

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Cambridgeshire County Council Reablement Service recognised with Carer Friendly Tick Award

Cambridgeshire County Council Reablement Service has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Communities, in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. And their team members have spoken of why they believe it is so important to identify and support carers. Their comments have included: “Carers often say to me ‘I […]

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Hear Me, See Me campaign

Autism Bedfordshire are launching Hear Me, See Me, a campaign to examine the inequalities in health care that impact adults with autism and their families. Their campaign covers the East of England including Norfolk. Over the next 18 months they will be listening to the experiences of adults, family members and carers from across the […]

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Sprowston Community Academy receive Carer Friendly Tick Award

Sprowston Community Academy in Norwich has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support young carers. The Young Carer Team at the school said, “The benefits of having the Carer Friendly Tick Award has given us the confidence to help young carers and know […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have carried on giving carers a range of ways to meet together and ensure that they are able to stay in contact with people in ways that work for them. As well as digital group meetings we are […]

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Could you appear as a carer in a smart meter advertising campaign?

Street Cast London are casting non-professional carers for a paid Smart meter advertising campaign. It will involve a recorded interview. Their voice will be used over an animation. Their criteria are: Non-professional carer, diverse, any gender, aged under 50, confident and engaging. From anywhere in UK. Ideally you care for someone who has a smart […]

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Support sessions for parents following exam results

The Anna Freud Centre are pleased to announce they are offering free support sessions to parents following the 2021 exam results days. They are aware that the pressures which students have faced this year have been considerable. For a young person, finally receiving exam results can be a moment of celebration or it can bring […]

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Experiences of people from ethnic minority communities with a blood cancer diagnosis

ClearView Research are carrying out a research project with Blood Cancer Alliance to gather insights about the lived experiences of people from ethnic minority communities who have or have had a blood cancer diagnosis. The insights they gather from this survey and their exploration lab discussions will be valuable in helping them work with key […]

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Inside news August 2021

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State of caring 2021 – give your views and experiences

Carers UK have launched their State of Caring survey 2021 and are inviting everyone looking after a family member or friend to take part. The survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers and many professionals who work with carers find the results provide a useful evidence base for […]

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Online study investigating resilience in carers

Researchers at Kings College London are looking for people who provide care or support to family, friends or neighbours to take part in an online study into carers’ resilience. They want to hear from carers varied backgrounds and who are caring for people with a variety of physical or mental health conditions. You choose to […]

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Could you help improve how services work for local people?

Healthwatch Cambridgeshire are looking for people to be part of a small team listening to the views of local people and making recommendations on how to improve care. You’ll be paid an involvement fee of £75 per half day for the time you give. Local NHS and care services want to recruit ten people across […]

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Inside news for carers August 2021

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One-to-one support with your study or employment goals

If you are a young carer, Carers Trust are offering you the opportunity to receive one-to-one support with your studies or employment goals. These sessions are for young adult carers, aged  16 – 25, who would like support. You can be offered up to four one-hour sessions during August and September. The sessions are to […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have carried on giving carers a range of ways to meet together and ensure that they are able to stay in contact with people in ways that work for them. As well as digital group meetings we are […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Online training for carers of someone living with dementia

Dementia Adventure have free online training specifically for carers of someone living with dementia available. There are three topics: Thinking differently about dementia (2 hours) This is the initial core training. It includes: Understanding dementia and the common symptoms How dementia affects the senses, communication and behaviour The importance of continuing to ‘see’ the person […]

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iPads for children with a vision impairment

For a limited time, the charity Guide Dogs are offering iPads to children aged 3-18 with a vision impairment, while secondary school-age children may choose an iPhone instead. The devices have excellent accessibility features built-in, and online guides and tutorials will be provided to help them get started and to ensure that they know how […]

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Research into resilience in young adult carers during the COVID-19 Pandemic

A Masters student at Manchester Metropolitan University is carrying out research investigating various factors that may affect resilience within young adult carers, and to see whether this has been impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can see full details and take part at https://mmu.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_eM78rgT7zvZAwei The study is investigating young adult carers. Participants should be between […]

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Young carers research and practice forum

Do you work with young carers? Or are you an academic whose research areas include young carers? You can join us and the University of Portsmouth for the Young Carers Research and Practice Forum on 27th September, 1-3:30pm This will be bringing together academics whose research areas include young carers and staff from young carers […]

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Open University Carers Scholarship Fund

The Open University’s Carers Scholarship Fund is the very first of its kind in the UK. They have already provided the equivalent of 50 full Open University scholarships to carers so that they get the chance to study, develop their sense of identity outside of caring and retrain towards seeking new employment. They are aiming […]

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Your views on challenging decisions about adult social care

The Equality and Human Rights Commission have launched an inquiry into how older and disabled adults and unpaid carers can challenge local council decisions about social care and support in England and Wales. They’ve launched a survey to hear from those affected by the issues covered by their inquiry. You can complete their survey to help […]

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Dementia UK – Understanding and Supporting Distressed Behaviour

Dementia UK’s Summer School session Understanding and Supporting Distressed Behaviour has been fully subscribed as a live event. However, because there has been high interest and numbers above the limit, the session will be available to view on the Dementia UK YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/user/DementiaUK1/playlists from Monday 2 August 2021. You are invited to watch […]

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Summer raffle – make a huge difference to carers and you could win a cash prize of up to £250!

We are delighted to announce our first ever summer raffle, and we are inviting you to join in to make a huge difference to carers where you live, and a chance of winning a cash prize of up to £250! 1st prize £250 cash 2nd prize £150 cash 3rd prize £50 cash Click here to […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Orton litter pick – get involved

Do you enjoy making a difference to your community? Join in the Orton litter pick with Family Voice Peterborough, this Saturday 17 July at Herlington Community Centre, PE25PW. For more information please call 01733 685510.

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Inside news for carers July 2021

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NHS waiting list survey

Since the COVID-19 pandemic, NHS services across the UK have had to care for large numbers of critically ill people infected with the virus. This has led to longer delays for people on waiting lists for hospital services, with five million people now waiting for treatment in England for the first time. A local survey for the […]

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Adult carer learning focus group – have your say

At Caring Together, we are currently developing some learning sessions for adult carers that we want to be available to carers later this year and we’d like you to help us by sharing your feedback. We have together the materials and we really want to run them past current and past carers to get their […]

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Communities forum for carers

Join the Seldom Heard Communities Forum on Thursday 22 July 2021 from 11am to 12.30pm for a virtual interactive meeting offering carers support. It is a meeting focussing around mental health and will include discussions from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust (CPFT) and Rethink Mental Illness. You can register for the event by clicking […]

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Parent carer virtual coffee morning

Parents carers coffee morning is taking place on Zoom. on Thursday 29 July 2021 from 10.30am to 11.30am, with Family Voice Peterborough. Free to attend, they will bring coffee and cakes to you, so please book 24 hours in advance. The session will give you chance to chat and find out the latest support and […]

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Challenging behaviour workshop for parent carers

Challenging behaviour workshops are running with Family Voice Peterborough, for parent carers seeking solutions to challenging behaviours in children and young people with special educational needs. They are holding an online virtual event on 15 July 2021 from 10am to 1pm. Click here to register

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Mile Cross Primary School awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Mile Cross Primary School has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support young carers. Special Needs Educational Coordinator at Mile Cross Primary School, Eileen Maceachern said: “We are so excited to have been awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Award. We want our Young […]

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Loneliness and social isolation in Norfolk – support available

Better Together, CanConnect and Lily have updated their service leaflet showing the support available for people in Norfolk who are experiencing loneliness and social isolation, and how to access it in different districts. The services offer one-to-one, group and peer support to adults (18+) whose loneliness and social isolation are the primary issues affecting their […]

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Carer voice and involvement plan launched

At Caring Together, we believe that carers really are the experts when it comes to issues affecting them and those they care for, and so we are committed they should be at the heart of all that we do. And that is why we have launched a new carer voice and involvement plan. This is […]

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Cuppa Care Bus in Norwich

The Cuppa Care Bus is in Norfolk, here to bring people together and tackle loneliness. Whether you just want to get out of the house, to meet new people, or chat about something that’s worrying you – the care bus has friendly people on hand who can help. The bus will be at the Forum, Theatre Plan […]

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Happy and Healthy Integrated Neighbourhood: East Cambs online event

The ‘Happy and Healthy in East Cambs’ Integrated Neighbourhood’ event, invites people to come along find support, and discuss community priorities of wellbeing in East Cambridgeshire. The event is being held virtually online on Zoom, on Wednesday 7 July 2021 from 10am -12pm. The event is an opportunity to: Celebrate the commitment of people who […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Inside news June 2021

Read the latest issue of inside news – our monthly newsletter for supporters.

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Families with young carers given a break with a circus visit

This week we were able to take a group of families with young carers to Circus Starr when the circus came to Norwich. And the break this gave, particularly to the young carers was really appreciated. One parent told us, “I just wanted to message and say thank you so much for the circus tickets. […]

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Are you an Amazon Prime member? Help us get double donations

Amazon Prime Day is this year on Monday 21 and Tuesday 22 June. And on these days AmazonSmile is giving increased donations on eligible purchases made by Amazon Prime members. Double donations for Prime members – no extra cost to you AmazonSmile will donate 1% (2x the usual donation rate) of the net purchase price […]

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Half term fun for young carers

Providing breaks for carers so they can get time away from their caring role is essential. And this is definitely the case with young carers who otherwise may miss out on many of the experiences other children may take for granted. Half term saw us holding a fantastic range of young carer activities, including a […]

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Burwell Surgery awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Burwell Surgery has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Health, for their work with Burwell carers and in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. Dr Andrew Wills, Senior Partner at Burwell Surgery, said: “Applying for the Carer Friendly Tick Award was to recognise not only the support we offer […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Resources from our parent carers event in Norfolk

During Carers Week 2021 we held a session for parent carers in Norfolk. This included sharing the findings of a survey of parent carers on their experiences and priorities. Then a session where people could discuss the next steps needed. You can view a video of this session below. The PowerPoint slides can also be […]

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Our thank you to everyone who supports our work

At Caring Together we provide information and advice, run services in our local communities and campaign so that carers have choices. We can’t do that without your help, and with the contributions of so many people we are able to do so much more to help carers. Please see below a video we have put […]

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Inside news for carers June 2021

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How you can show how you value carers this carers week

This year’s Carers Week from 7 – 13 June has the theme ‘make caring visible and valued’. You can show how you value carers and the incredible contribution to our communities they make by looking after a family member or friend by donating to help us to support more carers on our Virgin Money Giving […]

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Carers Week – how you can make caring visible and valued

This year’s Carers Week is being held from 7 – 13 June. We are asking you to take a moment to help ensure those people looking after a family member or friend are visible and valued. Caring Together chief executive Miriam Martin said, “Every year Carers Week gives a fantastic opportunity for people to become […]

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Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Employers, in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. Howard Tidman, Carers Champion said: “Unpaid carers play such an important role and make a massive difference every single day, so it is vital we look after them and offer them support […]

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Cancer carers support group

The James Paget Hospitals University HHS Foundation Trust have launched a new cancer carers support group, running for carers of people with cancer. We know that talking together, sharing information about what help you need and what support is available to you can make a difference to carers looking after a family member or friend. […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Carers Week – Making caring visible and valued – Disability Huntingdonshire

Carers Week this year has the theme of ‘make caring visible and valued’. Our Carer Friendly Tick Awards are given to organisations that have standards in place to identify and support carers. With Carers Week from 7–13 June we have asked people from some of the organisations who hold the Carer Friendly Tick Award to tell […]

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Carers Week – Making caring visible and valued – Ormiston Venture Academy

Carers Week this year has the theme of ‘make caring visible and valued’. Our Carer Friendly Tick Awards are given to organisations that have standards in place to identify and support carers. With Carers Week from 7 – 13 June we have asked people from some of the organisations who hold the Carer Friendly Tick […]

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Carers Week – Making caring visible and valued – Wymondham High Academy

Carers Week this year has the theme of ‘make caring visible and valued’. Our Carer Friendly Tick Awards are given to organisations that have standards in place to identify and support carers. With Carers Week from 7 – 13 June we have asked people from some of the organisations who hold the Carer Friendly Tick […]

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Carers Week – Making caring visible and valued – MTM Youth Services CIC

Carers Week this year has the theme of ‘make caring visible and valued’. Our Carer Friendly Tick Awards are given to organisations that have standards in place to identify and support carers. With Carers Week from 7 – 13 June we have asked people from some of the organisations who hold the Carer Friendly Tick Award […]

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Carers Week – Making caring visible and valued – Hellesdon High School

Carers Week this year has the theme of make caring visible and valued. Our Carer Friendly Tick Awards are given to organisations that have standards in place to identify and support carers. With Carers Week from 7 – 13 June we have asked people from some of the organisations who hold the Carer Friendly Tick Award […]

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Norfolk and Waveney Hospitals conference for carers and hospital professionals

A Carers Week conference with sessions for both carers and hospital professionals is to be held on Wednesday 9 June. And the sessions will be in line with the theme of Carers Week – making caring visible and valued. From 10am – 12pm there will be the session for carers to hear about ongoing work […]

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Carer Friendly Tick Award workshop – making your organisation carer friendly

This Carers Week we will be holding an event specifically for people from organisations that are already working towards the Carer Friendly Tick Award. The Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education was first developed by young carers as part of our  Norfolk Young Carers Forum project and has now grown to cover Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and […]

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Young carers events for Carers Week (coming sooner than you may think)

This year Carers Week from 7 – 13 June has the theme of make caring visible and valued. One of the ways we show that we recognise and value carers year round is by holding events for young carers and young adult carers. With Carers Week this year coming a week after half-term we have […]

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Next steps for support of parent carers in Norfolk

If you are a parent carer in Norfolk we would like to invite you to an event we are holding for you during Carers Week – on Tuesday 8 June from 1.00pm-2.30pm (to be held on Zoom). Earlier this year, we listened to parent carers to hear how they are coping with their caring responsibilities […]

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Our musical Volunteers’ Week ‘thank you’ to all our volunteers

As part of Volunteers’ Week we are looking at the role of our volunteers and celebrating their contributions – how their work benefits carers looking after a family member or friend, and how they also benefit from their roles. We always love to find new, different and personal ways to thank our volunteers, and to […]

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Volunteers’ Week 2021 – celebrating our volunteers

At Caring Together, we are delighted to have a wonderful team of volunteers. Our team is made up of 44 dedicated people who give their time and talents tirelessly to support carers. We would like to say a big thank you to all of the wonderful people who volunteer with us across our region in […]

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Disability Huntingdonshire awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Disability Huntingdonshire (DISH) has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Communities, in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. Tracy Hyland, chief executive officer at Disability Huntingdonshire, said: “The staff and trustees at Disability Huntingdonshire are thrilled to have been awarded the Carer Friendly Tick Communities award. As this follows […]

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Carers’ passports at Cambridge University Hospitals

Cambridge University Hospitals – Addenbrooke’s and The Rosie Hospitals – are supporting carers with their carers’ passport scheme. Carers who look after a family member or friend, may wish to continue some or all of their caring duties while the person they care for is in hospital. This could include visiting them to assist at […]

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Who cares campaign – young carers’ views wanted

The Who Cares Campaign is dedicated to improving services for young carers across the UK. As part of this they are looking to consult with young carers, young adult carers and service providers across the UK. The findings from the surveys* will help them shape their policies and better understand what needs to change. You […]

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Higher education workshops for young adult carers

Are you a young adult carer thinking about your next steps in education and higher educational options? Finding out about what to expect, the opportunities available to you and and how you can manage some of the challenges you might face is really valuable. Even if you are undecided about whether university is for you it is […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Disability Huntingdonshire awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Disability Huntingdonshire (DISH) has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Employers, in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. Tracy Hyland, chief executive officer at Disability Huntingdonshire, said: “As an organisation, our staff team is predominately people who have or have had direct caring responsibilities. We applied for the Carer […]

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Monument Project – Norfolk pilot focus group

Do you support a family member or friend who is living with dementia? Do you love being outdoors? Getting out into nature together doesn’t have to stop with a diagnosis of dementia. And the Monument Project want your views in one of their focus group sessions on 19 May. The Monument Project is a new […]

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Give your views on the quality of care

The regulator for NHS and care services in England – the Care Quality Commission (CQC) – have asked that people share their experiences of using the NHS and care services. They want to hear from people with disabilities and their carers and Disability Peterborough are encouraging people to give their views. This may include, but […]

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Marathon training with Caring Together

At Caring Together we are excited when our supporters take on challenges to raise money to support carers in the community. One of the people  stepping out to take on a challenge to help carers is Caring Together’s fundraising officer Bryony who secured a place for the Virgin Money London Marathon in October. Preparing for […]

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals’ virtual dementia fayre

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals’ virtual dementia fayre, taking place on Microsoft Teams on Thursday 20 May from 2pm, will provide information and support to people living with dementia and their families. A team of experts panel will be there for any questions you have on dementia care and support. Liz Yaxley, NNUH Dementia Services […]

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Virtual hospice open day for children

Arthur Rank Hospice and East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) recently held a special online open day for young people and their families, transitioning from childrens’ to adults’ hospice services. Young people and families can catch up on the virtual open day recently held and can see a tour of Arthur Rank Hospice which introduces their […]

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Inside news for carers May 2021

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 – supporting our staff

This week is Mental Health Awareness week and at Caring Together, we know how important it is for our staff that they that they take time and prioritise their wellbeing. We’ve got a whole range of different activities going on for staff and volunteers, encouraging them to take time out for themselves this week. Listen […]

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Consultation on making coronavirus vaccinations mandatory for care staff

Do you care for someone who lives in a care home for older adults? Carers Trust – a national charity we are a network partner of – is asking for your help to shape their response to some government proposals on making the coronavirus vaccine mandatory for staff who work in older adult care homes, other […]

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Three peaks challenge

You can choose to take on the 23 miles* and 3064 metres of ascending Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon either under your steam or by taking part in an organised event. We would love you to be part of our fundraising team. You will receive a T-shirt if you pledge to raise £50 and […]

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Midlands Tough Mudder  – Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 August 2021

If straight forward running simply isn’t enough for you, then the Tough Mudder may be your thing. If you have a place at this year’s Midlands Tough Mudder, or want to sign up, and would like to raise money to help carers, we would love to have you as part of our fundraising team. You […]

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Bedford Half Marathon – Sunday 5 September

If you have a place at this year’s Bedford Half Marathon, or want to sign up, and would like to raise money to help carers, we would love you to have you as part of our fundraising team. You will receive a T-shirt/running vest if you pledge to raise £50 and a water bottle if […]

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Virgin Money London Marathon – Sunday 3 October 2021

If you have a place at this year’s Virgin Money London Marathon, including for the virtual event, and would like to raise money to help carers, we would love for you to be part of our fundraising team. You will receive a running vest if you pledge to raise £50 and a water bottle if […]

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Cambridge Half Marathon – Sunday 17 October 2021

If you have a place at this year’s Cambridge Half Marathon, or want to sign up, and would like to raise money to help carers, we would love you to join our fundraising team. You will receive a T-shirt/running vest if you pledge to raise £50 and a water bottle if you pledge to raise […]

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Your views on out of hours support for carers are needed

The National NHS Commitment to Carers Team, and the East of England Carers Lead are inviting you or to be part of a workshop to explore what carers consider good out-of-hours support / contingency planning guidance to be. If you look after a family member or friend, they would like to invite you to a […]

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Resources for people caring for someone with dementia in Ramadan

The charity tide have produced a leaflet that is available in three languages for people caring for someone with dementia during Ramadan. You can download the leaflet in English, Bagla or Urdu at www.tide.uk.net/resources/bame-resources/ This page also has other carers leaflets in English, Bangla and Urdu you may find useful as well as other resources […]

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Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

At Caring Together mental health and wellbeing are always part of our thinking. Mental Health Awareness Week is from 10 – 16 May. It gives an opportunity for us all to recognise the importance of mental health – our own and other people’s – and why we all have a role to play. We can […]

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Free PPE for carers in Norfolk who live separately to those they care for

Free personal protective equipment (PPE) packs are available to any carers in Norfolk looking after a family member or friend who does not live with you. The packs available from Norfolk County Council include personal protective equipment to support you in your role as a carer.  They have included gloves, masks, aprons and bottles of […]

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Martham Academy and Nursery awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Martham Academy and Nursery has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support young carers. Family Support Worker at Martham Academy and Nursery, Julie Beales said: “At Martham Academy we recognise the important role of the Young Carers and wanted to support them and embrace […]

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Cancer carers support group

The James Paget Hospitals University HHS Foundation Trust have launched a new cancer carers support group, running for carers of people with cancer. We know that talking together, sharing information about what help you need and what support is available to you can make a difference to carers looking after a family member or friend. […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Taking part in the International Young Carers Conference 

Caring Together were very proud to have been able to present some of our resources helping schools identify and support young carers as part of the third International Young Carers Conference from Monday 3 to Thursday 6 May. Young carers – children and young people who provide care for a relative or friend with long-lasting […]

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Higher education workshops for young adult carers with UEA

Are you a young adult carer thinking about your next steps in education and higher educational options? ‘Take Your Place’ for young adult carer workshops are being run by the University of East Anglia (UEA), to help young adult carers find out more about the university. The workshops are being run as webinars and are here to help you navigate […]

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Children and young people’s survey launched – have your say!

The Children’s Commissioner, Dame Rachel de Souza, has launched a children and young people’s survey  ‘The Big Ask’ which is designed to find out what young people’s concerns and aspirations about the future are. If you are a young carer or young adult carer, it is important have their voices heard, that’s why this is your chance […]

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North Walsham’s Big Bash – join in the online fun!

North Walsham Big Bash is a celebration of the many good things that are happening in the Norfolk town. This year’s Big Bash is an online celebration to bring together the community to connect, cheer and support one another during the coronavirus crisis, helping shape the future of North Walsham. You can join in the […]

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Coming out of lockdown together – advice

The Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) have given advice to help people who are blind or partially sighted in coming out of lockdown. As we are coming out of lockdown, some of the more visual safety measures, like social distancing and changes to the environment, are going to continue to be major barriers […]

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Tasty treat for carers with our hubs

On Tuesday 20 April, our Girton carers hub held a virtual afternoon tea for our carers. An afternoon tea package was delivered to each carer who was part of the session by Afternoon Tea By the Mrs P’s. While carers are not able to meet face-to-face at the moment we are finding fun ways like […]

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Helping more organisations become carer friendly

With three in five of us likely to become a carer – with responsibilities for looking after a family member or friend – at some point in our lives, more and more organisations are understanding the benefits to them of identifying and supporting the carers they have. More than 50 organisations covering employers, education, health […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have carried on giving carers a range of ways to meet together and ensure that they are able to stay in contact with people in ways that work for them. As well as digital group meetings we also […]

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Inside news April 2021

Read the latest issue of inside news – our monthly newsletter for supporters.

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Give your views on caring during COVID-19

Carers UK have launched a new survey for carers to help them understand carers’ experience of health services, support services and breaks during the COVID-19 pandemic. To give your views in the survey please click here. Carers UK has launched this survey to capture carers experiences of being able to or not being able to take […]

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Inside news for carers April 2021

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Carer voices welcome

Cambridge City Council is hosting an online meeting on Friday 16 April between 12pm and 1.30pm, to involve voluntary and community groups supporting disabled people, in discussing the council’s next equalities strategy (Single Equality Scheme 2021 to 2024). The meeting is open to carers in the community, looking after a family member or friend, . […]

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New support for people caring for someone with a terminal illness

A new community service for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough has been set up for the people of Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to call if they require support living with a life limiting illness. This is for patients, families, carers, and healthcare professionals too who might require palliative or end of life care advice for patients in the […]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have carried on giving carers a range of ways to meet together and ensure that they are able to stay in contact with people in ways that work for them. As well as digital group meetings we also […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Are you a parent carer?

If you look after your child we are continuing to develop the support we have available to you. We recently asked your input to help us put together a brand new approach for transition plans. A transition plan helps families be prepared when their child is approaching adulthood, including a focus on the needs of the […]

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Wymondham High Academy awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Wymondham High Academy has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support young carers. Wymondham High teacher, Ms Sparrow, said: “We were keen to renew our Carer Friendly Tick Award to show that we have continued to work hard to maintain and improve the support available for our […]

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Thanking our #WalkYourWalkForCarers participants

We want to say a big thank you to those who have joined in #WalkYourWalkForCarers this March. The fundraising appeal is to provide free and tailored support for people looking after a family member or friend, including so they and the person they care for can get to their appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination. We […]

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Stroke research – call for carers to take part

A research team from Deakin University, Australia, are looking for people who have had a stroke for a research study that identifies carers’ needs and experiences in supporting people how have had a stroke and their technological knowledge. They would like to identify the needs of carers, including in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk, and to […]

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World Autism Awareness Week

To mark World Autism Awareness Week 2021, Norfolk Autism Partnership is working to raise awareness of autism through their resources. For their latest resources and support click here. And if you want to find out more you can email [email protected]

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Upcoming activities for adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for adult carers. Throughout the coronavirus pandemic we have carried on giving carers a range of ways to meet together and ensure that they are able to stay in contact with people in ways that work for them. As well as digital group meetings we also […]

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Parent carers – chance to have your say

Are you a parent carer of a child that has experienced hospital or medical treatment? This is your chance to have your say on creating a better experience for you and your family. Professor Lucy Bray and Eastern region family forum are running a survey and would like your views. Click here to go to survey

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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New accessible creative arts classes available

ASDramatics, is an accessible creative arts company, based in Peterborough, which support people disabilities and learning difficulties. The purpose of ASDramatics is to provide accessible and affordable creative arts classes. This includes delivering sessions for young people aged 10 to 24 and sessions for those aged 25 plus. All resources and sessions are adapted for […]

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Adult sibling carers – your chance to have your say!

Growing up with a disabled brother or sister can be a complicated and challenging experience, particularly during the time of the coronavirus pandemic – you are not alone. The charity Sibs are asking for adult sibling carers to have their say on the impact the pandemic has had, which will help support shape their services. […]

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Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Communities, in recognition of their work to identify and support young carers. Manager Terry, for Great Yarmouth and Gorleston Young Carers, said: “We applied for the tick award to enable us to demonstrate that we have young/young adult carers at the […]

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Thank you to Diss High School for walking your walk for carers

We want to say a big thank you Diss High School for joining in our walk your walk for carers this March. Young carers leader at Diss High, Miss Read, has completed her challenge of 100,000 steps in a week hitting a total of 100,255 steps in a week. As well as raising funds for […]

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Marking National Day of Reflection 2021

To mark one year since the first national lockdown was announced, a day of reflection has been created to allow us time to pause and acknowledge what we have lost and what we have found throughout this past year. The National Day of Reflection is a day where we remember those we’ve lost. Caring Together […]

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Carers invited to have their say in task and finish group

Are you carer interested in having your say in community support? Healthwatch Cambridgeshire are running a task and finish group to discuss ‘Stay well this winter’ packs and to explore how this resource can be accessible to those with learning difficulties. Healthwatch will be including carer’s in the conversation. This work is being funded through […]

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Don’t Tone Alone sessions for carers this spring

Are you looking after a family member or friend and wanting some self-care, to keep fit and relax? You can spring into action with some gentle fitness activities? For carers looking for even more opportunities, Don’t Tone Alone offer online exercise classes for carers looking after a family member or friend. Based on carers’ feedback, […]

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Preparing for adulthood online event

Are you the parent carer of a young person or young adult? Would you like to meet with other parents / carers in similar situations to chat, off load and discuss what is working and what’s not? Pinpoint Cambridge would like to invite you to an online event where you can listen to guest speakers, […]

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Parent carer online talk

Family Voice Norfolk will be hosting an online talk for parent carers on Monday 22 March from 10.00am to 12.00pm. Are you a parent carer and would like to understand would support is available to you? Then come come along and join the talk. Email [email protected] to register for the event.

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Young Carers Action Day – survey gift card winners

Thank you to everyone who told us about their experiences as a young carer or young adult carer as part of our surveys for Young Carers Action Day. Congratulations to Sophie and Jay who won the £50 gift cards. The winner of the £100 Amazon voucher for an organisation was the Benjamin Foundation. They said, “We […]

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Call for MPs’ support for Young Carers Action Day

Sir Ed Davey MP has set an Early Day Motion (EDM) for Young Carers Action Day. Please ask your MPs for your service, and/or your own MP, to sign the motion. MPs can sign anytime, including on or after Young Carers Action Day. If the MP cannot or will not sign the EDM, they can […]

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Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on young carers and their futures revealed

Young carers and young adult carers who care for a family member have shared how they have been affected by the coronavirus pandemic. People looking after a family member or friend who cannot cope without their support can already face significant challenges. And ahead of Young Carers Action Day on 16 March a survey and […]

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How we make a difference – Caring Together COVID vaccination support

Raymond Lanham has praised the free support available from Caring Together in helping him get to his first Coronavirus vaccination We helped Raymond, from Ormesby Norfolk, travel to his appointment, he said he would have struggled to make the appointment on his own due to his mobility issues. We are providing free support for people looking […]

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City of Norwich School awarded Carer Friendly Tick

City of Norwich School has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support young carers. Andy McGowan, head of carer services at Caring Together, said, “With three in five of us likely to be a carer at some stage in our lives we are […]

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Young Carers Action Day – Axel’s story

This year’s Young Carers Action Day has the theme of protecting young carers’ futures. We have been speaking to young carers and young adult carers to find out more about how their caring roles affect their lives, and what they believe the future should hold for them and other carers. Axel who is a young […]

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Young Carers Action Day – Jasmine’s story

Tuesday 16 March is Young Carers Action Day. And ahead of the day a survey and series of interviews have looked into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Between now and Young Carers Action Day we will be sharing interviews with young carers and young adult carers where they give their stories about the impact […]

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Young Carers Action Day – Tom’s story

This year’s Young Carers Action Day has the theme of protecting young carers’ futures. We have been speaking to young carers and young adult carers to find out more about how their caring roles affect their lives, and what they believe the future should hold for them and other carers. See caringtogether.org/YCAD to find out […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Young Carers Action Day – James’ story

Tuesday 16 March is Young Carers Action Day. And ahead of the day a survey and series of interviews have looked into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Between now and Young Carers Action Day we will be sharing interviews with young carers and young adult carers where they give their stories about the impact […]

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Young Carers Action Day – Sienna’s story

This year’s Young Carers Action Day has the theme of protecting young carers’ futures. We have been speaking to young carers and young adult carers to find out more about how their caring roles affect their lives, and what they believe the future should hold for them and other carers. Sienna spoke to us about […]

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Young Carers Action Day – Lynne’s story

Tuesday 16 March is Young Carers Action Day. And ahead of the day a survey and series of interviews have looked into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Between now and Young Carers Action Day we will be sharing interviews with young carers and young adult carers where they give their stories about the impact […]

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Young Carers Action Day – protecting young carers’ futures

Tuesday 16 March is Young Carers Action Day. And ahead of the day a survey and series of interviews have looked into the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Between now and Young Carers Action Day we will be sharing interviews with young carers and young adult carers where they give their stories about the impact […]

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Inside news for carers March 2021

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Carers COVID-19 vaccinations

Whether you are in Norfolk, or Cambridgeshire and Peterborough details of how carers are able to get their COVID-19 vaccination are now available. Please also see below about how we are able to help carers to get to their COVID-19 vaccination appointments. In line with national guidance, appointments for COVID-19 vaccination are now being offered to […]

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Stroke information sessions this spring

Stroke Association’s stroke information programme is running sessions aimed at stroke survivors and their carers.  You can get information around the most common questions and topics people want further support with.  The programme is free to attend using Zoom. Please contact your local Stroke Association co-ordinator, [email protected] or [email protected] to book your place. Click here for Zoom link. Meeting ID: 912 370 9720 Passcode: strokeinfo  

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Walk your walk for carers is underway!

We are providing free and tailored support for people looking after a family member or friend, so they and the person they care for can get to their appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination. And you can walk your walk for carers this March to raise money so that we can continue to provide this and other […]

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New Don’t Tone Alone sessions this spring

Are you looking after a family member or friend and wanting some self-care, to keep fit and relax? You can spring into action with some gentle fitness activities. For carers looking for even more opportunities,  Don’t Tone Alone offer online exercise classes for carers looking after a family member or friend. Based on carers’ feedback, […]

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Parent carers – give your views

If you are a parent carer, looking after your child with any form of additional care needs (whether due to illness, disability, mental health challenges or any form of additional care need) you have opportunities to give your views. In Norfolk Caring Together, Family Voice Norfolk, SENsational families and Norfolk County Council are working with […]

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Your opportunity to help improve NHS services

The National Institute for Health Research is inviting patients, carers, services users and members of the public interested in health and social care to help shape NHS services and social care in England. They want people, including carers looking after a family member or friend, to join a number of its national and regional research […]

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Upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and influence decisions that affect you. We have everything from Mother’s Day activities, to advice to help […]

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Inside news February 2021

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Inside news for carers February 2021

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Inside news for carers January 2021

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First focus group for parent carers held

This week saw our first focus group with parent carers as they help us to develop a brand new transition plan for parent carers when their child is approaching adulthood. Thank you to everyone who gave up their time share their experiences, ideas and thoughts with us. If you are a parent carer in Cambridgeshire and are keen to be […]

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Online workshops for young carers

This February half term, Carers Trust are hosting two workshops for young and young adult carers. The workshops are open to carers aged between 16 – 25 years. Building Confidence for Employment – Monday 15 February 16.30 – 17.30pm This workshop aims to provide young carers and young adult carers with the tools to recognise and value their skills, […]

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Get your place for the Virgin Money London Marathon 2021

Did you hear about your ballot place for the Virgin Money London Marathon this week? Whether you have a place or not we want to hear from you. If you got a place in the ballot we’re looking for ‘own place runners’ to run and raise money to make a difference to the lives of […]

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Updated government PPE advice for people caring for someone

Are you caring for a family member or friend who you don’t live with? The government has updated its guidance on the use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for people in England who are caring for someone outside of their home. The government now recommends that if you do not live with the person or people […]

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Hope training programme for carers

Would you like to cope better and feel more in control? At Caring Together, we have partnered with Hope For The Community CIC on running an online course, the Hope Programme, to support carers in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk, starting 22 February 2021. The Hope Programme is a free six-week group self-management programme for carers […]

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Our upcoming activities for young carers and young adult carers

At Caring Together we offer a range of activities for young carers and young adult carers. These include sessions where you can socialise and get to know other carers who are your age, have some fun, develop new skills and make contributions to ‘carer voice’ work – your chance to raise awareness of carers and […]

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Get ready for Young Carers Action Day – Tuesday 16 March 2021

Young Carers Action Day (YCAD) is an annual event all about young carers, and now also young adult carers. It was formerly known as Young Carers Awareness Day. Young Carers Action Day is an opportunity to make real changes for young carers and young adult carers. This year’s theme is ‘Protecting young carers’ futures’ – […]

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Update for young and young adult carers

We have a lot of opportunities for young carers and young adult carers coming up. See below for details. And for a full list of the events and activities we have coming up please click here. Win vouchers in our young carers and young adult carers survey Ahead of Young Carers Action Day we have […]

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Census 2021 – take your opportunity

It is hugely important that the voices of carers, people looking after family members and friends, are heard and that the importance of their role is understood. This year gives a very important opportunity for the number of carers, and their situations to be officially recognised. Census 2021 inform decisions on services that shape our […]

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Supporting our staff on #TimeToTalkDay 2021

Thursday 4 February is #TimeToTalkDay and at Caring Together, we know how important it is for our staff and their wellbeing that they take time to grab a cuppa and have a chat. On Time to Talk Day, our staff joined in our first ‘virtual kitchen’, led by the our trained mental health first aiders. […]

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It’s #TimeToTalk Day 2021!

Thursday 4 February is #TimeToTalk day. We know it can get tough for carers looking after a family member or friend, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. At Caring Together we recognise that carers’ mental health and wellbeing are important. We provide services that cater to the needs of carers whether a Listening Ear or a […]

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Walk your walk to help carers to attend COVID-19 vaccinations

We providing free and tailored support for people looking after a family member or friend, so they and the person they care for can get to their appointment for the COVID-19 vaccination. And we are inviting you to walk your walk for carers this March to raise money so that they can continue to provide […]

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Parent carers, we want to hear from you!

At Caring Together, we are looking for parent carers to help us to shape the information and support that we provide for when their child is approaching adulthood. We would like to invite you to join in with discussions around what’s needed for parent carers at this crucial time – what can make a real […]

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Eastgate Academy awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Eastgate Academy in King’s Lynn, has been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education, in recognition of their work to identify and support young carers. Kerensa Healy, assistant principal – EYFS & KS1, said: “We are passionate about supporting the children and families of Eastgate and wanted to recognise the crucial role that […]

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Come along to our bookclub!

Do you love reading? The first book for our new book club will be ‘The Thursday Murder Club’ by Richard Osman. The first book club will take place on Thursday 4 February at 7pm over zoom. For more information about our book club and to sign up, please contact: [email protected] You can buy the book to read here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/0241988268?pldnSite=1 […]

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Molly’s a community hero with Norwich City

We are delighted that this week young adult carer Molly Brown has been recognised as a community hero by Norwich City Football Club and Fosters Solicitors. Molly, 18, is a young adult carer for both her dad and grandad, and she has also cared for her uncle. Norwich City highlighted Molly’s amazing contribution by making […]

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Online sessions for the over fifty-fives

Peterborough United Foundation, who are recent recipients of our Carer Friendly Tick – Community award, are hosting free online sessions for people over the age of 55+. These are specifically to help prevent and reduce the number of people experiencing loneliness and isolation during these tough times of lockdown restrictions. The aim is to help […]

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Have your say on new children’s hospital for Cambridge

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust are developing plans for a new Cambridge Children’s Hospital. This hospital will integrate both physical and mental health and will be located on the Addenbrookes site in Cambridge. The trust is launching the ‘Cambridge Children’s Network’ and are giving young people, families and carers a chance to get involved […]

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Online and ‘face-to-face’ support available for carers  

At Caring Together we are still supporting carers face-to-face. Restrictions due to coronavirus and the situations facing many carers, and the people they look after, mean we are not out about in the communities in the usual way. But we are still here to meet people face-to-face using online resources such as Zoom.  If you would like to know more about how we use Zoom and how to get […]

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Celebrating our volunteers

At Caring Together, we are delighted to have a wonderful volunteer team. Our team is currently made up of 43 dedicated people who give their time and talents tirelessly to support carers. Their roles vary widely from Listening Ear volunteers to young carer group volunteers to providing IT support. We are grateful to have such […]

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Call for research participants – dementia care

Researchers from the University of Kent are looking for study participants to help them to understand how well social care services support people living with dementia and their family and friends, who support them. Who is the research for? People living in England who are a family member or friend of someone living with dementia, […]

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Call for participants – study into Parkinson’s

Mridhula Murali and the research team at Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, are investigating how speech may change over time for people with Parkinson’s. Who do the researchers need? 40 people diagnosed with Parkinson’s who are over 35 years of age and speak fluent English. They must also have changes in their speech and must have access […]

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Virtual balloon festive fun raises money for carers

Virtual balloon racing festive fun was had on Christmas Day, in aid of supporting carers looking after a family member or friend. With each balloon sold, we have raised over £700. This will go towards supporting carers looking after a family member or friend in communities across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. This means that we […]

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Caring Together providing free support for carers to attend COVID-19 vaccinations

We are providing tailored support to help people looking after a family member or friend, so they and the person they care for can get to their appointment for the coronavirus vaccination. Miriam Martin, Caring Together chief executive, said, “It is important that people who are elderly, have health conditions or play essential roles in […]

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Successful hamper appeal brings joy to carers

We are grateful to all of those who generously donated to our 2020 hamper appeal which went towards giving a Christmas hamper and other seasonal foods and goodies to young carers and their families. Working in partnership with Maxine Lester Lettings and Property Management, who pledged to match any donations made to the campaign and […]

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Caring Together support for carers to attend COVID-19 vaccinations

At Caring Together we know how important it is that people looking after a family member or friend get the coronavirus vaccination. We also know it can be very difficult for carers* and those they care for to be able to go to appointments for a range of reasons. This could be due to transport, […]

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Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough bank holiday service

Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough are open during the festive period, including New Year’s Day. Whilst services will be delivered on minimal staffing, Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s phone lines and responsive services are available each day and messages checked frequently. See details below for Age UK Cambridgeshire and Peterborough’s support helplines: Service Contact details […]

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Inside news December 2020

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Inside news for carers December 2020

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Christmas cuppa for carers

Mobilise are running a Christmas Day ‘Virtual Cuppa’ at 11am Christmas morning for those who care for a family member or friend. It aims to provide a small moment of respite and connection in the day. They are welcoming anybody who could do with some company. It will be over Zoom, so if you fancy […]

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Digital transformation – putting people at the centre of what we do

At Caring Together we provide information and advice, run services in our local communities and campaign so that carers have choices. In 2018 we recognised that, to help and support carers and the people they care for in the ways we wanted to, we needed to change. The systems we had at that time meant […]

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What comes next – our impact report

Our impact report for 2019/20 is available to read now. The time for change. In our trustees’ annual report 2018/19 we were not shy about our ambitions to help more carers and the changes that were needed to do so during the year. Because it is urgent. Because the need is growing. And because carers […]

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Contacting us during Christmas and New Year

We want to make you aware of the hours when you can contact us through the Christmas and New Year period. This includes through calling our helpline on 0345 241 0954. Our opening hours are changed on the following days: Thursday 24 December – 9am-4pm (closing one hour early) Friday 25 December – closed Monday […]

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Opportunities for carers through Caring Together

There are a range of activities and events on the way for carers. See details below including how you can sign up to get involved. Help to reduce stress if you look after someone with dementia In January, Don’t Tone Alone will be running their next set of Mindfulness and Enerchi courses for carers supporting […]

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Self-care session for female carers

At Caring Together we are working to ensure that all carers looking after a family member or friend are able to get the support that they need and are entitled to. We know that there are some communities where carers are less likely to know about or access support. As part of our on-going work with […]

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Caring Together joins coalition for young people

We are pleased to announce that we are now a member of a coalition for young people – the ‘Children and Young People’s Mental Health Coalition’. Set up by Sir Norman Lamb and Norfolk Community Foundation, this aims to bring together organisations to work together to support children and young people and their mental wellbeing. […]

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Help to reduce stress if you look after someone with dementia

In January, Don’t Tone Alone will be running their next set of Mindfulness and Enerchi courses for carers supporting someone living with dementia. You can sign up now to get involved. There has been really positive feedback from carers who took part in the first set of courses including: “The sessions have been extremely useful. […]

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Online Exercise classes for carers

Are you a carer after some self-care, to keep fit and relax? Don’t Tone Alone CIC are providing a free online exercise class for carers on Wednesday evenings. This will be a stretch and relaxation class based on the feedback carers have provided. It is felt that this will be the perfect compliment to any […]

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Great Yarmouth Charter Academy awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Great Yarmouth Charter Academy have been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Education in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. Tracie Derry who is operational designated safeguarding lead at the school, said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded the Young Carers Tick Award – Education, which reiterates how we […]

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Christmas hampers for carers – show your support for those looking after a loved one 

We are teaming up with local business, Maxine Lester Lettings and Property Management, with an appeal to help people looking after family members this Christmas. You can get involved and make a difference. We are asking people to donate £25 towards hampers, and other seasonal food and goodies that will be given to young carers […]

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Join the conversation – what issues are important for parents and carers?

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust are asking for parents and carers to join in the conversation in understanding what health issues are important to them during this COVID-19 pandemic? The trust run online parent/carer working together groups every 8 weeks and, if you look after a family member or friend, would like you to join […]

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New ‘Think Delirium’ initiative launched for carers and families

A new initiative, Think Delirium, has been launched by AgeSpace.org to raise awareness and provide information on delirium. Delirium is state of mental confusion and a condition which can often be confused with signs of dementia, and can be missed by families and care professionals. The condition can be caused by other health conditions including urinary […]

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Caring with you – session for Norfolk carers

Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support have organised an event for carers on to be held on Monday 30th November 10am – 12pm. This covers: 10am – Introductions and Welcome. Using Microsoft Teams 10.05am – I-Stumble, Kate Wyatt 10.25am – ReSPECT Awareness, Andy Sumpner 10.45am – Assistive Technology, Amber-Marie White, Norfolk County Council 11.05am – Wellbeing, Claire Brockwell 11.25am – Support for […]

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You can help carers get the support they need this Carers Rights Day

This year’s Carers Rights Day is on Thursday 26 November. It is an important opportunity to make more carers aware of their rights, help them know how to get the support available to them, and to raise awareness of the needs of carers. Caring Together, a charity that supports carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk […]

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NEON want to hear about your mental health experiences

Do you care for someone experiencing mental health issues? Many of the stories you can access in the NEON Trial show the power of your love and support. NEON have an interactive website where you can read recovery stories. They are looking for more people who are over the age of 18, living in England, […]

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Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital awarded Carer Friendly Tick

Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is the first hospital in Norfolk to have been awarded Caring Together’s Carer Friendly Tick Award – Health in recognition of their work to identify and support carers. And the hospital has been praised for the work it is doing to recognise the important role played by people who look […]

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Find out about support available to carers in Norfolk – Carers Rights Day

A series of sessions for carers are being held in Norfolk to mark Carers Rights Day on Thursday 26th November. The Zoom sessions will give people who look after a family member or friend the opportunity to find out more about what support and services are available to them, to ask questions, and more. These […]

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Young carers in school – the value of good support

One of the fastest growing age groups of carers is young carers. This means that having the right support in schools is invaluable for first of all identifying young carers who may be helping to look after a brother, sister, parent or another family member. Magdalen Gates Primary School have the Carer Friendly Tick Award […]

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Caring Together guide to carers’ rights

If you look after a family member or friend, it is important you understand your rights as a carer, and where you are able to access support when you need it. If you would like a PDF of this information please click here to download a copy of our carers rights guide [PDF, 73kB] Right […]

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Carers Rights Day – How Fosters Solicitors are working to support carers

This year Carers Rights Day is being held on Thursday 26th November. The national awareness day aims to ensure carers are aware of their rights and know where they can access help and support, as well as helping to highlight to the wider public the needs of carers. In May 2020 Fosters Solicitors were proud […]

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Support available for adult sibling carers

Growing up with a disabled brother or sister can be a complicated and challenging experience – you are not alone. Are you an adult carer of a sibling in need of support?  Many adult siblings juggle multiple responsibilities, feel isolated and need support in their sibling role. Read our information and advice for adult siblings […]

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Carers Rights Day 2020 – Employment Law

On the 26th November as part of Carers Rights Day 2020 a range of organisations across the UK are joining together to raising awareness and understanding of the rights of carers, people who look after a family member or friend, and the support available to them. One of the ways Caring Together work with other […]

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My role as a care worker – Lydia

At Caring Together we are extremely proud of the homecare service we offer and the way our staff provide such a valued service to so many families. “Just being there so that a family can have a break, is very important. I would highly recommend this job if you’ve got a good heart, if you […]

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Virtual cuppa and quiz

If you are a carer in Norfolk then you can get involved in an event to be held on Wednesday 25 November. This is being held by Carers Matter Norfolk from 7.30pm to 9pm on the evening before Carers Rights Day. This is a chance to socialise and chat with other carers. To find out […]

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Helping carers with Saturday support

We recently introduced new Saturday appointments that carers can book for one-to-one advice. These carer clinic sessions are held on Zoom on the first Saturday of each month, with carers able to book appointments of 50 minutes from 10am – 1pm. If you are a carer these clinics give you the opportunity to receive one-to-one support […]

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Have your say on NHS mental health services in Norfolk

Have you used NHS mental health services in Norfolk during the last 12 months? Healthwatch Norfolk are wanting to hear your views and experiences of services provided by Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust. Whether your experience was positive, negative, or just as you expected, Healthwatch Norfolk want to hear about it, so that public […]

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Have your say on learning disability and autism support services

Are you someone living with a disability or autism or are caring for a family member or friend in the East of England? The NHS England’s Learning Disability and Autism team are providing online sessions to hear your views on the services they provide. Find out more on the key dates below:

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Family advice available with Just One Norfolk

Family advice and support is available with Just One Norfolk who are here for Norfolk families going through tough times. Just One Norfolk are funded by Norfolk County Council and offer support services for children’s health and wellbeing. Their website is full of resources to help families in need, particularly helpful in providing advice and […]

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Carers Rights Day fun morning for carers in Norfolk and Waveney

Carers Voice Norfolk & Waveney are inviting carers in their area to get involved in their fun activities happening on the morning of Thursday 26th November 2020, Carers Rights Day. You can join them on Zoom from 10.30am-12.30pm for: prize bingo prize countdown mystery puzzle prize quiz and more! You will need one of their […]

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Inside news for carers November 2020

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Help hidden carers get the support they need

While the latest measures to reduce the spread of coronavirus affect us all, they have an added impact on people looking after a family member or friend. We want people to act now to help minimise the impact the latest measures have on carers and the people they look after. Earlier this year we found […]

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You can race to win a £500 prize or iPad with Caring Together

Caring Together are offering you the chance to join the action with a virtual balloon race where you have the chance to win prizes and support carers at the same time. The balloons launch on Christmas Day with race software using live weather data to determine the progress of each balloon. So, once you have […]

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Arthur Rank Hospice – Asian community engagement survey

Arthur Rank Hospice Charity are consulting to understand the needs, and preferences, for palliative, end-of-life care, and support of the Asian community in Cambridgeshire. They are working to inform their future activities and put the findings into practice to improve their outreach and access to services. Their aim is to provide services equally for everyone. […]

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Call to make Carer’s Allowance fairer for carers

Carers UK, Caring Together and 73 other organisations representing carers, disabled adults and children, and older people, have joined together to amplify their previous call on the Government to recognise the financial impact COVID-19 continues to have on people caring round the clock for family members and friends. Today, 3rd November, marks four months since […]

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Christmas cards in aid of carers

Thank you to all of you who have already bought our Christmas cards and don’t forget that you can still buy from our selection with every pack sold helping carers. We are pleased to see such a positive response to our selection of Christmas cards this year. Jackie Tevlin, carer said: ““As a carer for my husband […]

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Carer-Friendly Neighbourhood project launched

We are pleased to be working closely with five GP practices within the Cambridge City’s Primary Care Network (PCN) to be delivering the Carer-Friendly Neighbourhood Project. The five GP practices include Arbury Road, Bottisham Medical Practice, East Barnwell Health Centre, Nuffield Road Surgery and York Street Surgery. They are working with us to become more […]

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Age UK research shows impact of the pandemic on our older population

Age UK has published new research showing how crushingly hard day to day life has been for millions of older people during the pandemic and how important it is that we support our older population through the winter. With a new lockdown about to start Caring Together is urging people looking after a friend or […]

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Music and reading for people with dementia and their carers

We recently had a speaker from the Cambridge Institute for Music Therapy Research (Anglia Ruskin University) at our Shelford Hub and there was interest in the type music and reading programmes mentioned. There is now a piece of research being done on the effects of music and reading activities for people living with dementia and […]

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Hope project helps parent carers

Caring Together was recently able to support more than 100 parents of children with autism from across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk to go through the Hope programme. And we are really pleased to see the feedback on the course showing how beneficial it was to the parents. The Hope programme was an online six-session self-management […]

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Taking to the skies for carers

Our latest group of fundraisers have taken part inf a skydive to raise money to support carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. They made their jumps at North London Skydiving Centre in Chatteris this weekend and loved the experience. Nicky Newton, fundraising manager, said, “The fundraisers have all absolutely loved the experience of the skydive. […]

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Making people smile – Lydia’s role as a care worker

Lydia Parsons explains why she makes a difference as a care worker with Caring Together and why she loves her job, “Every time he sees me he’s got this big smile.” Watch her talk about her role here. You can find out more about our latest care worker vacancies by going to: https://www.caringtogether.org/about-us/join-our-team/vacancies

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Give your views – palliative care needs

The University of Surrey is carrying out research which aims to improve the support for older people living with severe frailty and their families. The focus of the research is on those who have complex care needs and who depend on other people in order to live their daily lives, to enable them to have […]

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Emergency planning available for Norfolk young carers

  Do you know a young carer? Would they know what to do in an emergency? Emergency plans can help young carers in crisis situations by helping them to: be prepared know what to do know who to turn to if necessary. If you are supporting a young carer and their family, make sure: they […]

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Love to move free online sessions available now

Are you a carer for someone with dementia, or other form of disability? These sessions could help a family member or friend you are caring for. Love to Move is a seated movement programme to music and is great for all ages and abilities. It is especially beneficial to those living with Dementia and Parkinson’s. […]

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Caring behind closed doors – six months on

Carers UK have published a report, Caring Behind Closed Doors: 6 months on, which looks at the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on unpaid carers, and is based on the experiences of over 5,900 current and former carers. The report reveals the majority of carers are desperately worried about how they will continue to […]

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Supporting people with grief and bereavement

A virtual festival about love and loss, helping to provide support for peopel with bereavement is to be held. The Good Grief Festival is being held online from 30 October to 1 November, and is free to attend. If you are a carer or have cared for a loved one and have experienced bereavement, there […]

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Funding to ensure carers continue to receive support

We are very grateful to have received a gift from the Julia and Hans Rausing Trust from their Charity Survival Fund. The money is to ensure the sustainability of Caring Together, to help our charity be more resilient through the challenges of the coronavirus crisis and able to continue to deliver our core work supporting […]

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Help for schools to identify and support young carers 

There are many challenges that are facing young people in our schools at this time.  But for those who have a role in looking after a family member there are even more demands on them that need recognising so the right support can be given. Without this support young carers can reach crisis point, with their education, physical health and mental health all affected.  This is even […]

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World Mental Health Day and carers

Saturday 10 October is World Mental Health Day. At Caring Together we know that looking after a family member or friend can be hard and that the opportunity to talk to one of our trained volunteers on the phone about the things that matter to you as a carer can make a big difference. That is […]

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Half term sessions – helping young carers build skills for their career goals

There is still time for young carers to sign up for a range of sessions to be held this half term. As a network partner of Carers Trust, we are able to offer individual young adult carers aged 16+ spaces on these virtual employability workshops that they are organising with professionals from one of their […]

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My role as a care worker – Christine

At Caring Together we are extremely proud of the homecare service we offer and the way our staff provide such a valued service to so many families. “Caring is a profession you’ll find rewarding. When you come home and you’ve finished your day’s work, you know that you have done something that has made a […]

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My role as a care worker – Lizzy

At Caring Together we are extremely proud of the homecare service we offer and the way our staff provide such a valued service to so many families. “As a care worker I help vulnerable people manage their daily activities. “The relationships that I build with clients are so valuable!” – Lizzy, Caring Together care worker. […]

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Could you make a difference? Clare explains her role with Caring Together

The volunteer team at Caring Together is growing steadily as we expand the services we can offer to carers. We caught up with one of our newest volunteers, Clare, to talk about her role and why she volunteers with Caring Together. How long have you volunteered with Caring Together? I signed up to volunteer with […]

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Inside news for carers October 2020

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Successful young carer awareness assemblies in schools

With schools returning for the start of the new term it was great to see our awareness team out and about at Martham Academy in Great Yarmouth. Belinda, from Caring Together’s awareness team, delivered twelve assemblies between Key Stage 1 and 2, using the young carers animation for schools, which forms part of the resources […]

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Support available for parents and carers of children with autism

Do you have a child with autism who is aged over 11? Would you like to share your experiences to support others and also get support from other people. There is support available to you online through Health Education England. You will be able to share your experiences of raising a child with autism, build […]

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Free online courses available for carers

Bild have launched two new qualifications in Positive Behaviour Support, with a free places available. These places are for people who care for family members or carers who are employed directly by the person they support. The materials and resources are online and activities can be completed at times that work for the carer, and […]

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Careers support for young carers – sign up for half-term sessions

A range of sessions on building confidence, gaining insight, and getting the right tools to reach your career goals are available to young carers this half term. As a network partner of Carers Trust, we are able to offer individual young adult carers aged 16+ spaces on these virtual employability workshops that they are organising […]

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Bursary fund now open to help young carers with their education

Caring Together are delighted to announce that a support fund for young carers and young adult carers is now open. The COVID-19 Back to education bursary fund is designed to help reduce the educational impact of COVID-19. Young carers and young adult carers from Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk and Suffolk can apply for small grants to […]

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Share your thoughts on our homecare service

At Caring Together we are really proud of the homecare that we provide. We would like to be able to build our homecare service so that we can support even more carers and their families.  We are asking people, including our customers and staff, to get involved and share their thoughts on what we currently […]

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Virtual legal talks for carers

Carers are being invited to join free of charge virtual video talks being held by M2M Community Solicitors LLP. The talks each explain an area of law in a way to give people a clear understanding of it. And after each talk there is a time for anyone to ask questions. Where questions are of […]

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COVID-19 Back to education bursary fund

We are delighted to be able to offer a support fund for young carers and young adult carers to help reduce the educational impact of COVID-19. This grant programme is made possible thanks to funding from the United Grand Lodge of England, administered through the Masonic Charitable Foundation and the Provincial Grand Lodges of Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk Freemasons. It means Caring Together can provide swift support […]

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Taking to the skies for carers

A team of brave fundraisers took the skies on Saturday 12 September to raise money to support carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. The skydive took place at North London Skydiving Centre in Chatteris. The money raised will help us in what we do to support carers – people who look after a family member, partner […]

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Recognising carer friendly organisations

Four more organisations have had their activities to identify and support carers recognised by the awarding of the Carer Friendly Tick. Milton Surgery (pictured) and Willingham Medical Practice, in Cambridgeshire have both achieved their Carer Friendly Tick – Health. In addition, Age Care Advice who work in Peterborough (Carer Friendly Tick  – Communities) and East […]

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Carers UK survey for carers – understanding pandemic impact

Carers UK have launched a new survey for carers to help understand how the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the lives of those who are caring for a family member or friend. Carers’ experiences offer vital evidence to understand what support carers need. The survey’s results will be used by Carers UK to influence Government […]

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Carers breaks in Norfolk

We are pleased to now be working with Carers Matter Norfolk to be offering breaks for carers in Norfolk. Carer breaks provide a personalised, flexible break from caring. A break should make a positive difference to you as a carer in one of the following ways: Improving your physical and emotional wellbeing More opportunities for […]

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Better Health – Every Mind Matters: supporting children, young people and parents

New NHS-approved guidance from #EveryMindMatters, offers tips and advice for parents and carers on how to support children’s mental wellbeing. The past few months have been difficult for everyone, including children and young people. But there are lots of things to do to support their wellbeing at this time. Head to http://www.everymindmatters.co.uk/ to find helpful […]

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Call for research participants – dementia care

Researchers from the University of Kent are looking for study participants to help them to understand how well social care services support people living with dementia and their family and friends, who support them. Who is the research for? People living in England who are a family member or friend of someone living with dementia, […]

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Caring for a family member with severe learning disabilities

Are you caring for a family member with severe learning disabilities who displays challenging behaviour? Would you like to connect with other family carers in similar situations? If so The Challenging Behaviour Foundation are running carer catch ups hosted on Zoom which are suitable for you! The first meeting date is below, these will then […]

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Celebrating one hundred Christmas cards sold to support carers

Thank you to all of those who have already bought our Christmas cards. We are pleased to announce over one hundred sets have sold so far with all proceeds going to support carers in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk communities. The top sellers have been our ‘four candles’ and beautiful ‘Christmas donkey’ cards, but what are […]

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Grant support available to families on lower incomes

Family Fund has received extra funding worth £10 million from the Department for Education to provide grants for families on low incomes raising disabled or seriously ill children in England this year. This emergency funding has been provided in response to the crisis presented by the Coronavirus pandemic and will help more parents and carers […]

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Just One Norfolk – return to school resources

If you are a carer who has children returning to school there are resources for you on the Just One Norfolk website. The has resources for families about subjects such as Norfolk track and trace, starting school, returning to school during COVD-19 and more. You can watch videos, read information, try quizzes to help you […]

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Helping carers with back pain

You may have seen or been involved in some of the free online exercise classes Don’t Tone Alone CIC offered to unpaid carers from May 2020. Over this time period Don’t Tone Alone CIC was also able to reach out to carers who have benefitted from their services, and check in with their well-being. Listening […]

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National Autistic Society – guide for parents on the return to school

The National Autistic Society have provided information for parents as they prepare their child for the transition back to school. You can view this at www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/education-and-schools/guidance/a-guide-for-parents. There are also other resources in the section at www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/education-and-schools/guidance If you are a teacher you may also want to see www.autism.org.uk/advice-and-guidance/topics/coronavirus/education-and-schools/guidance/a-guide-for-teachers

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Support for carers with applying for college, university or a job

If you are a carer aged 16+ (a young adult carer) who is looking at applying to go to college or university, or thinking about writing up  your CV ready for job applications we are able to link you in to mentoring scheme. This scheme that is being offered through Carers Trust in partnership with […]

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Return to school – helping young carers

The Children’s Society and Carers Trust are sharing a straightforward, no nonsense guide for schools to help with young carers returning to school They hope the advice and guidance this resource offer will help minimise the impact of Covid lockdown on a student young carer’s ability and motivation to reintegrate into full time education. Click […]

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Do you need a listening ear?  

We know that looking after a family member or friend can be hard. That is why we have our Listening Ear service which gives you as a carer the opportunity to talk to one of our trained volunteers on the phone about the things that matter to you.   You may want to benefit from […]

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Could you help give carers in Norfolk a break?

If you would like to be part of a team, made up of professional care workers and volunteers that, make it possible for carers in Norfolk to have a break, we want to hear from you.  As part our new Bridges programme in Norfolk we are looking for volunteers to help carers with wellbeing support (having a chat and a cup of tea), shopping, cleaning, gardening […]

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Pedal power raises funds to support carers

We are pleased to celebrate everyone who took part in the MyPrudential Ride London Virtual event and the money raised so far with Caring Together to support carers of all ages in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. Bryony and Alex took part to raise money and support carers in your community, representing Caring Together. Both completed […]

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Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk to recruit new Trustees

Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Peterborough, Norfolk today announced a recruitment campaign for new Trustees for the charity.

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Supporting Unpaid Carers in Norfolk Newsletter

Latest edition of Supporting Unpaid Carers in Norfolk Newsletter, where you will find details of: The outcome of the tender to provide innovative services to support people who are unpaid carers in Norfolk Further information about the launch of Carer UK Norfolk Articles from Norfolk Carers Support’s photographic display at the NNUHT An FAQ to […]

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iCare – Carer-fully selected news for you – July 2017

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Carers in Mind launch

As part of Carers Week 2017, Norfolk Young Carers Forum launched their “Carers in Mind” campaign at an event at Dereham Town Football Club. The “Carers in Mind” campaign aims to raise awareness of those young carers supporting people with mental health issues. As well as the impact that caring can have on the mental […]

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Norfolk launch digital tool for unpaid carers

Norfolk County Council have teamed with Carers UK to provide free digital resources for carers. This includes: An online course to help family carers find resources, technology and sources of support to prevent your caring responsibilities from becoming overwhelming Jointly Care co-ordination app – A central place to store and share important information about the […]

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iCare – Carer-fully selected news for you – May 2017

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iCare – Carer-fully selected news for you – March 2017

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iCare – Carer-fully selected news for you – February 2017

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Carers Trust Cambridgeshire Registered Manager Sadie Andrews Scoops Top Care Award

The Registered Manager for Carers Trust Cambridgeshire, Sadie Andrews, has been honoured with a top award in recognition of her outstanding work supporting people in need of professional care in their own home.

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