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 helping others are being vaccinated against COVID-19 first. We know many people who are looking after a family member or friend find it hard to attend medical appointments, so we are here and ready to help.
“Whether it is the carer or the person they are looking after who has the appointment, practicalities such as transport or finding replacement care for the person who is being looked after can be a challenge. School closures may now mean childcare is an extra problem for families who are already struggling.
“That is why we are offering this support.
“When a carer gets an invitation for a vaccination appointment, they can contact us, and we will work with them to help in every way we can. That may mean our trained homecare team looking after someone for the duration of their appointment, it could be us providing transport, or any other way to ensure they can get to the appointment and get the vaccination they need.”
We support carers across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk.
If you are a carer who has a problem attending a coronavirus vaccination appointment please contact us on 0345 241 0954 or email [email protected]
You can also complete the form at caringtogether.org/coronavirus-covid-19/support-for-carers-to-attend-covid-19-vaccinations
Caring Together provide information and advice, run services in our local communities and campaign so that carers have choices. Their support for carers to attend coronavirus vaccinations appointments is one way in which they are working so that carers have choices.
If you would like to donate to help Caring Together support carers please go to caringtogether.org/donate