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

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

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Are you experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges?

Are you experiencing mild to moderate mental health challenges including anxiety and depression? Would you like to take part in a friendly and inclusive programme of arts workshops in Peterborough? Arts and Minds and Evolve, the community counselling charity, invite you to attend an 8-week arts on prescription programme, led by a professional artist and […]

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Carers get creative and showcase their artwork at HopePunk festival

Two parent carers who have been supported through the Hope programme are showcasing their creative artwork at the HopePunk festival in Coventry this weekend. Ann and Gwen were two of the carers we supported by them being part of the Hope programme during the 2020 COVID-19 lockdown. The programme was created by parents of autistic […]

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Well done to Norfolk and Waveney Children and Young People’s Health service for receiving Carer Friendly Tick Award

Cambridgeshire Community Services NHS Trust, Norfolk and Waveney Children and Young People’s Health services 0-19 years has once again been awarded our Carer Friendly Tick Award (Health), in recognition of their continued work to identify and support young carers. The service said they were very proud to receive the award for a second year running […]

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Caring Together extremely disappointed and concerned at end of free COVID tests for carers

With the Government announcing that people caring for family members will be ineligible for free lateral flow tests, we are extremely disappointed and concerned at the news, and the implications for carers and those they look after. Free COVID testing for members of the public ends on 1 April. It had been hoped carers would […]

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