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Guide to understanding new Universal Credit rules for parent carers

The Chancellor recently announced plans that mean some people receiving Universal Credit who are in part-time work would need to take steps to increase their earnings. If you are a parent carer and trying to understand how the new rules will impact you, Contact for families and disabled children have produced answers to some of […]

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Easy read guides to health choices and questions to ask

Do you care for someone with a learning disability? The national NHS Knowledge and Library Services team has worked with people with lived experience to produce two, new, easy read guides for people with learning disabilities. Regardless of their abilities, anyone can have problems understanding and accessing health information.  This could include information about medication, […]

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Nominate a child for an unforgettable VIP experience

The Family Fund Partnership are partnering with the Barrie Wells Trust –  Box4Kids initiative to enable families raising a disabled, or seriously ill, child, to enjoy a special day out and make unforgettable memories. The Barrie Wells Trust – Box4Kids initiative is completely funded by businessman, sports fanatic and philanthropist Barrie Wells MBE. Barrie relies […]

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Do you want an opportunity to give your views as a carer?

Whatever your role as a carer, we want to hear from you. We want to have carers of all ages, and from all parts of the community involved in our new carer council. The council has been set up to ensure the voice of carers is heard throughout the work of Caring Together. Chair of […]

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Parent carer wellbeing survey – could you share your experiences

If you care for a child with a disability or long-term illness, you are being invited to take part in a parent carer wellbeing study. Funded by National Institute for Health Research this study is being carried out by researchers from the University of Exeter, University of Bristol, Cardiff University and the University of Southern […]

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Upcoming Family Voice activities for parent carers

Family Voice Peterborough are holding a range of events for parent carers between now and November. There are a range of sessions from support with mental wellbeing to understanding the SEND system better. There are also a mix of face-to-face and online sessions to meet as many needs as possible. When people book on events […]

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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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