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Study by the University of East Anglia reveals impact of COVID-19 on young carers

The pressures facing young carers during the COVID-19 pandemic have been revealed in new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) which Caring Together have supported. The restrictions of lockdown and the anxiety related to the risks associated with COVID-19 have been central to young carers’ difficulties, increasing their caring load, preventing them from […]

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Free online training available for carers

Caring Together is committed to providing and sharing support for carers in the community and we welcome online training available for carers. Promas Online is an online platform providing training and support to help carers deal with the challenges they face. Whether it’s managing stress, finding coping strategies, understanding dementia, caring for yourself or caring […]

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Research on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on young carers

We are doing a range of work to help us, and others, understand the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) carers of all ages. As well as our own survey which is available here (and you can click here to find out more) we are also working with Dr Kate Blake-Holmes to understand the impact on young […]

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Grants available for young adult carers – apply now

We are pleased to offer support grants available of up to £100 to young carers/young adult carers (with priority being given to those aged 16-25), from across Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk. The Aspirations Fund has been launched with the aim of increasing access to employment, education, training opportunities and helping provide support for mental health. […]

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Closure of educational settings: information for parents and carers

The government has issued information on the closure of educational settings due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The information is for parents and carers of children at registered childcare providers (including nurseries and childminders), primary and secondary schools and further education colleges. This is for both state-funded and independent schools. Please see official information here […]

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Young carers play leading roles in new primary schools resource

Young Carers Awareness Day on Thursday 30 January sees a free resource becoming available to help infant schools identify and support young carers, who can be as young as four years old. The resource is based on the story of the lives of three children – Jamila, Harry and Sarah – who have experiences that […]

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Making a difference to young carers this Christmas

We have been delighted by all of the donations so far to the Christmas giving tree at Harris & Hoole Café in Tesco Huntingdon on Abbots Ripton Road. The giving tree has been kindly set up to collect donated items for our young carers to make their own Christmas hampers this festive season. We are […]

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