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Latest Carers in Hertfordshire News

If you have a story or press enquiry please contact Clare Campbell on 01992 58 69 69 or email

03/07/2020
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We're backing Carers UK in their campaign for a better financial deal for unpaid carers

We have joined the 91 other organisations that have sent a joint letter to the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, The Rt Hon Therese Coffey MP, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, The Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, to call on the Government to raise Carer’s Allowance. This is part of Carer’s UK’s #FairerForCarers campaign.

25/06/2020
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Government issues exemption guidance for face coverings on public transport
Although most people are now required to wear face coverings on public transport, not everyone has to – including those with learning disabilities, autism or those who communicate by lip reading.
24/06/2020
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Reflecting on Carers Week 2020
During Carers Week (8th – 14th June 2020) we helped in Making Caring Visible – the theme of the week – by connecting unpaid carers to representatives from health and social care services in Hertfordshire so they could express their concerns and have their queries answered. We also held activities online to give them a break from caring or chat with other carers and shared information to assist them in their caring role.
15/06/2020
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Be mindful of scammers sign
Hertfordshire Constabulary is warning residents to be aware that scammers are posing as NHS Test and Trace contact workers.
15/06/2020
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Putting the spotlight on safeguarding this World Elder Abuse Awareness Day
It’s World Elder Abuse Awareness Day (WEAAD), Monday 15th June 2020, and a chance to raise awareness about spotting the signs of abuse and how people can report it in confidence, in Hertfordshire or elsewhere.
05/06/2020
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How we're making caring visible this Carers Week and beyond
This Carers Week (8th – 14th June 2020) we are reminding people who provide unpaid care to a relative or someone close to them who is ill, disabled, elderly, or misuses drugs or alcohol, that we are there to support them. Instead of the face to face events we usually hold to mark Carers Week, which cannot happen due to COVID-19 restrictions, we have planned a range of online activities.
01/06/2020
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Carers in Hertfordshire's Volunteers Week 2020 thank you

It's Volunteers Week (1st -7th June 2020) and we want to recognise and send our thanks to our wonderful volunteers for their hard work, support and dedication in helping us with provide information and services to unpaid family and friend carers when they need it. We'd also welcome more people to volunteer with us, so if you are interested please get in touch with our Volunteer Service.

20/05/2020
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Council update about social care provision during the coronavirus crisis
We’re now nine weeks into lockdown due to COVID-19 and Hertfordshire County Council has provided us with an update to share with unpaid carers about social care provision in the county and any changes that may affect carers due to the virus.
06/05/2020
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Items made by the Hertford Yarn Bombers
A group of keen knitters and crafters are celebrating key workers and COVID-19 heroes by making colourful figures and raising money for charity, including us – Carers in Hertfordshire.
04/05/2020
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face mask and gloves (personal protective equipment)
As demand for personal protective equipment (PPE) has soared due to the coronavirus, we’d like to thank everyone who has donated items such as face masks, aprons and gloves, for our care workers to use when on home visits.
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