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Carers Update (Update 29th Nov 2021)
We were very pleased to welcome Becca Browne Carer Advisor (Communities) from Caring Together
to our November Zoom meeting. Becca provided a lot of information on services and support
available to Carers in Huntingdonshire that was most appreciated. For those that missed the meeting,
she advised that Caring Together can provide –
    • Emergency Planning - What If Carers Card to provide emergency support should the carer not
be available to support
    • Carer Helpline - A free telephone support service to carers on 0345 241 0954. A call can
signpost you to the range of services they provide
    • Hubs/Peer Support – An opportunity to meet up with other carers virtually or in person. They
also offer trips and educational groups
    • Listening Ear/Counselling Service – An opportunity to talk through your issues and concerns,
also a new Counselling Service has just been introduced
    • Family Carers Prescription – A way for carers to be provided with support if feeling
emotionally or physically overwhelmed, or have health needs themselves, or at crisis point.
The prescription can help to provide a break from a caring role, buy equipment or access
services. The prescription is accessed via your GP, or through Caring Together
    • Magazine – Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Carers Magazine, full of local information that
is issued quarterly
    • Homecare – Support to help with personal care, medication, companionship, shopping and
outings, escort to appointments and promoting independence
    • Carers Assessment – To support you in your caring role, you are entitled to an assessment by
your local authority. You are entitled to this assessment no matter what your level of need,
the amount of care you provide or your financial service

For more information on any of these areas, please contact Caring Together by emailing them at
hello@caringtogether.org, or by phone on 0345 241 0954.
Their support can make a lot of difference, and an article written by local group member
Sylvia, who has found their help very beneficial can be found in the December 2021 Branch Newsletter (Click Here)

Carers Update (July 2021)
Face to Face Carers Groups restarting
As restrictions ease more activities for adult carers are taking place in person once again. Alongside these, there are still online meet ups, if you want to know more about activities, click on the link here.

 Free PPE for Carers
If you are supporting someone with Parkinson’s, you are now eligible for free PPE (personal protective equipment). To find out more, and how to request your PPE, click on the link here.

Carer Voice and Involvement Plan
Caring Together know that carers are the experts on issues affecting you and those you care for, so need your input to help shape their service in the future. Click here to learn more and get involved.

For any other information or support, please call Caring Together on 0345 241 0954, email them on hello@caringtogether.org, or visit their website at www.caringtogether.org to find out how they can help.

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CARERS EMERGENCY PLAN

The Individual Carers Emergency Respite (‘ICER’) Scheme has been set up to help Carers plan for situations when a sudden, unexpected, emergency stops them from being able to carry out their caring role.

If you are not already registered contact Carers Support Manger, ‘Cambridgeshire Direct’ Contact Centre. PO Box 144. St.Ives. Cambs. PE27 9AU or Tel No 0345 0455202 to become eligible.

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New Carers' Information Service: Carers Direct
The Department of Health has launched a new telephone advice line and online information service for carers in England. Carers Direct includes information on a range of topics including benefits and links to local services and support. Visit www.nhs.uk/carersdirect

A freephone Carers Helpline was also launched on 1st April. This is available seven days a week and the number is 0808 802 0202.

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Click here to link to the Cambridgeshire County Council Carers Support Webpages

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