Entries by Louise Holland

Carers Grief and Loss Service

Carers Grief and Loss Service The Carers Grief and Loss Service will aim to help you cope more effectively with the impact of loss or grief following a traumatic event. As well as bereavement, there are other types of loss such as when a caring role ends or when a loved one moves into a […]

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Carers UK – State of Caring 2021

Carers UK carries out an annual online survey of Carers, to learn about their personal experience and build a picture of caring in the UK.  Their 2021 survey was the largest yet and the report is based on feedback from over 8000 people who currently provide unpaid care to a friend or family member. The report […]

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COVID Passes & Medical Exemptions

Some people aren’t able to be vaccinated and/or tested for medical reasons. If this applies to you or someone you care for, you can apply for proof of this and will then be able to use the NHS COVID Pass in England when you are asked to prove your vaccination status. You can request an […]

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COVID Boosters for Unpaid Carers

From next week, the COVID-19 booster programme will be rolled out to millions of vulnerable people and this will include unpaid adult Carers. Carers will be eligible six months after their second dose and will be contacted directly with an invitation.  For more information please visit: Most vulnerable to be offered COVID-19 booster vaccines from next […]

Winter Flu Vaccinations for Unpaid Carers

The flu vaccine is offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu.  People who receive a Carer’s allowance, or are the main Carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick, will be eligible for a free vaccine […]

State of Caring Survey 2021

Carers UK’s ‘State of Caring Survey’ is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. In 2019, over 8000 people shared their experiences and it is hoped that even more unpaid Carers will add their contributions and help decision makers know what matters most to Carers. If you provide, or have […]

#KeepYourPromiseBoris

REFORM OF ADULT SOCIAL CARE #KeepYourPromiseBoris On his first day in office, Boris Johnson promised to ‘fix social care once and for all’.  Over 700 days later millions of unpaid Carers are still without the support they desperately need and deserve. We are backing the Care and Support Alliance in asking the Prime Minister to […]

Health & Care Bill 2021 – Proposals for Carers

Earlier this week the Government introduced the Health and Care Bill which builds on the NHS’s Long Term Plan, and includes proposals to ensure that public involvement does not just include those who use NHS services. While the media focus has primarily been on increased ministerial powers and tendering processes for the NHS, there are […]