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North East Carers Survey

ADASS North East (Directors of Adult Social Care), intends to build a better picture of Carers needs, support and experiences in the region during Covid and what services they would like to see in the future. If you’re one of the thousands of people across the North East who helps look after relatives, friends and […]

Update – Covid-19 vaccine for unpaid carers

The Department of Social Care has released its operating procedure for ensuring that unpaid Carers are identified and prioritised to receive the COVID vaccine. Carers will be identified using information from a number of sources: those in receipt or entitled to carers allowance those known to GPs who have a ‘carer’s flag’ on their primary […]

Unpaid Carers – 2021 Census

The 2021 Census takes place on March 21st and includes a question about people’s caring roles.  The question is included as a way of providing local authorities with a better understanding of Carer needs in the local area and can help decide what funding the government gives to local authorities through the carer’s grant. If […]

Carers UK reaction to Budget 2021

Despite repeated requests from Carers and caring organisations across the UK, we were very disappointed to see that additional support for unpaid Carers was not included in yesterday’s budget statement.  The requested supplement to the Carer’s Allowance and additional funding for health and social care services were noticeably absent and will mean continuing financial hardship […]

COVID Vaccine for Carers – Latest news from NHS Tees Valley CCG

If you are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, you can have your Covid-19 vaccine at a large vaccination or local pharmacy site by booking online here. If you do not receive Carers Allowance but are registered on your GP health care records as the primary carer of an elderly or disabled person, who is at […]

PPE for Carers

Unpaid carers across the country who do not live with the people they care for can now benefit from free PPE through a new national scheme, the government has confirmed. To find out more about the scheme click here. If you would like support in accessing PPE through this scheme, please contact our team on […]

Fairer for Carers

Carers UK are calling on the Government to urgently act to address the financial hardship that many unpaid carers face due to their caring responsibilities. To support carers through the COVID-19 pandemic, Carers UK are calling on the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Rt Hon Rishi Sunak MP, to award a £20 a week supplement to […]

COVID Vaccine for Carers

The COVID pandemic has had a significant effect on the lives of Carers, but we know that there are many more people in our local area who provide support to a family member of friend without realising that they are actually unpaid Carers. The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has included unpaid carers […]

Policy Briefing: Unpaid carers status for COVID-19 vaccination in England

On 30th December 2020, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) published updated advice which recommends that carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, or who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID-19, should be included in Priority 6. […]