Carers UK have published ‘Caring Behind Closed Doors: 6 months on’, a new report summarising the continued impact of COVID-19 on all parts of the Carer’s role and what the government must do to support Carers through the winter and beyond.  To read the full report click here

Carers Trust have released ‘A Few Hours A Week To Call My Own’, a new report based on feedback from over 2,000 unpaid Carers who have sought support from the social care system.  The report talks about Carers’ experiences and what Carers would like to see in a reformed social care system.  To read the full report click here.

 

Did you know that pharmacies are the most visited of all settings where NHS care is offered?

During the coronavirus pandemic, pharmacies have been on the NHS frontline, working long hours and providing a vital service to communities up and down the country.

“Ask Your Pharmacist Week” runs from 2nd – 9th November and is the perfect time to talk to your local pharmacy team. You can ask your pharmacist for many things including advice on flu, colds, aches and pains, the side effects of medication, how to use your medication effectively and what services are available in your community (including support groups).