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Help us find new and better ways to identify and support young carers

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We don't often put out straight news stories but this one features an important request. The Department of Health has issued an Invitation to Tender (ITT) to improve identification of young carers. This is a key piece of work designed …

A young adult carer’s perspective 2: care, sleep, care – repeat

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Lavinia Scott (24) remembers the early days of her caring role very well – it started when she was around eight years old as her mother endured a series of mental health issues including severe depression. In this third and final blog …

A young carer's perspective: caring is as normal as putting on my socks

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To mark Young Carers Awareness Day, it is our privilege to host a series of blogs featuring the voices and experiences of young carers themselves. Meet this remarkable boy, aged 12, who has cared for his mother for as long as he can …

Staying well is not always easy - campaign highlights vital needs of older carers

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Winter is well and truly with us now and with it comes the annual NHS campaign to ‘Stay well this winter’. It’s no surprise that older people – including carers (typically 65 and older) – are a significant target audience, …

Making the Carers Charter a reality: from vision into practice

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“Caring for friends and family can be tough, especially if you’re a sandwich carer,” explains Fatima Khan-Shah, the driving force behind a new Carers Charter now launched in the Kirklees area. “You may be caring for your parents in law or your children …

NCAS 2016: Carers Trust's Gail Scott-Spicer joins us to discuss potential of a new National Carers Strategy

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Policy session: New National Carers Strategy - realising the spirit of the Care Act and the Children and Families Act for carers and their families Friday 4 November, 9.00 - 10.00 am, Charter 4 Gail Scott-Spicer, Chief Executive of the …