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Want free, independent help to choose the right care?

Care Home Selection is the UK's leading specialist when it comes to helping people find the right care. They've been established for 20 years and provide free, independent support, enabling people to stay in their own home, by arranging and managing all types of care packages. They can also help you to choose the right care home for the person you care for.  Find out more 

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Emergency assistance available

If you, or someone you care for, are experiencing income difficulties, for example, because you're waiting for benefits to be processed, then Charity Link may be able to help. They can help with things like emergency food (in the form of food vouchers) and gas and electricity payments. Their service is extremely quick and effective and in many cases they can help the same day.  To find out more please visit their website or call the team at Charity Link on 0116 222 2201.

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Caring for someone with dementia?

Need support? Dementia Adventure is running a free carers' workshop coming up on 17th January 2018 in Birstall that will include exploring some of the difficulties a person with dementia may experience, continuing to see the person not the diagnosis, strategies to overcome communication barriers, the benefits of nature and the outdoors and lots more - plus information, advice, practical tips and your questions answered.  You can find out more and book your free place online or alternatively:  Call: Dementia Adventure on 01245 237548 Email: [email protected]

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Carers in Vogue

We held another successful VASL Support for Carers event on 21st November - with Carers in Vogue at Elizabeth Park Community Centre being attended by 83 people! Guest speakers included Age UK talking about residential care costs and benefits, Warm Homes talking about energy efficiency and savings and Support for Carers talking about carers assessments. There were also lots of stalls providing a whole range of useful information for carers, entertainment from our wonderful Carers Choir and a fashion show throughout their performance. Best of all, we raised a whopping £197 to help keep our Carers Choir running, by selling the...

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Keep warm and well this winter

Leicestershire County Council has some great hints and tips for keeping warm and well this winter - including a handy Your Winter Contact List. Why not share their advice with the person you care for, especially if you don't live with them?  Keep warm and well this winter  It’s important to keep warm in order to keep colds, flu and other more serious illnesses at bay. Now is a good time for you to prepare for the winter and think about how you might manage. Read our tips below on how to keep warm and...

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