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New series of Carers Videos now up!

In the first of what we hope will become a series of videos relevant to carers, a member of SFC staff takes a look at several different meal delivery services available in Leicestershire.           Wiltshire Farm Foods Oakhouse Foods i-Care Cuisine Grace Dieu Meals Kind's of Queniborough   0800 0773100 0333 3706700 01858 469902 07734 010235 0116 2600741 Type of meal offered Frozen Frozen Frozen and hot Frozen and hot Frozen and hot Price for typical frozen meal £4.84 £9.20 (one main, two puddings) Not...

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Work with us! Job vacancy at VASL (Jan 2019)

VASL, the Market Harborough-based charity that oversees Support for Carers, has a vacancy for a Business Support Administrator, 18 hours per week worked over 3 days, £17,000 p.a. Closing date is 29th January 2019. Ring Jo Pateman for more details - 01858 433232 and find full details here

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What goes on at a carers support group?

“WHAT do you actually do at the support groups?” is a question we are frequently asked on the phones. Despite having worked for Support for Carers for five years, somehow I’d never actually been to one! All that changed today as I went along with Jacqui to her Hinckley Time Out for Carers group, in its super new venue of the Mary Forryan Centre on Leicester Road. Jacqui had warned me that there might not be very many carers there as it was the week before Christmas, but in fact we got a dozen carers (eight...

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Are you caring for a family member with difficult or challenging behaviour?

Age UK Leicestershire & Rutland have listened to local Family Carers pleas for help in learning how to handle repetitive, difficult or challenging behaviour from the family members that they are caring for. This could be anything from refusing to get dressed, refusing assistance, refusing to eat, to encountering potentially vulnerable situations. How do you maintain that loving relationship when the person you care for is pushing you to the limit or you simply don’t know how to respond? With the kind support of Cedar Mews Care Home in Birstall, there will be a Professional Trainer on hand...

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Health & Cultural event - Leicester

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