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Carers Rights Day

Come down to our offices at Torch House, Torch Way, Northampton Road, Market Harborough LE16 9HL on Thursday 21st November where we're holding an information event for carers. Standholders will include Healthwatch, PoWher, Enrych, Warm Homes, I-Form Legal, the Carers Assessment team from LCC, Age UK, Harborough Lifeline, Care Home Selection and Nic Tate-Bohannon, the LAC for Market Harborough and many more. The event is on from 10:30am - 12:30pm. No need to stay for the whole lot, just drop in and out as you feel like it. Plenty of parking at the Rugby Club car park.

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Waitrose Carers Cafe change of date

Please note that Market Harborough Waitrose has changed the date of the Carers Cafe to be 4-weekly instead of monthly. Dates for the rest of 2019 are: Sunday 11th August Sunday 8th September Sunday 6th October Sunday 3rd November Sunday 1st December

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Free access to Jointly app

Did you know that as a Leicestershire carer, you can download the Jointly smartphone app for free via Leicestershire County Council? Developed by Carers UK, Jointly is a care co-ordination app, particularly useful if two or more people are sharing the care for someone. Here’s a YouTube video of the app in action https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fJxA_E8l81I You can sign up here https://carersdigital.org/local/iomad_signup/signup.php using this free access code DGTL7729  or access via the LCC website, https://www.leicestershire.gov.uk/…...

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Leicester’s Hospitals update their Carers Charter

Leicester's Hospitals have revised their Carers Charter. If the person you care for is admitted to hospital, they will: Let you visit outside normal visiting hours (only one person at a time) Understand that you know the patient better than them Keep you informed about what is happening Involve you in decisions and care (with the patient's permission) Include you in ward rounds Support the patient while you take a break Talk to you about support available in hospital and in the community It will be up to the Ward Manager's discretion if carers wish to stay...

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New Carers Cafe in Market Harborough

Really exciting news! A new monthly Carers Café is launching at Market Harborough Waitrose. The Carers Café will be on the third Sunday of every month, starting Sunday 16th June, from 2 - 4pm. The café will be closed to the public during this time. Tea, coffee and refreshments are provided free of charge and you are more than welcome to take the person you care for along with you. This is a joint initiative between Waitrose, Support for Carers and the Rotary Club.

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