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New carers focus group being set up

As a countywide service with over 5,800 carers registered with us for support, Support for Carers is often asked by statutory bodies like the local council and NHS bodies to help gauge carers' opinions on things. To this end we are setting up an online focus group called Our Voice to allow carers to give their views on specific issues on an "as and when" basis. Contact will primarily be by email, with no face to face meetings anticipated. We are keen to get a good mix of ages, genders and conditions of the cared-for...

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New Carers Information Videos now up!

Thanks to funding from Market Harborough and the Bowdens charity, we are delighted to present our new series of nine Carers Information Videos. Written in-house by one of the SFC team, they are concise, informative and friendly, and especially relevant to carers in Leicestershire. They are available to view on our YouTube channel now. Most of them last around 3 minutes and all are subtitled. Benefits - Attendance Allowance, PIP, Carers Allowance, Carers Credit and Council Tax Reduction. Care in the home. . Carers Assessments. Legal stuff - Power of Attorney, Wills, Living Wills and Advance Decisions. Looking after me. Ways...

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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   www.wiltshirefarmfoods.com www.oakhousefoods.co.uk www.icarecuisine.co.uk www.gracedieumealsltd.co.uk www.kindsofqueniborough.co.uk   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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