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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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Keeping Carers Connected - our big summer event! 4th June

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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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