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Carers Rights Day events, Friday 20 November 2015

November 16th, 2015

Carers Rights Day events, Friday 20 November 2015 There are over 180,000 people looking after a disabled, older or seriously-ill loved one in Essex, saving the state a staggering £3.5 billion annually.  Since 2001, the value of this care has almost doubled due to a dramatic increase in the amount of unpaid care being provided…

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There’s still time to share your views on Carer Assessments…

December 14th, 2015

Did you know that local authorities now have a legal duty to assess any unpaid carer who requests an assessment or who appears to need support? To find out about carers’ experiences of these Carer Assessments, Healthwatch Essex has launched a short online survey. It only takes a few minutes to complete.   Due to a high…

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Christmas opening hours

December 17th, 2015

The Supporting Carers in Essex offices will be closed from 4.30pm on 24th December and re-open at 9am on 29th December 2016.  We will also be closed from 4.30pm on 31st December until 9am on 4th January. If you have a referral or question during this period please use the online referral form at www.carersinessex.org.uk and…

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Benefit Cap Victory for Carers

February 5th, 2016

The government has announced that all carers in receipt of Carer’s Allowance will be exempt from the benefit cap.  Read the full article here: Benefit Cap Victory for Carers

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Carer’s Questions Event – 1st April 2016

February 15th, 2016

Are you a carer for a loved one or family member? Or do you work with carers? Would you like the opportunity to ask your questions directly to the people who make decisions about social care? Here is your chance! Healthwatch Essex would like to invite you to a Carer’s Questions Event on Friday 1st…

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Carers Week Launched – 6-12 June 2016

February 26th, 2016

Carers Week 2016 – a nationwide awareness campaign to improve public understanding about caring and the unique challenges carers face – will run from 6-12 June. Click here to find out more: Carers Week 2016