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Policy and practice updates of Interest and relevance to carers in Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan
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Cancer carers neglect own health - WebMD.Boots.com

Cancer carers neglect own health - WebMD.Boots.com | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
The majority (89%) of health professionals who regularly deal with cancer patients believe those caring for someone with cancer often neglect their own health.
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I'm a child carer - The Guardian

I'm a child carer - The Guardian | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
Lili shops, cooks, cleans and helps to look after her disabled mother, and her younger brother and sister.
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Support booklet for unpaid carers in Wales - The Pharmaceutical Journal

Support booklet for unpaid carers in Wales - The Pharmaceutical Journal | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
A new booklet to help unpaid carers in their daily lives has been published in Wales. It aims to give carers information about how to manage medicines effectively, and encourages them to make themselves known to their local pharmacy.
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JLS Ortise highlights young carers in new documentary

JLS Ortise highlights young carers in new documentary | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
Former JLS star Ortise Williams has been talking to Newsbeat about a new factual drama he has produced about young carers. ("My Mum's MS was drive behind me putting JLS together." @Oritse on TV carers' documentary.
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Course cuts depression and anxiety in dementia carers - Nursing Times

Course cuts depression and anxiety in dementia carers - Nursing Times | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
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Course cuts depression and anxiety in dementia carers
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Course cuts depression and anxiety in dementia carers. 17 July, 2014 | By The Press Association.
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Home

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Young Carers Toolkit provides resources, and support for professionals in Health, Social Services and Education to identify, engage and support young carers and young adult carers.
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Charity launches mobile-friendly website for young carers - Charity Digital News

Charity launches mobile-friendly website for young carers - Charity Digital News | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it

Charity Digital News Carers Trust has launched a unique new website and online community, Matter, which is specifically designed for unpaid young adult carers aged 16-25.

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Cardiff & Vale University Health Board | Information for Carers

This page provides access to useful information for carers, including an e-mail address carers can use to gain information. It also provides a link to the key policy document, Carers Information and Consultation Strategy.

 

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benefit cap advice for carers - Carers UK

benefit cap advice for carers - Carers UK | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
Advice and information to carers on the benefits cap, including details of Carer’s Allowance and benefit cap calculation.
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Support for carers, access to care for LGBT groups and palliative care day services – some of the research funded by Marie Curie this year - Marie Curie Cancer Care

Support for carers, access to care for LGBT groups and palliative care day services – some of the research funded by Marie Curie this year - Marie Curie Cancer Care | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
RT @mariecurieuk: Every year we fund #research to improve end of life care. This year, 5 projects received awards: http://t.co/c32N3ZzBj3
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Caring for someone

Caring for someone | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it

A summary of the responses and findings to a consultation undertaken by Vale of Glamorgan Council early in 2013 can be found here.

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Cardiff - Home, Consultation and Participation

Cardiff - Home, Consultation and Participation | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it

The results of Cardiff Council's conusltion on how to improve the support and services provided to carers are still being considered.

 

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Welsh Government | Carers Strategy for Wales

Welsh Government | Carers Strategy for Wales | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it

The refreshed Carers Strategy for Wales 2013 provides a framework for agencies to work together to deliver services and support to carers.

 

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VIDEO: Young carers behind new exhibition - London - NewsLocker

VIDEO: Young carers behind new exhibition - London - NewsLocker | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
Young carers are given a chance to express their creative side at a special exhibition in Canary Wharf.
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Denbigh vintage shop designed to help carers is expanding - News North Wales

Denbigh vintage shop designed to help carers is expanding - News North Wales | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
A DENBIGH-based vintage clothing shop, set up to reach out to and support local carers looking after loved ones, is growing with the support of Business Wales.
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Season's greetings from all at Carers Wales

Season's greetings from all at Carers Wales | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it

The latest from Carers Wales, including details of the Carers Wales Summit in January 2015

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End of life care - Alzheimer's Society

End of life care - Alzheimer's Society | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
Alzheimer's Society position statement on End of life care (Our new factsheet offers advice for carers of someone with dementia who is approaching the end of their life: http://t.co/azSehe6jJr)...
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Carers

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The latest issue of Caring Times from the Vale of Glamorgan Council is now available from the Council's website.

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Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Undertakes Review of Residential Care

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales Undertakes Review of Residential Care | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
Margaret McLaughlin's insight:

To share your experiences of living in residential care ( or to share the experience of a friend or loved one) you can complete a questionnaire on the Commissioner's website - www.olderpeoplewales.com or ring them for a hard copy on 08442 640670

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New dementia campaign launches as research reveals the true cost to business of dementia - Press releases - GOV.UK

New dementia campaign launches as research reveals the true cost to business of dementia - Press releases - GOV.UK | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
Public Health England (PHE) and Alzheimer’s Society join forces in a major new campaign to help create a more dementia friendly society. (#Dementia care costs UK businesses £1.6bn annually.
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Key facts

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Infographic of carers http://t.co/W2hSRoJoJU
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Caring & Family Finances Inquiry: UK report

Caring & Family Finances Inquiry: UK report | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it

The Caring & Family Finances Inquiry was established in January 2013 to examine the impact of an unprecedented�combination of rising living costs and Government cuts on carers in the UK. The results can be found in this report.

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Tool launched to help nurses support carers - Nursing in Practice

Tool launched to help nurses support carers - Nursing in Practice | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it

An on-line learning tool has been launched to help nurses support carers Nursing in Practice Crystal Oldman, the QNI's chief executive said: "Carers form a vital part of the support system that allows people to live at home in safety and comfort and avoid unnecessary hospital admissions."

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Council tax - Alzheimer's Society

Council tax - Alzheimer's Society | Carers' Overview | Scoop.it
An Alzheimer's Society factsheet on council tax. (People with dementia and their carers could be eligible for a discount on their council tax bill.
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'A victory for parent carers' as Government agrees law change

Carers UK welcomes Government amendment to improve parent carers' rights Welcoming the publication of an amendment to the Children and Families Bill.

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