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West Lancashire Freemasons Dona Conferentes visit

West Lancashire Freemasons’ Dona Conferentes Lodge No 9392 members see first-hand what their generous donations mean to our carers

On Tuesday 5th July, our Head of Business Development and Fundraising, Terry Hodkinson, welcomed visitors from The West Lancashire Freemasons’ Dona Conferentes Lodge No 9392, who have supported Blackpool Carers over the years.  Worshipful Master (WM), Jeff Lucas, along with members of the lodge, Allan Lock and Chris Tittley, joined John Topping (Trustee of Blackpool Carers …

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Why unpaid carers need the support of a Blackpool charity like Blackpool Carers 1

Why unpaid carers need the support of a Blackpool charity like Blackpool Carers

Why do unpaid carers need the vital support of a charity like Blackpool Carers? by Faye Atherton, Young Carers Director I write funding bids, I write monitoring reports…round and round we go chasing the money to continue, what I believe, is essential work with Blackpool’s carers and their families who need support to just get …

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Thursday 25th November is Carers Right Day...we're here if you need information or support! 7

Thursday 25th November is Carers Right Day…we’re here if you need information or support!

Carers Rights Day is held each year, to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to. This year, the campaign’s focus is the rights that unpaid carers have. If you are a carer and need more information or …

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Watch Young Carer, Tia's story on BBC North West in the run up to BBC Children in Need 9

Watch Young Carer, Tia’s story on BBC North West in the run up to BBC Children in Need

One of our young Carers, Tia helps to looks after her two-year-old brother, Toby who has spent the past two years in and out of hospital and needs 24-hour care after being born with breathing problems. She was featured on BBC North West on 11th November and thanked Blackpool Carers’ for their support. BBC Children …

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Calling all carers and loved ones! Join a new NHS group and help to influence future services 10

Calling all carers and loved ones! Join a new NHS group and help to influence future services

A new Service User and Carer Council hosted by Lancashire and South Cumbria NHS Foundation Trust will hold their first meeting on Thursday 23 September at Beaverbrooks House from 2.00pm to 4.00pm. This is a welcome opportunity for you to come along and influence future services. Please register your interest at fyldecoastops@lscft.nhs.uk CLICK HERE to download …

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Young Adult Carer

Carers Trust release new survey for 12-24 year old Young Carers, who support someone with a drinking problem…please complete and help to influence decision makers…closing date 5 July 2021!

Carers Trust are asking all unpaid young and young adult carers (aged 12-24), who support someone with a drinking problem in England to complete their new survey. Results will be used to: Help influence decision makers like the government. Highlight the needs of young carers and young adult carers in the media and on social …

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Worn out unpaid carer

Worn out unpaid carers are uncertain the services they relied on will continue post-pandemic – read the new research released for Carers Week (7-13 June)

·       More than a third (35%) of people caring unpaid for family members or friends feel unable to manage their caring role ·       72% of carers have not had any breaks from their caring role during the pandemic ·       Carers Week charities call on Government to give back to carers and fund breaks Fewer than …

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Carers Week

Carers Week 7-13 June 2021

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. This year, carers across …

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