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It’s normal to feel down at the moment, but you don’t have to suffer alone – Local group, Covid in our Communities has lots of Mental Health support available

Covid in our Communities Mental Health Support It’s normal to feel down, anxious, angry and lots of other things right now – contact Covid in our Communities if you need some support Short waiting times Telephone/video appointments Highly rated staff If you live in Blackpool call 01253 955 700 if you live in Fylde or …

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Mental Health Family Hour special episode around Coronavirus concerns for teachers, staff and pupils on Thursday 21st January at 10.00am – don’t miss it!

Sam Tyrer, Prevention and Engagement Lead Nursing & Quality Directorate at Lancashire & South Cumbria Foundation Trust, together with Mindset by Dave will be running a special episode on the Mental Health Family Hour on Thursday 21st January at 10.00am to address concerns that teachers, staff and pupils have raised around Coronavirus. The pupils have stated they are …

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Useful Resources for the whole family, to help you through these uncertain times…support, shopping and activities

Below is a list of support available for carers, families and vulnerable members of our community, together with a list of useful resources to occupy you and your family whilst staying at home. This list will be updated regularly as more support becomes available. Blackpool Carers’ Family Resources Pack Our team have compiled this very …

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We have seen a huge increase in referrals during lockdown, as more people than ever before are turning into carers for their loved ones

Blackpool has seen a huge increase of carers in need of support as mental and physical illnesses take their toll during lockdown. Mental health struggles, long-term health problems and the lingering effects of Covid-19 have caused many people to take on caring roles this year. Quality Director, Faye Atherton said: “We have seen an overwhelming …

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Congratulations goes to Paul for raising a huge amount for our carers…even with a ‘bear’ behind!

Did you spot Big Ted and his ‘handler’, Paul Howlett on their mighty adventures recently?   As big supporters of our work with young carers, Paul and his furry friend have set off on a number of intrepid challenges this year in a bid to raise lots of awareness and funding for the work that …

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Yet again, our generous supporters and local community help to make a better Christmas for carers

Huge thanks to our wonderful supporters who have helped us to provide much needed festive fun and presents for our young carers.  So many of our young carers have been particularly impacted by the challenges of this year but we have remained by their side throughout and as Christmas approaches we know that families need …

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Our Carers’ Christmas Online Auction raised £1,035…thank you to all our bidders and pledgers!

We can’t thank you lovely Carers’ Christmas Auction bidders enough!  You threw yourselves into the festive spirit, Christmas shopping from your sofas and raised a huge £1,035 for carers! If you were one of the successful bidders, you will receive a text or email from Givergy. Just follow the link to pay. You’ll then be …

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In the run up to BBC Children in Need Night, Young Carer, Harry talks to BBC Radio 2 about his role and support from Blackpool Carers …take a listen!

As we gear up for this year’s Children in Need appeal night, one of our young carers, Harry, talks to BBC Radio 2 about being a young carer for his dad and how vital the support of organisations such as Blackpool Carers is in helping children and young people to have time out to enjoy …

In the run up to BBC Children in Need Night, Young Carer, Harry talks to BBC Radio 2 about his role and support from Blackpool Carers …take a listen! Read More »

A beneficial website to help us all build our wellbeing and help us to cope during these difficult times

www.WellbeingAndCoping.net A wellbeing and coping resource to help people during covid-19 By Sarah Markham Member of the BMJ Patient Panel and WellbeingAndCoping Expert Reference Group. Covid-19 is not just a public health crisis, it is also personal. We are all feeling the pressure. The ongoing uncertainties are manifold – how much worse the second wave …

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Calling all carers! Please complete this anonymous ‘Having your say – carers’ views’ survey from Carers Trust, to help understand and influence future support available from the government

About this survey This survey is for unpaid carers to complete, to help Carers Trust understand your needs and influence the future support available to unpaid carers from the government.    It should take less than 10 minutes of your time to complete. They ask questions about age, gender, ethnicity, disability and location. These are …

Calling all carers! Please complete this anonymous ‘Having your say – carers’ views’ survey from Carers Trust, to help understand and influence future support available from the government Read More »

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