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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Job Vacancy: Partnership and Research Officer

Partnership and Research Officer £18,525 pa | 37.5 hours/week We are seeking someone with real drive to join our carers’ service. You will be instrumental in ensuring that carers and their families have access to the very best support through developing consultations with carers and partnerships with other local and national services. Research will also form …

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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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Carers HeArt Project makes unpaid carers more visible – online art exhibition now open – take a LOOK!

Carers HeArt Project Online Art Exhibition is now open! To view some of the fantastic work designed by Blackpool’s carers and cared for and find out more about the project CLICK HERE The Carers HeArt Project came about when Blackpool Carers were approached just before the first lockdown by Tony Tackett* of Fylde National Arts …

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