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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Today is Carers Rights Day – read the CarersUK research released today that shows how much unpaid carers are saving the UK every day of the pandemic

Today is Carers Rights Day. This year’s theme is ‘know your rights’. In a recent survey of nearly 6,000 carers by Carers UK, they found: Four in five unpaid carers are providing more care for relatives 78% reported that the needs of the person they care for have increased during the pandemic Two thirds (67%) …

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Please donate £5 to Blackpool Carers instead of sending Christmas cards this year… you’ll save time, save money, save trees and stay safe!

This year, instead of sending Christmas Cards, we are asking supporters to make a donation to Blackpool Carers. You will help to make a better life for local carers this Christmas and beyond and be a part of our environmental efforts too by saving trees. To make a £5 donation Text* CARINGCHRISTMAS to 70085 or …

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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 …

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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 …

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One of our amazing young carers, Neive featured on The Mental Health Family Hour – listen to her story today!

We were really proud to be part of the Change Talks Mental Health Family Hour webcast on 28th July, talking all things young carers! It was great to be joined by young carer, Neive, who looks after her mum and, like all of our young carers, is a truly remarkable young person! Please get in …

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Changes to our What’s On events and support groups – please read before visiting Beaverbrooks House

We are very pleased to announce that many of the support groups and activities that we have had to cancel over the past few months are slowly resuming, both here at Beaverbrooks House (safely of course!) and online. We would ask that you contact us before visiting Beaverbrooks House, to check dates and times. To …

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