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Robopet fostering scheme to aid people with dementia

22nd February 2021

Pets play an important companion role in many people’s lives; however giving a home to a real pet whilst caring for someone with dementia may not always be feasible. Robotic pets have been developed in recent years, and although will never be as an effective replacement as their live counterparts, they have many attributes that...

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Do you have questions about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine?

29th January 2021

Do you have questions about receiving the COVID-19 vaccine as an unpaid carer? Carers UK have updated their helpful FAQ’s on their website which gives information about; Registering as an unpaid carer with your GP practice so they can contact you when it is your turn to have the vaccine How the NHS will contact…

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Government updates position of unpaid carers to receive vaccine

5th January 2021

The latest independent report Priority groups for coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination: advice from the JCVI, 30 December 2020 – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) from the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation has recommended to the Government that for those unpaid carers who are ‘in receipt of a carer’s allowance, or those who are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person…

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Devon Carers support Carers UK calls for the UK Government to prioritise unpaid carers for the COVID-19 vaccine

9th December 2020

When Carers UK asked unpaid carers in October*** what support they needed most, they ranked their prioritised access to vaccinations highly at second place, even putting this above breaks and increases in benefits such as Carer’s Allowance. Devon Carers support Carers UK in their call to the Government to clarify the priority position of unpaid…

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