What’s New for 2024
Now in place is the Cambridgeshire All Age Carers Strategy. Cambridgeshire County Council has put in place a more holistic strategy that endeavours to better identify, reach out support and and improve the lives for carers in our community.
For more information please click on the links below :
Caring Together and partner organisations have a number of activities going on and are asking people to take a moment to help ensure those people looking after a family member or friend are visible and valued.
How You Can Get Involved – Share the news about Carers Week.
Organisation representatives have come together from Age UK, MND Association, The Lewy Body Society, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Rethink Mental Illness, Oxfam, the minister for Social Care and unpaid carer representative Margaret Ashmead, to look at ways to increase recognition and support to unpaid carers.
Follow the link for news on this meeting Carers Week 10-16 June 2024
Get involved, sign up to the Carer’s week newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news about carer’s week.
Join the conversation on social media
You can find us and join the Carers Week conversation on:
- Facebook at facebook.com/caringtogethercharity
- Twitter at twitter.com/caringtogether
- Instagram at instagram.com/caringtogether
- LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/caringtogether
You can also look out for social media posts with the hashtag #CarersWeek or tag @CarersWeek.
Spring Spectacular featuring The Chamber Orchestra of St Ives and The Rotary Voices with special guest mezzo soprano, Karen England accompanied by Mark Burton. The event is open to everyone. Cabaret style seating with tables of up to 10 people.
Organisations that can offer support for carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough:
- – Caring Together
- – Carers UK
- – Age UK
- – Rethink Mental Illness – Carers hub
- – Oxfam
- – Carers Trust
- – Cambridgeshire County Council – Support for Carers.
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We have all seen our energy bills rise dramatically and with the cost of living crisis affecting most, unpaid carers will be feeling additional strain and worry on top of looking after their loved ones. As well as trying to reach out to unpaid carers and offer social support Caring Together have information and advice on where to seek help if required. The Caring Together Energy – Debt page will be able to sign post to available Trust funds such as the British Gas Energy Trust and where carers can seek additional money management advice.
In March 2023 with Caring Together as one of the founder members The Young Carers Alliance was launched. The Young Carers Alliance provides opportunities for collaboration, sharing best practice and a strong, collective voice for young carers. By clicking the link above you can get information on how to sign up as an individual or as an organisation and see what is being done to help support our young carers.
There is now an App for young carers. This is a young Carers Support app for young carers and young adult carers in the UK wanting to easily access information, advice and support. It includes self-help resources, well-being tips and activities as well as providing an extensive list of support organisations that are available to carers.
The app is totally free and can be downloaded here or from the Caring together App for Young Carers Page
Events for Young Carers
To see what events are being held for young carers as part of the alliance visit Upcoming Young Carers Alliance Events.
Young Carers Project Centre 33 provides support for Young carers aged 18 and under who live in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. They can offer a variety of support such needs assessments, support with transitioning into secondary school and beyond or can just provide a listening ear.
28th 30th July 2024 the Young Carers Festival (YCF) hosted by The Children’s Society and partnered with YMCA Fairthorne Group. This is the biggest gathering of young carers in the world. It is a way for young carers to come together and unwind. With fairground rides, live music, fireworks and much more, these amazing young carers can enjoy and take some time for themselves. It also serves as a political arena for young carers to have their say and affect change.
What’s available locally?
Locally there are many community projects going on to help support our young carers such as monthly workshops in Peterborough and Huntingdon for secondary school aged children and younger groups. For all events for Adult and Young carers in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk visit the Caring Together Events Page
Brampton Village Hub
Please find details of various services provided or organised by the Brampton Village Hub who may be able to offer some assistance.