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HSJ Awards 2020 - System Led Support for Carers Award

Devon Carers win National Award

22nd March 2021

Scheme that has supported unpaid carers during pandemic wins national award A new project that supports unpaid carers has received a national award for its ‘outstanding contribution to healthcare’ during the height of the pandemic. The Carers Hospital Service was awarded the System Led Support for Carers Award at the  40th Health Service Journal Awards…

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Covid update

An update on Covid-19 vaccinations for unpaid carers

15th March 2021

We are pleased to update you on the current situation about the availability of Covid-19 vaccinations for unpaid carers. This follows the Government announcement that vaccinations will be made available to adults who are the main carer for an adult at high risk from coronavirus. Background Devon Carers is commissioned jointly by Devon County Council…

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Happy old lady with cat

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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