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New Podcast Launched

Our new podcast “Who Really Cares?” has now launched. This podcast aims to address some of the issues that carers face. We chat to carers and those that work and

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New Carers Winter Magazine Out Now!

The Winter 2023 edition of the magazine is packed with information, news, updates, tips and carer stories.  Please email communications@carersinbeds.org.uk if you would like to contribute an article, photograph, carer story –

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New Carer Magazine Out Now

The new look  Summer edition of the magazine is packed with information, news, updates, tips and carer stories.  Please email communications@carersinbeds.org.uk if you would like to sign up to the magazine or

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Bedroom Makeover for YC Action Day

Two Bedford young carers, aged 4 and 9, were nominated for a bedroom makeover to celebrate national Young Carers Action Day (15 March 2023). This was in recognition of the

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Bedroom Makeover Finished
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Excellence for Carers Award

We have been awarded the national Excellence for Carers Award by the Carers Trust, for the support the charity gives to family unpaid carers in the county. The award follows

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Carers Conference 2022
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Helping Carers to Manage Change

More than 150 carers and those who work in health and social care from across the county attended Carers in Bedfordshire’s Changing Lives Conference today (17 Nov). The event was

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EMR Bedford partnership with Carers in Bedfordshire
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Bedford Company Helps Young Carers

EMR Bedford has demonstrated its continued commitment to supporting young carers in Bedfordshire. The metal recycling company has donated more than £1k to Carers in Bedfordshire. This will go towards

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SAD (seasonal affective disorder)
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How to Cope with SAD

SAD (seasonal affective disorder), also known as ‘winter depression’ refers to symptoms of depression that are more obvious and more severe during the winter. For some people, these symptoms can

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Cost of Living Tips

Every household is being affected by a massive hike in heating, grocery and petrol costs. We know how heavily this impacts upon carers, so we’ve put together some tips to help

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Sign Up to Our Carers Conference

We’re hosting a carers’ conference on 17 November. Entitled ‘Changing Lives’, it’s all about helping carers to make sense of and manage change. The FREE conference is open to all

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CEO at Bedfordshire Pharmacy and Health Clinic, Smarta Healthcare, Harjinder Singh, and the Founder of The Mobility Physio, Nadia Kopec,
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Thanks for Donating to Charity Challenge

The 50km Thames Path Challenge saw Bedford businesses Smarta Healthcare and The Mobility Physio raise £500 for Carers in Bedfordshire. The £1,000 funds raised were split equally between two charities

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Parent Carer Guide
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New Parent Carer Guide

We have produced a Parent Carer Guide which has been made available to all schools in Bedfordshire to distribute to parents and guardians of children with special educational needs or

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Men Care Too Campaign
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Men Care Too Campaign

Carers in Bedfordshire is encouraging more male carers to sign up for support while celebrating and recognising the vital contribution unpaid family carers make to the county during Carers Week.

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Carers Week 6-12 June 2022

Carers Week is a national annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution you make to society. The theme for this

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Behind the Scenes

Every day, Carers in Bedfordshire staff and volunteers speak to carers on the phone, online and in person. Did you know that in 2021, we had 37,000 interactions with over

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Camestone School dress purple for Young Carers Action Day
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Young Carers Action Day

To raise awareness of  Young Carers Action Day on 16 March we asked schools and businesses across the county to wear purple and Bedford Borough Council to light up the

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Mark Love
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New Blog Launched

We have launched a new blog from one of our carers Mark, who cares 24/7 for his 18-year-old son. It’s a funny, moving, raw and totally honest view of their

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Steve Joyce from Bedfordshire Freemasons, Carers in Bedfordshire former carer volunteer Amalia Ramsey, Amanda Thaxter, Tony Henderson, former carer Jenny Scott and Dean O'Connell from Bedfordshire Freemasons.
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Freemasons Help Former Carers

As many as 600 people who have dedicated years to looking after a loved one and are now isolated and lonely, will be helped to move on with their lives,

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Young Carer Schools Award
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First Young Carer Schools Award

Oakley Primary Academy is the first school to be awarded Carers in Bedfordshire’s Young Carer Schools Award. The charity, with young carers, devised ten standards for schools to meet, to

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Anne Grant MBE
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Former CiB Chair Receives MBE

Carers in Bedfordshire’s (CiB) former chair Dr Anne Grant has received her MBE medal from The Prince of Wales for services to the charity. The investiture was made in recognition of Anne’s

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Kayson and Kay Gurney
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Carer Publishes Poetry Book

A Bedfordshire carer has published his collection of poems, inspired by his experience of caring for his mother with dementia, in a book which is available on Amazon.

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Carers Rights Day
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Know Your Rights

It’s Carers Rights Day today (Thursday 25 November) and Carers in Bedfordshire want to make sure unpaid family carers are aware of their rights and how they can access the

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