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December e-news bulletin

Hello and welcome to our final newsletter of 2020!



In this edition we've got an end of year message from Val, we shine a spotlight on our parent carer service and we have some important messages about taking care of your health this winter. Take a look...

Digital support for carers

We’ve adapted our service to continue supporting carers and right now this support is needed more than ever. Throughout the year, hundreds of you have joined us online at events and carer support groups, and our telephone advice line has been busy helping you navigate this challenging time.

Our new digital project is here to help you take advantage of all the online support we and other organisations have on offer.

If you’re new to the world of digital, we can help! Get in touch with our advice line and they’ll help you get started.

 
“It was nice to see you all on our Zoom meeting. Getting online has been so helpful in these difficult times. Many thanks for all your help. Look forward to the next Zoom"
Quote from a carer after receiving a tablet and training

CEO's end of year message

It's been a challenging year for all of us, but carers have been impacted more than most. 

"Carers deserve our acknowledgement and sincere thanks…...we know it has been a stressful and challenging time and many carers have provided extraordinary hours and levels of care with limited support." 
Read Val's end of year message to carers in Leeds. 

Service spotlight

It's certainly been a tough year for parent carers with more hurdles than ever to navigate. However, our dedicated service for parents who care for a child with a disability or additional needs has been there throughout, helping parents through the year. Take a look at how we've adapted this service and see how you can access this support: www.carersleeds.org.uk/service-spotlight-parent-carers/

Carer health over winter

"Protect yourself and the person you care for from flu this winter" A message from Cath Roff, Director of Leeds City Council Adults and Health.

Festive opening times

During these times our advice line is open and available by calling 0113 380 4300 or e-mail advice@carersleeds.org.uk

During evenings, weekends and bank holidays, these other contacts may be useful.

Events in 2021

Moving and handling training
Monday dance classes in January
Getting energised workshops
Q&A with our hospital based team
This short video shows you how we've adapted our services during lockdown.
Remember, we are here for you.
Our carer support team is here to help you. Get in touch for confidential advice, support and information. We're all in this together.

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