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Online support group use for carers of people with learning disabilities.

Do you support a person with a learning disability  and make use of online support groups? The research team at Wolverhampton University are exploring potential (perceived or real) risks and benefits of online support group use specifically for family carers of people with learning disabilities. The researchers aim is to find out if they can identify […]

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Study on seeking medical advice

Research study on seeking medical advice Researchers from Coventry University are calling out for participants for a research study on seeking medical advice for bodily changes. They are looking for a broad range of participants who are over 18 years of age. You do NOT need to have had any health issues to participate in […]

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Parent Carers – Transitions Support Forum – 8th June 2016

Parent Carers are invited to come along to our Forum on Transition Support on Wednesday 8th June at 12.30pm-2pm at CARES, 2 Bearwood Road Smethwick B66 4HH. We want to encourage parents to share their stories/experiences of their child moving from children’s services to adult services. We are hoping to gather information to enable us to try and improve those services […]

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New National Carers Strategy

  The new national Carers strategy is now out for consultation, it focuses on improving support for carers. For more information about the consultation or if you would like to take part the link to the survey is: https://consultations.dh.gov.uk/carers/how-can-we-improve-support-for-carers  

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Care Quality Commission – Mental Health Stories

Do you get help from health professionals for feeling anxious, feeling stressed or feeling low? The Care Quality Commission (CQC) wants to hear about your experiences of health and social care for a public awareness campaign they’ll be running this summer. Specifically, CQC are looking for men and women who are happy to be case […]

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The Care Act – One Year On

One year on, The Carers Trust want to find out if the new law is making a difference. They want to find out from carers and those who support them what their experiences have been of providing or receiving support since the Act was introduced – what has changed, what has improved, what hasn’t worked, or even […]

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State of Caring consultation

Carers UK have released the  State of Caring Survey 2016 . http://carersuk-news.org/74C-42RAF-PCS1R-20HZEV-1/c.aspx They run the survey each year to find out what life is like for people who are caring, and what needs to change to make life better. This year is particularly important in England as the cross-government Carers Strategy has been launched. By sharing your views and […]

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Carers Consultation Link

  Do you care for a person with dementia or a long term condition? CARES is assisting a Birmingham University student to carry out a research project to explore the physiological and psychological effects on an unpaid family carer when they care for a person with dementia or a long term condition. If you are a carer, caring for […]

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