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All-age Carers Strategy Refresh

Have your say-complete the survey today!

Over the summer months there will be a number of engagement events providing an opportunity for carers to have their say about what should be included in the refresh of the All-age Carers Strategy. But if you cant attend one of these events you can still have your say by completing the survey via the link. Click here to take part in the survey
To find out more about the refresh of the Carers Strategy see our latest newsletter or contact us on Tel 0151 549 1412 or via enquiries@knowsleycarers.co.uk


Carers Centre Now Open

We are pleased to inform you that the roof at the Carers Centre has now been mended. The office is now open every weekday.
You can still contact us Monday- Friday on Tel 0151 549 1412 or by email to enquiries@knowsleycarers.co.uk


Grab a Jab

Where to get your Covid-19 vaccination in Knowsley

Given the rising cases of the Omicron variant, the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is to get vaccinated.
First, second and booster vaccines are available and if you’ve not yet had any vaccine, it’s not too late and residents are encouraged to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
A number of pharmacies across the Borough are offering COVID-19 vaccination appointments. They can be booked through the national booking system – visit www.nhs.uk/coronavirus-vaccine or ring 119.

As well as pharmacy provision, vaccination clinics will be running in Kirkby between Tuesday 4 January and Friday 7 January at Kirkby One Stop Shop, Norwich Way, L32 8XY from 10am until 4pm. No appointment is needed.
You can also book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment through your GP.
From Tuesday 4 January, call Healthwatch Knowsley on 0151 449 3954 (open from 9am until 5pm Monday to Friday).
Let’s get vaccinated and play our part to help to reduce the spread of the virus in our communities.





Protect yourself and those you care for from flu

Did you know that carers are entitled to a free flu vaccination to protect themselves and those they care for from flu?
People who are in receipt of Carers Allowance, or those who are the main carer of an older or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer falls ill, are eligible for a free vaccination.
Knowsley Councils Public Health team is appealing to all vulnerable groups to protect themselves this winter by getting vaccinated. As flu and Covid 19 will be circulating at the same time this year, it is more important than ever to protect those most at risk from flu.
If youre a carer you should inform your GP practice so this can be recorded, and you will then be eligible for a free vaccination and should contact your practice to arrange a vaccination. You can also have a free flu jab at your local pharmacy if you are recorded as a carer.


Dementia Action Week 17th-23rd May 2021

Please complete the survey

KMBC Dementia Partnership Board invite people affected by dementia, their families and professionals to complete the surveys here and here
to help shape the Dementia Strategy for Knowsley. To find out more about whats happening in Knowsley during Dementia Action Week see our latest newsletter.


PPE for carers who do not live with the person they care for

The government has recently announced the roll out of a programme that will see free Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) given to unpaid carers who do not live with the person they care for. The scheme will run until the end of June 2021.


Carers to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Are you a carer living in Knowsley or a carer registered with a Knowsley GP?

As a carer, you play an invaluable role in our communities so it’s important that you are vaccinated as quickly as possible, to not only protect yourself, but also the people you care for.

If you have informed your GP that you are a carer or if you are in receipt of a Carers Allowance, then you will be contacted shortly to arrange an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine.


Does your GP know you are a carer?

Ask your GP practice to identify you as a carer on your medical record.

If you let your GP practice know that you have a caring role you can be identified as a carer on your medical records. This will help the practice to take care of you for example by offering the flu jab annually. Carers who are identified by their GP practice may also be eligible for a COVID vaccination.


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