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Cooking with Care

A toolkit to support healthy eating for unpaid older Carers

We know healthy eating plays an important role in keeping our bodies healthy and strong as well as preventing illness. Public Health nutritionists at Food Active and partners have produced this helpful and interesting information guide.
You can access the toolkit here

Easy Read Info on Covid 19

There are a number of Easy Read documents available relating to Covid 19
They are as follows:

Introducing the NHS Covid 19 app here

Get tested if you have any signs of coronavirus. NHS Test and Trace here

Alert-Isolate NHS Test and Trace here

Eligible for a free flu vaccination?

All children and adults with learning disabilities and their carers (family member or paid supporter) are identified as eligible for a flu vaccine as part of the National Flu Immunisation programme.
People with learning disabilities are less likely to get the flu if the people around them have also been vaccinated. Family carers can get a free flu vaccination as well as health and social care workers. Services should make changes that help people with learning disabilities have a flu vaccination. Reasonable adjustments are a legal requirement and may be required for a person with a learning disability who might not otherwise get the vaccination.
If you or a member of your family has a learning disability, please see the attached letter here to present to your GP or pharmacist.

Contacting the Carers Centre

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, staff at Knowsley Carers Centre are following government guidance and working from home. If you need support during this period, please contact us on Tel 0151 549 1412 leaving your name, contact details and a brief d

Carers Week

8th-14th June

The theme for this years Carers Week is Make Caring Visible and now more than ever during the covid 19 outbreak its imperative that carers are recognised and valued for what they do. This year, were unable to celebrate Carers Week in our usual way with events and activities at the Carers Centre but you can find out more about how carers have been experiencing the lockdown in our new newsletter,(see publications) or have a look at the Healthwatch E bulletin where members of Carers Vision are telling their stories throughout the week. Go to

Access to COVID testing to include unpaid carers.

The DHSC have revised their guidance on access to testing to include unpaid carers. Please see the link below here further information.
If you have COVID 19 symptoms you can apply for a test using the following link.

Healthwatch Knowsley wants to hear about how the COVID-19 outbreak has affected you

Healthwatch Knowsley aims to give residents and communities a stronger voice, both to influence and challenge how health & social care services are provided. Your feedback is crucial to this role.
To help you to have your say, we have a new survey which asks about your experience of accessing health and social care services and the impact Covid-19 has had on you and your family. It also asks about your wellbeing and how you have found accessing information and advice to help you at this time.
We are unable to host our usual focus groups, engagement sessions, partnership boards or coffee mornings at the moment, so feedback through the survey is more important than ever.
The survey has been live now for almost a week and we have had a really good response so far, so if you have filled it in – thank you!
If you have not yet completed a survey then please click this link to do so.
If you would like to complete the survey but you are not able to do so online, do not hesitate to get in touch with Healthwatch Knowsley on 0151 449 3954 and we can complete your survey over the phone.

Information about Covid 19

For information about the Covid 19 outbreak and what precautions you should take, please visit the government website

Knowsley Carers Centre is currently operating a telephone only service.

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