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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.

Make a fresh start!

Come along to the Carers Strategy Meeting

We would like to wish everyone a peaceful and healthy new year and invite you along to the Carers Strategy Group meeting due to take place on Thursday 14th January at 10.30 am on Zoom If you would like to attend please contact us by email to

Christmas Closure

And our best wishes for a peaceful Christmas and a healthy new year.

The last working day for staff at Knowsley Carers Centre this year is Wednesday 23rd December. We will open again on Monday 4th January. If during this period you have any urgent concerns please contact the Knowsley Access Team on Tel 0151 443 2600. Non urgent messages can be left on our answer service but will not be picked up until 4th January.

Care Home Visits

Important updates on new guidance for Care Home Visits and the Coronavirus vaccine.

The guidance for providers does allow for care home visits to happen indoors. The guidance applies to all care homes – regardless of which Tier the care home is in. Visitors will need to take a Coronavirus test and if that comes back negative, will need to wear PPE throughout the visit. Physical touching, such as holding hands and hugging, will be allowed.

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

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