20th May 2021 update– As you will be aware, government restrictions are slowly being lifted which means we have been able to resume several of our in-person service offers. This includes 1:1 support in open-air public settings, some cafes (with suitable spacing and sanitising practices) and office appointments where written work is required (filling in forms for example).
We have also resumed some in-person group activities although these are all outside and require advanced booking. In addition, many carers group activities are operating online and our Carers Hub support line remains open. We invite carers to contact us for details on services they can access – 01273 977 000 email@example.com
During this challenging time, we appreciate that many carers will be worried about the health of their family, themselves and about their ability to continue caring. The local authority has issued a statement around their commitment to supporting carers.
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Government Guidance for Unpaid Carers
Request a Coronavirus Test if you are symptomatic here.
Special COVID-19 payments of £500 are available to support people in need who are losing income because they have been told to self-isolate.
In Brighton & Hove, symptom-free testing is available to those who cannot work from home. This includes unpaid carers who have to travel to visit the person they care for. Eligible carers can book a symptom-free test here.
Check out our guidance on digital support in Brighton & Hove here.
Healthwatch Brighton & Hove is regularly updating a useful Frequently Asked Questions document about Coronavirus.
The Carers UK/Carers Trust Joint Statement on Coronavirus is available here.
In addition, Mind has produced a handy guide for anyone concerned about Coronavirus and their wellbeing. Please visit this link to access the guide.
Advice regarding benefits is available here.