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Stoke and Staffordshire Carers
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) GUIDANCE
You will have probably seen or heard that carers are now eligible to have a Covid Vaccination.
We thought it would be useful for you if we shared some of the guidance around how you can access a vaccination.
If you are registered with your GP as a carer, your GP Practice will contact you to book your Covid vaccination.
Carers who claim Carers Allowance can now register via the NHS website. Some vaccination centres
are asking carers to take proof that they claim Carers Allowance with them to their appointment so it may be an idea to take some with you just in case. Please visit Book a coronavirus vaccination - NHS (www.nhs.uk) or call 119.
Guidance is still being agreed about how carers who are eligible for Carers Allowance but who do not actually claim Carers Allowance. More information will be shared as it becomes available.
Of course, things are moving very quickly at the moment and it may be that this guidance changes. We
will of course contact you again should this be the case.
For any further support with being prepared, or for any other support with your caring role, please contact our helpline on 0330 123 1937.
We are your first stop for information, advice and guidance, as well as completing full carers' assessments and training across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
WHO IS A CARER?
A carer is someone who helps provide unpaid care, usually to a relative or friend, in their day-to-day life. This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally, or through a voluntary organisation.
Young Carers between the ages of
5 - 18 years old, provide unpaid assistance and care to another person. This is usually a family member, who requires physical and/or emotional support on a regular or significant basis, such as a parent or sibling.