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Care and support: what's changing?

Since the Care Act 2014, the way people receive care and support has changed to be more consistent across England. The changes in the Care Act are designed to put you in control of the help you receive. Any decisions about your care and support will…

Carers' assessments: what happens next

After a carers' assessment, your council will contact you about its decision. If you have "eligible" needs, your council will talk to you about what help might be available. This will be based on the information you gave them during your assessment. If you do not have…

Carers' breaks and respite care

Your carer's assessment may identify that you need a break from caring from time to time. Equally, the person you care for may also want to have a break without you. See Accessible day trips and activities for help planning their trip. Replacement care and respite care Replacement…

Caring for an alcoholic

If you're a carer for a problem drinker, finding help can be a frustrating experience. People who care for problem drinkers sometimes have to struggle to get the recognition and support they're entitled to. "They have not always been perceived as 'legitimate' carers," says Drew Lindon…

Caring for older relatives

Looking after an older disabled relative can have practical, financial and emotional challenges. But help and support is available. The Carers Trust answers some of your common questions on where to find practical and emotional support. I've just started to care for an older relative. What help…

Caring for someone with autism

If you care for someone with autism, their wellbeing will be your main concern but don't ignore your own needs. Getting help and support and the occasional break will be good for you as well as the person under your care. Benefits and help for…

Chicken curry

Spice up your mealtime with this simple and tasty chicken curry dish. It's a family favourite - just be aware that this recipe is medium fat rather than low fat. Serves: 2 Time: 60 minutes Ingredients Curry 1 tbsp olive oil (or vegetable oil) 1 large onion,…

Chickenpox vaccine

The chickenpox vaccine protects against the varicella zoster virus that causes chickenpox. The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the routine childhood vaccination schedule. It is currently only offered on the NHS to people who are in close contact with someone who is particularly vulnerable…

Chickenpox vaccine FAQs

Who should have the vaccination? Why isn't the chickenpox vaccination part of the routine childhood immunisation schedule? If I want the chickenpox vaccination for my child, can I get it free on the NHS? I'm not sure if I had chickenpox as a child. How…

Chickenpox vaccine side effects

Common side effects The most common side effects of the chickenpox vaccine are: soreness and redness around the site of the injection - this happens in around one in five children and one in four teenagers and adults a mild rash - this happens in 1 in 10 children and 1 in 20…
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