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BOOST DAY is this Thursday 2nd December and is a day where you’ll see a mass media campaign takeover promoting the uptake of vaccines ahead of the festive season and there are a range of resources to support this on the Campaign Resource Centre (CRC). BOOST DAY will drive mass awareness and momentum around the importance of boosting your immunity this winter.

Messaging encourages those eligible to book their vaccines as soon as possible so we can all enjoy the festivities safely with our loved ones. This includes both flu and COVID-19 boosters, the evergreen offer for anyone still to get their 1st and 2nd doses of COVID-19 vaccine and second doses for 16-17-year olds. We welcome you all to get involved and use the BOOST DAY materials to make this day as big a success as possible.
 
Other new campaign material that you might have missed includes:

 
Winter Vaccinations
Covid-19 Health Behaviours
Hannukah Social Statics - For those who have not seen the new Festivals and Celebrations assets that went up on the 25th Nov - Hannukah runs until Dec 6 so there is still time to use these social media resources.
You can also find a helpful guide to navigating our Campaign Resource Centre (CRC).

Carers

  Are You a Carer?

You are a carer if you look after a relative or friend who couldn't manage without you and you don't get paid.
This is irrespective of age, so young children looking after one of their parents are carers as well and we encourage them to make use of the support and advice on offer.

Carers UK are providing a Carers Hub service in the surgery from May 2012 on behalf of Islington Council. This service includes
- advice and information
- support
- flexible breaks fund
- events and activities

The Carers Hub can also give you advice about services provided by others, like
- carers emergency card
- day care
- residential/nursing care short break
- benefits advice
- parking discounts
and much more

See below for contact details.

Telephone : 0800 085 1141

www.islingtoncarershub.org

Email: info@islingtoncarershub.org

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North London Eating Disorders Carers' Support Group

Run by BEAT (beating eating disorders charity).

Run in Islington for people over 18 who are carers, family members or friends of someone affected by an eating disorder. The Group aims to provide an opportunity to share experiences, thoughts, successes and problems and to offer support and information

The Group will be led by trained Group Facilitators and will meet on the LAST WEDNESDSAY of each month from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at:

Offices of RDSi
359 City Road
LondonEC1V 1LR

For further information please contact     https://web.nhs.net/owa/redir.aspx?C=a6d467157bf645dca572ef5d359c6cef&URL=mailto%3aBeatnorthlondon5%40gmail.com%c2%a0     or call Nicola on
07765 660 525 Sunday evenings between 6pm and 8pm.

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There is a wealth of information on NHS Choices about carers and caring. Below are some links into the site that we hope you will find useful.

  • Caring for a parent

    Watch this video on: caring for a parent at home

  • Telling people

    Caring responsibilities can make it difficult to maintain friendships or develop new ones. Telling your friends you're a carer is important so they understand and can support you.

  • Taking a break

    Caring for someone can be a full-time job, but it's essential that you take time out for yourself too. Read our guide to accessing breaks and respite.

  • Housing and carers

    Do you know your tenancy rights as a carer? Are you aware of all your care at home options? Do you need tips on moving someone around the home?

Contact Carers UK

Telephone
0800 085 1141

www.islingtoncarershub.org
Email
info@islingtoncarershub.org

Finance and Law

Help claiming benefits, looking after your bank balance and understanding the legal issues of caring.



 
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