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  • Fri

    Carers MK AGM

    10.30am-12.30pmThe Acorn Suite, Acorn House, 381 Midsummer Boulevard, Milton Keynes MK9 3HP

    Welcome to the Autumn/Winter issue of Carers News – I hope you all had an enjoyable summer. We’ve had a busy few months here at Carers MK with the increasing numbers of carers getting in touch, the launch of our Carers Discount Card, Carers Week 2016, our summer activities for young carers, and continuing our work with GP surgeries - focusing on improving the health and wellbeing of carers in Milton Keynes. In this issue of Carers News, we take a look at some of the Money & Legal Matters affecting carers and focus on some of the questions which carers most frequently ask us, including how you apply for Carers Allowance and other benefits that carers can be entitled to. We also look at financial and legal issues including paying for care and information about Lasting Power of Attorney. As a carer it’s really important to understand the different benefits and financial support available and your legal rights. Carers MK is here to support you, and our team of dedicated support workers can help answer any questions you might have concerning financial or legal matters, and to point you in the right direction! As the winter on the draw nearer, we also take a look at staying healthy during winter - ensuring you look after yourself as well as the person you The front page image shows Carers MK Chief Executive Stephen Archibald, the Mayor of MK and a carer at Carers MK’s Carers Week event in June 2016. care for is vital, so that you are able to continue in your caring role. Carers are entitled to a free flu jab from their GP which will protect you and ensure you don’t pass flu onto the person you care for. On P.12, Nutritionist Nikki Brown from Heartfelt Nutrition talks about the sorts of foods our body and immune system needs to stay strong with the seasonal changes. NHS Milton Keynes Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) also features a few of the simple steps carers should take to ensure a healthy winter for you and the people you care for. On P.10 & 11, you will find our latest Support Group and Training Diary for September - March 2017, and details about new courses including a Siblings Course and a Managing Challenging Behaviour course for parent carers. You will find more information about all our training workshops for Autumn/Winter on P.8 & 9. Save the date! Carers MK’s AGM will take place on Friday 14th October at Acorn House from 10am - 1pm.

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