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The perfect gift idea for a family carer

Do you know anyone who is a full time carer? Are you stuck for ideas for a Christmas gift for them?

Jon Pollard, aka Hippy Jon, is a columnist for the Harborough Mail.

Jon Pollard, aka Hippy Jon, is a columnist for the Harborough Mail.

  • by Jon Pollard

As someone who up till very recently cared full-time for a family member I can help you.

The gift I am about to suggest is very cheap, it may even be completely free.

You can’t wrap it, post or deliver it.

You can’t purchase it in any shop, market or even online.

£200,000 fund launched for carers

CARERS from across Bradford

CARERS from across Bradford are to share in a grant scheme worth almost £200,000 to promote their own health and well-being.

The growing number of unpaid carers in Bradford, Airedale and parts of Wharfedale can apply for up to £200 to enable them to have a break from the day-to-day pressures of looking after a loved one.

Lottery cash to support area’s carers

Funding will make the whole community more aware of unpaid carers

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Carers in north east Somerset will be able to take more breaks from their caring responsibilities thanks to lottery funding.

The Carers’ Centre charity has won £298,471 from the Big Lottery Fund’s Reaching Communities programme.

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