Read the latest edition of Carelink which once again covers a wide range of Stockport based topics, providing information for you and your family.
Latest Covid-19 information for carers
We know this is a confusing time for many and we have taken several calls from carers concerned about their priority for a Covid-19 vaccination. Signpost for Carers have raised this issue with Public Health Stockport. The Director of Public Health has assured us that this is being looked at at a Greater Manchester-wide level to remove ambiguity and inconsistencies.
The government’s guidance clarifies that unpaid carers who are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance, or are the main carer of an elderly or disabled person whose welfare may be at risk if the carer contracted COVID should be included in priority group 6.
It is currently unclear how other carers (those not receiving Carer's Allowance, for example, will be prioritised).
As the mass vaccination programme starts in Stockport, to seek advise and support on how be prioritised as a carer, and how vaccinations are being rolled out across the borough, Signpost for carers are there to help.
We are recommending carers to register with Signpost for a Connecting Carers Card, a form of photo ID, proving that you are an unpaid carer.
You can then inform us that you are an unpaid carer, registered with Signpost and that you have a form of ID to prove this.
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