Started: 11th Jun 2020 at 17:50
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre support carers who look after a family member or friend with an illness or disability.
www.wlcccarers.com / Facebook / @WiganLeighCarer / @DiabetesPower1 (Chief Officer)
Wigan & Leigh Carers Centre, 7 Frederick St, Hindley, Wigan, WN2 3BD
Tel: 01942 705959 / Contact Form: Link
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Wigan & Leigh Young Carers is a volunteer led charity which supports young carers (up to 18) & young adult carers (16-24) and their families.
Links: www.walyc.org.uk / Facebook Group / @WiganandLeighYC
Wigan & Leigh Young Carers, Patrick House, 58 Leigh Rd, Leigh. WN7 1QR
T: 01942 679352 / E: firstname.lastname@example.org / Enquiry Form - Link
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Merger Statement (June 2020):
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Support for Carers - www.wigan.gov.uk
Week-long thank you to recognise the vital role of carers - www.wigan.gov.uk / Facebook / @WiganCouncil
During #CarersWeek we're launching a logo competition with a Nintendo Switch Lite prize.
We want a logo which symbolises carers in the borough and used to identify people who have participated in awareness sessions starting this year. Please email email@example.com to take part
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Mindfulness Walks for Carers & Cared For
On Wed 22nd July and Wed 29th July
Limited free tickets available: Link
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The winning entry for Wigan’s new carers awareness logo, designed by 14yo Megan Crawford - Link
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Training/Support Programme for September, all unpaid carers welcome. You can book online at wlcccarers.com or contact the centre on 01942 705959
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I wonder how much these, forgotten heroes, save the government each year?.
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 11:05
Good point basil.
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you can bet its millions, grim.
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 12:12
Sure will be basil .
With little recognition from the powers that be .
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Definitely, and pay them a pittance to.
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 12:53
Thanks for the info jo anne have applied for and emergency card great info given
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 19:46
You’re welcome, Blackrodweaver. The Carers Centre is a great organisation.
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 20:19
For the last 8yrs I have been my wifes carer and got paid Carers Allowance. In May of this year I started drawing my State pension and had my Carers Allowance stopped. You cannot have both. I am still a full time carer but now dont get any money for doing this
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 20:22
Seems very unfair Peter.
Is your pension more than your caring allowance?, I don’t want to know the values.
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 20:31
Yes and even if I had defered my pension they would still stop the Carers Allowance
Replied: 13th Sep 2020 at 20:44
Absolutely disgusting, tell them you need carers to come round every day
Replied: 14th Sep 2020 at 09:08
peterp have you tried claiming Attendance Allowance. in your wifes name
Replied: 14th Sep 2020 at 20:17
PeterP did you get a letter saying you have
"underlying entitlement "to carers allowance , if so you get a premium towards . council tax . You have to produce your letter at the life centre .
Replied: 14th Sep 2020 at 20:30
Blackrodweaver my wife can only get her state pension in 18 months time when she turns 66 yrs of age.Yet another stab in the back for women moving the pension age from 60 to 66. She cannot claim Attendance Allowance until she reaches state pension ageNot looked into this further but knowing the system it will be either she can claim PIP which she gets now or she can get Attendance Allowance
Replied: 15th Sep 2020 at 08:41
Peterp same as my wife shes 66 in dec,
however they did point me towards Pension credit but I cant claim that.
If you've not gone down this road before, which Im sure you have hers a link to read about it.
all the best
Pension credit info
Replied: 15th Sep 2020 at 19:45
Don't be misled. Peter will have substantial pension income as he worked (well, he went every day!) at t'pit. It follows that one could easily shoot oneself it t'foot!
My mum had a good job, my dad worked at t'pit (seven days a week, often 16 hour shifts etc.).
Dad died at 60, Mum died at 90. Mum got maximum state pension, two private pensions and my Dad's miners pension. Total income was over £400 a week.
When she fell ill, after a brain haemorrhage at 85 years old, she had to pay for everything.
I should imagine all of those who have worked all their life are in the same boat?
Replied: 15th Sep 2020 at 21:10
Whoops, sorry, 26th Nov is Carers’ Rights Day!
@WiganLeighCarer (18th Nov):
On Thursday 26 Nov, we will be hosting a Virtual Coffee Afternoon for #CarersRightsDay. This will be an opportunity to have a relaxed chat with Brian, our Welfare Rights Advisor. If you are caring for someone and want to know more about your rights, please join. #KnowYourRights
Replied: 18th Nov 2020 at 14:12
Thanks for the info, joanne.
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You’re welcome, Basil.
A bit more about the Virtual Coffee Morning (from Facebook):
You can access the event using Zoom from 2pm on Thursday 26 Nov. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for a link. If you can't attend online, why not send in a question ahead of time?
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If you are a carer for someone living with mental illness it can sometimes feel difficult to support your loved one or to get the answers you might need. Registered carers at #WLCC are welcome to join this upcoming training led by @NWBoroughsNHS
Unpaid carers can register by calling 01942 705959.
Replied: 19th Nov 2020 at 19:35
Nov Newsletter - @WiganLeighCarer:
The merger between the Wigan & Leigh Carers Centre and Wigan & Leigh Young Carers is expected to be complete by the end of the month.
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Are you a carer living with Long Covid then pls join for support & friendship …
New Covid-19 Recovery Peer Support Group for Carers living in Greater Manchester.
First meeting on Mon 23 Nov from 12.30pm on Zoom
Call 07702-668169 or email email@example.com
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Sign up here : greatermoments.org.uk/register
Replied: 1st Dec 2020 at 23:03
Blackrodweaver I looked into Attendance Allowance for my missus in the future and if you claim Att Allowance they stop PIP again you cannot have both My wife is on the enhanced higher tier of PIP and came get a motability car through this. You cannot have a motability car on Att Allowance They have you all ways. As tonkers says if you have a few bob in the bank or draw a certain amount you can claim bugger all. No council tax relief no pension credit no claim for this new Government Scheme for double glazing no new boiler etc. Does it pay you to workand try to save if you cannot claim anything.
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Share Your Story
What is it like to be an adult or young carer in the Wigan Borough?
Wigan and Leigh Carers are looking for people who are willing to share their story, their personal perspective - this can be anonymously.
You may not think about yourself as being a carer, you may simply see yourself as someone’s friend, partner, daughter or son. If you’re looking after someone who can’t manage without your help, then you are a carer.
Facebook / Twitter
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A survey to help WLCC evaluate the delivery of their services & continue to learn from the experiences of local carers.
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