CASS The Carers Association

Volunteers Week

⭐ Cheers to our Volunteers ⭐

This week CASS The Carers Association is celebrating National Volunteers week (1st June – 7th June)

We want to say a huge thank you to our amazing group of volunteers who have supported us throughout this year. From helping us at our support groups, to calling Carers and by fundraising to support local Carers – we could not work without you!

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the hard work, time and support that you dedicate to CASS and Carers in your local areas. Volunteers play a pivotal role in making a difference, raising awareness and creating a special place for Carers to feel connected in their local community.

It is now more important than ever to celebrate the difference that volunteers make to charities across the UK, including CASS The Carers Association. So ‘Cheers for our Volunteers’ – and we hope to see you all really soon! STAY SAFE 💛

 

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE
28th April 2020 onwards

As things are continuing to change surrounding the current health situation, one thing is remaining the same – CASS are supporting Carers to care. You can always ask CASS for support and advice around your caring role on our CASS ADVICE LINE on 01785 606675 (Mon – Fri 9am-5pm). 

If you were already registered with CASS prior to the Coronavirus outbreak, you should have now received a call from a member of the CASS team. If you aren’t registered with CASS, call us today to access information and support, especially during this time. You may find local support contacts on the document below. (This is a working document and will be updated regularly by CASS). 

Local support contacts in Staffordshire

We continue to follow the Government’s advice on social distancing and therefore all our support groups will be postponed until further notice. 

High risk and extremely vulnerable people
If you or the person you look after are defined as extremely vulnerable on medical grounds then you should practise ‘social shielding’. These additonal measures go beyond social distancing and means that you should not leave your home and should be minimising all non contact with other members of your household or people that may be helping. You can find more information about this on the gov.uk website here.

Click on the link below for more information available from Carers UK on ‘Looking after your Health’

https://www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/health/looking-after-your-health/coronavirus-covid-19

If you require medical advice please ring 111 or for a medical emergency please call 999. Keep safe.

Kind regards,
Karen
Chief Operating Officer

Click on the link below to see our latest Carers Newsletter

Carers-In-Touch-Issue-6.pdf