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New funds available to help carers take a break

Carers are missing out on things that most people take for granted. Recent research suggests that nearly two-thirds of unpaid carers have not been able to take any breaks at all in the last six months because they’re too busy caring for someone else.

Posted on: 21 October 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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New hotline launched to report COVID fraudsters 

The National Audit Office (NAO) has warned that taxpayers stand to lose up to £26bn on the government’s COVID-19 business loan scheme, because of fraud, or an inability to repay the money. 

Posted on: 20 October 2020 | Posted in: Community
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Financial help if you cannot work from home while self-isolating

Self-isolating can be difficult, but it’s important to stop coronavirus spreading to other people.

Posted on: 20 October 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Ethnic minority communities and the elderly asked to volunteer for vaccine studies 

Researchers are looking for people from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds, and people aged over 65 to volunteer for clinical studies. 

Posted on: 20 October 2020 | Posted in: Health and Wellbeing
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Job Support Scheme expanded to firms forced to close due to restrictions 

From next month, a new Job Support Scheme from the government will replace the current furlough arrangements. 

Posted on: 20 October 2020 | Posted in: Business and Economy

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