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 In this Issue:
  • MCF Support Group dates, times and guest speakers
  • Events
  • Carers News 
 North Manchester Carers Support Group
Venue -Cheetham Hill Medical Centre, Cheetham Hill Road M8 8UP
Date - 6th Febuary 2019
Time - 10.30am - 12.30pm
Guest Speaker - TBC

South Manchester Carers Support Group
Venue - Crossacres Community Resource Centre, 1 Peel Hall Rd, Wythenhawe, M22 5DG
Date - 11th December
Time - 12.00pm - 14.00pm
What's On - This month there will be a Christmas Quiz and Raffle.

Hulme Carers Support Group
Venue -  Z-arts, 335 Stretford Road, Hulme M15 5ZA 
Date - 17th December
Time - 11.00am - 13.00pm
Guest Speaker - Focus Group to discuss future plans of the group

East Manchester Carers Support Group
Venue -  Openshaw Day Center, 10 Catherine Street, Openshaw, M11 1WF.
Date - 23rd January
Time - 12pm -2pm
Guest Speaker - Focus Group to discuss future plans of the group
Forum Meeting News 

From January 2019 our Forum meeting will change time. It will now take place from 10:30am to 12pm on the first Monday of each month (or the second Monday when the first Monday is a bank holiday) at the Methodist Central Buildings, Oldham Street, Manchester M1 1JQ. Refreshments will be provided.

Next Forum Meeting will be held on Monday 7th January 2019.
New Carers Group 

Are you a Carer in the Burnage Area?
Fancy joining us for a brew and a chat?
Come along to our Carer’s Café at Burnage Library Activity and Information Hub, Burnage Lane M19 1EW
First Friday of the month from 2.15 – 4.00pm. FREE

Dates for your Diary:
Friday 7th December 2.15 – 4.00 - join us for mince pies, tea and coffee
Friday 4th January 2.15 – 4.00 pm
Friday 1st February 2.15 – 4.00 pm
Friday 1st March 2.15 – 4.00 pm
Friday 5th April 2.15 – 4.00 pm
Email info@burnageactivityhub for any queries.

Office Christmas Closure

Manchester Carers Forum office closes 12pm on Wednesday 19th December. The office reopens on Wednesday 3rd January 2019 09.30am
Manchester Carers Forum would like to thank Forever Manchester, Breathe Investment Grants and Wythenshawe Community Housing Group for funding our Christmas meal at Albert Square Chop House for Carers who attending the Support Groups we run over the city.

Research: Financial pressure of caring unpaid for a loved one intensifies over time

  • New research shows that unpaid carers’ finances worsen the longer they’re caring for a loved one
  • Half of people caring for more than 15 years and struggling financially are having to cut back on food or heating
  • UK's leading carers’ charity urges local authorities and employers to provide accessible information on carers’ rights

Carers UK responds to changes to Carer's Allowance Earnings Rule

Department for Work and Pensions minister Justin Tomlinson has today laid a Written Ministerial Statement in the House of Commons on changes to social security benefit and pension up-ratings in April 2019. As part of the Statement the Government also announced it is making a change to the Carer’s Allowance Earnings Rule.

Click here to read the full response.

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