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26 January 2017 is a national day of recognition for the UK's 700,000 young carers. We want Young Carers Awareness Day (or YCAD) 2017 to be a day where everyone recognises the challenges that young carers face. Herefordshire Young Carers video 2016 - "Why we come to...

Marches Energy Agency, working in partnership with Age UK Hereford and Localities, are offering elderly residents across Herefordshire a free Home Energy Check between now and the end of March. During the checks, residents can receive free and impartial advice on all sorts of energy...

Department for Education funding announcement Department for Education has announced a further £15 million for the Independent Supporters programme in 2017-18 to be run by the Council for Disabled Children. The DfE announcement can be found at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/funding-for-special-educational-needs-support-confirmed Our CDC statement by Dame Christine Lenehan can be...

Main changes to Benefit Rates for 2017/2018 Many rates of benefit remain frozen due to the Welfare Cap. There is a small increase in disability benefits. Pensioner benefits to rise in line with the 'triple lock'. Changes to Universal Credit including a decrease in the earnings...