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CARA (Charity No. 1135610) wishes to support the people of our community in Hackney and the surrounding areas who suffer from diabetes. We are dedicated to promote the health, education and social development of all of its members and the public by improving the quality of life of the disadvantaged people and helping them to know and achieve their rights. This includes providing advice and representation, information and signposting in areas covering welfare benefits, employment, housing and health.
We are seeking to develop a Diabetes Awareness and Advice Project as part of our objectives in meeting the needs of our community. The Project will raise awareness of diabetes and advise on preventative measures; we will provide a support service for people with diabetes, assuring that they receive their due care, entitlements and benefits, help them to overcome any language difficulties in understanding their rights, and through our support networks improve the quality of their lives.