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CareLine Spring 2012

Care for the Carers FREE Magazine for CARERS in East Sussex

Summer Event !

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You're invited to the carers' forum

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Carers Week 2012

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Royal Visit

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Message from the Chief Executive

In this edition

was very honoured to escort Princess Anne throughout her visit to Care for the Carers. As patron of PRTC she was very knowledgeable about the issues that carers face and the support and recognition they need and deserve. As well as speaking with carers individually, she also reinforced those messages when speaking to the dignitaries. The visit enabled us to say thank you to carers, volunteers and regular donors who have actively supported us over the years. All in all it was a very successful event and the feedback we had is that everyone enjoyed the experience.

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The visit enabled us to raise awareness of carers and to highlight our plans to move into a more accessible carers centre which will give Care for the Carers an administrative base and a space for carers to meet. We are, however very aware that not all carers can get to Eastbourne and that we serve carers across East Sussex. We therefore plan to use our new base as a hub and plan to develop sites across East Sussex. This requires additional funds and whilst we don’t think we will be able to have numerous office bases, we want to have a visible presence in as many parts of the county as possible. Whilst most carers who contact us receive a service in their own homes, carers and professionals tell us that a visible presence will go some way towards raising awareness of carers and facilitating referrals. We will be consulting with you over the year to identify appropriate sites, e.g. libraries, community centres,etc. Finally I would like to bid you all farewell. I will be leaving Care for the Carers to take up the post of Chief Executive of SEAP which provides advocacy services to those who use health and social services ensuring that their views, wishes and feelings are taken into account. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with Care for the Carers. I have met some very inspirational people who work hard to get a good deal for carers and carers who willingly give their time to look after their loved ones and to improve support for carers generally. I will still be working in East Sussex and will be taking a keen interest in the development of Care for the Carers. Best wishes,

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Good Luck & Congratulations! Over the past few months we have had a few people leave our organisation where contracts have ended, circumstances have changed and once in a life time opportunities have come along! Neil Harvey, who has been manning reception while Alice was travelling, finished at the end of March. He will be missed by all of us in the office and we would like to wish him all the best with his future endeavours. Ella Hebron was with us for a few months to develop the carers card (see page 6). She has now started work in Cambridgeshire as a physiotherapist. We wish them every success and hope that our paths will cross again in the future.

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Finally our congratulations go to Elizabeth Harter (Young Carers Support Worker) on the birth of baby Owen, good luck!


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elcome to the Spring Edition of CareLine! You might have noticed that it has arrived on your doorstep a little later than usual but I couldn’t wait until the Summer to tell you about our visit from Princess Anne! I have put together a pull-out section, with photographs from the day, for you to keep. We have all been really busy since the last edition; as well as the visit from Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, two new members of staff have joined and we found out that Marie would be leaving us. This was sad news for everyone here, but it’s also brilliant news for Marie! We would like to wish her all the best and good luck in her new role. In this edition you will find your invite to the Carers’

Forum on page 5 and you can read all about the ‘Summer Event’ on page 6 - I’m so excited! Finally, I would like to say a special thank you to Janice Eggers and Lesley Concannon for writing in. Please feel free to send me letters, photos, poems, stories, comments and any other ideas you may have. I hope you enjoy reading the magazine, David Thompson

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Introducing New Staff

Introducing Ruth Whitbread

ver the past few months we’ve had two new members of staff join the team. We would like to welcome Teresa to her new role as Hub Helpline Assistant and Ruth to the new position of Fundraising and Business Development Manager. We wish them well in their new roles.

I am greatly looking forward to working in an organisation that is very close to my heart. A relative has recently become a carer and I anticipate that I will take on a caring role in the not too distant future.

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Introducing Theresa Grimshaw If this is your first edition of CareLine, there is a chance that you may have spoken to me on the phone. My job is to make the first call to carers to connect you with our services. My own experience of being a carer helps me to understand the issues carers face. Through my work I hope to gain more knowledge so that I can be more creative in helping carers to be more confident and relieve some of their worries and concerns.

Theresa

Carers’ issues resonate with all of us and I am eager to raise the funds that will ensure that carers continue to receive the support they so manifestly need and deserve. I will be looking to develop all aspects of income generation, from traditional ‘fundraising’ – organising events, recruiting and developing individual donors, working with trusts, foundations, community organisations and companies – to developing business opportunities that might include trading, training and other such social enterprises. Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to talk through any ideas you might have. Fundraising can be a very labour intensive activity and I will need all the help I can get!

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You are Invited to the Carers’ Forum Thursday 14th June 2012, from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm at East Dean Village Hall , East Dean

‘Inform, Communicate & Educate’ How can carers get the right information at the right time? Come along and network with other carers and share your experiences. Input your views on the information that carers need from social services, the NHS and voluntary organisations & discover how to make the most of electronic communication and the internet. Limited places - Please book by 1st June 2012!

Can't make it? Here's how you can be involved If you are not able to attend the Forum but would like to have your views about communication shared on the day, please contact us. See below for our contact details.

FREEPOST Address: Care for the Carers FREEPOST RSAL-CKXH-UBRH 1st Floor Greencoat House 32 St. Leonards Road Eastbourne, BN21 3UT

To book your place call us on 01323 738390, email us at info@cftc.org.uk or complete the form below Name Address

Postcode Telephone Email We will try to arrange car sharing for carers requiring transport, please let us know if you are able to offer a lift or if you would like one. Please post this form to our FREEPOST address. 4 Care for the Carers

Please contact me to discuss my access requirements For example: dietary, mobility, language, sensory impairment etc... I would like to bring the person I care for There is an additional cost of £3 per person, please enclose a cheque made payable to Care for the Carers. I would like help with transport We will contact you to discuss whether we can help with your travel arrangements I can help with transport I can provide a lift to another carer I plan to stay for the Summer Event


In the afternoon of 14th June, following on from the Carers’ Forum, we are holding a ‘Summer Event’ at East Dean from 12:30 till 4pm. We would love you to be part of the day, whether you would like to take part in the Forum, or just come along for the afternoon. You are welcome to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the sunshine (fingers crossed!) Alternatively you could have lunch at one of the eateries on the green – if you don’t fancy eating just turn up after lunch and enjoy the ‘Event’. The afternoon is open to everyone and we are hoping it will be lots of fun as well as raising awareness and funds for Care for the Carers. Here’s a taster of what will be happening: »» Lunch from 12:30 till 2pm - Bring a picnic »» Themed Hat Competition - ‘Fit for a Queen’ Bring along your masterpiece! »» Book Stall

»» Exhibition of Dance »» ...and much, much more! Can you help? »» Having a spring clean? Why not donate any unwanted second hand books and costume jewellery for our fundraising stalls? »» Man a stall on the day – help to raise funds for a good cause! »» Step in as a steward to help make the event go smoothly. We are still planning the stalls and entertainment, so if you – or your organisation – would like to take part please contact us, we’d love to have you on board! Please call Liz on 01323 738390 or email her at lizc@cftc.org.uk to have a chat about how you can get involved.

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Locally, the celebrations will start early with the Carers’ Forum and ‘Summer Event’ where we will launch Carers’ Week. Here are a few key other dates in carers’ week for your diary. »» Information stand 19th June, 9.30-4.30 Langney Shopping Centre

»» Information stand 21st June, 9.30-4.30 Priory Meadow, Hastings

»» Involvement Workshop 20th June 10.30-12.30 An opportunity for carers who take part in strategic meetings & committees, to meet together & share information, more on page 6.

»» Bluebell Railway Trip Date to be confirmed We are delighted that Bexhill Rotary are organising this trip for Bexhill Carers. If you are interested please call us on 01323 738 390.

As we go to press, we are planning more events throughout the week – for a full list of events, see www.cftc.org.uk. If you would like to organise an event for carers’ week please call us on 01323 738390. www.cftc.org.uk 5


East Sussex Carers’ Card On April 1st the Carers Card was launched in East Sussex, offering carers savings and discounts at retail and leisure venues in and around Eastbourne.

When visiting your library to get your card you’ll need to take along a copy of your signed support plan.

The card has been developed in partnership with East Sussex County Council and is being piloted for one-year from April 1st 2012. If it’s successful, it will be extended to suppliers in other areas of East Sussex.

For more information please get in touch, call us on 01323 738390 or email carerscard@cftc.org.uk

If you’re a carer and live in East Sussex you can get a card from any East Sussex library. However, you will need to have a carers’ assessment (or review), from Adult Social Care, after 1st April 2012.

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To request a carers’ assessment or review you can call Social Care Direct on 0345 60 80 191 or email socialcaredirect@ eastsussex.gov.uk

Involvement Workshops Held Monthly in Eastbourne Workshops are open to all carers who want to take part in committees, boards and consultations.

The next workshop is Wednesday 18th April at Care for the Carers’ office, 10:30 - 12:30

They are an opportunity to find out about how you can inform strategic planning – what happens to your feedback? How does it get fed in to decision making?

At this workshop David Thompson, our Information Coordinator, will explain social networking - how it can benefit carers and how you can get started.

Usually each workshop starts with an update of meetings attended and then there will be a topic for discussion possibly with a speaker attending.

If you are interested in joining a workshop please let Debbie know, call her on 01323 738390 or email debbieh@cftc.org.uk

Engagement Event 19th April 10:30 -12:30 East Sussex County Council are currently consulting on the East Sussex Engagement and Involvement Strategy 2012 – 2015 (Draft). The consultation can be viewed at www.eastsussex.gov.uk/yourcouncil/consultation/2012/engagementasc/ The four key objectives of the draft strategy are: 1. Working with and involving partners in the Engagement and Involvement Delivery Plan. 2. Promoting inclusive good practice so that it becomes embedded into everyday practice. 3. Involving users, carers and the community with a direct interest in improving quality of life for all. 4. Developing a set of outcomes and feedback mechanisms, which can be monitored. 6 Care for the Carers

Care for the Carers is organising an engagement event to gather the views of carers on the strategy. Denise Leary, Community Engagement Manager, East Sussex County Council will speak about the strategy and there will then be a chance for you to discuss the strategy and put your views forward. The event will take place in Eastbourne on 19th April from 10.30 – 12.30. If you would like to attend the event please call Debbie on 01323 738390 or email her at debbieh@cftc.org.uk.


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Many of you will be wondering how the visit came about. As the Patron of the Princess Royal Trust for Carers, Princess Anne visits carers’ centres in the Trust’s network when she can, and in January we were delighted to hear that she could fit us into her busy schedule on 5th March.

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“It’s a day I will remember for the rest of my life” marilyn webb, carer

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On this page Janice Eggers, a carer from Peacehaven, writes about being a member of the Learning Disability Carers’ Focus Group. In her text she talks about a document that the group has put together - ‘Family Carers’ Journeys’. If you would like to get a copy of this please give Sarah Stevens a call on 01323 738390 or email her at sarahs@cftc.org.uk.

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am a carer for my son and A document has been produced Carers’ voices are vital because of a member of the Learning by the group - “Family Carers’ their experience, expertise and Disability Carers Focus Journeys”. It gives a clear view knowledge of caring for someone Group. It is the only focus group of points carers have raised at with a learning disability. It’s specifically for carers of adults our meetings. Many carers will important to tell service providers with a learning disability. The read the group’s comments and what you want; my experience main aim is to work in partnership concerns and have complete with my son’s care was that alongside service providers, understanding of carers’ lives. We once I started working with the Adult Social Care commissioners, all want better lives, and a united service providers, things started local councillors and the health voice and achieving recognition is happening for the better. sector. It meets approximately a step in the right direction. every two months. With good support understanding As a family carer for the last 27 and compassion, I am at a good Carers talk about experiences years, my caring journey is full of place in my life, with my son and with services, what works well and ongoing challenges - it has been my family. what would help us to make our hard work with many ups and lives better for us and the people downs; from having to deal with I would like to invite other family we care for. The carers’ focus group seizures, major and minor surgery, carers to be involved with the has two carer representatives coping with our son’s sudden carer’s focus group. Giving who regularly attend the Learning blindness and severe challenging the group useful information Disability Partnership Board behaviour. Knowing that I am the about services is crucial in our (LDPB). best person to help and support partnership involvement. my son is the easy bit, but learning The carer representatives role and understanding how systems If you would like to know more is to capture carers’ stories work and function has been a about the group please contact and experiences in a thought useful lesson. Sarah Stevens provoking way. We have also at Care for completed some joined up work I am involved with many carer The Carers. with the the Involvement Matters groups throughout East Sussex We look Team, a service users group, who as I want to make a difference f o r w a r d also attend the LDPB. within service provision in a to hearing positive, creative way. I am deeply from you, Meeting and working face to face committed to involvement work with members of the LDPB is a and am often invited to attend Janice welcome approach for everyone. local health and Adult Social It helps break down barriers Care provision workshops - carers’ alongside a visual and empathic voices matter. I feel truly valued expression of carers’ lives. and included.

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Sing For Fun Sing for fun is a group of people of all ages who love to sing. The group meets at Peasmarsh Village Hall every Tuesday, 2:00 to 3:30pm. The singing group was put together by Yvonne Jordan, a carer from Peasmarsh. She trained at the Royal Academy of Music and studied the piano and cello. She graduated in the late 50’s and went on to teach in secondary schools for the next 34 years, as well as leading orchestras and choirs. For more details call Yvonne on 01797 230693 or just turn up!

‘The Queen’ to visit Hydro Hotel Sunday 29th April, 3pm Step back in time and be part of an old time extravaganza. Sing along with the old songs and be entertained by wonderful soloists performing for your delectation and delight in the glorious setting of the Hydro Hotel, Garden Suite.

Tickets are £10 and an additional £5 for a Hydro Cream Tea. To book your place or for more information call 07855721956 or 01323 351019, or visit the Tourist Office, Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.

Bring your friends, dress Victorian This is a fundraising event and all (optional), and enjoy a wonderful proceeds to the Motor neurone cream tea. Most of all have fun !! Disease and Care for the Carers. There will also be a Grand Raffle!

Senior Citizens Afternoon Out Eastbourne Lions

Carers’ Groups Carers’ groups offer a warm welcome, conversation, information and a sharing experience. Each group meets monthly on the following days: Lewes

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Eastbourne

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Hailsham

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Seaford

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Pevensey

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Rye

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Bookwatch Eastbourne

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Wadhurst

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Bexhill

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Hastings & St. Leonards

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Forest Row

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Uckfield

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Watch this space for new groups near you.

The Eastbourne Lions Club is offering a fun afternoon out for senior citizens, in particular, for those who are on their own, rarely go out or who have difficulties leaving the house.

The event will end with a free raffle! Guests will be returned safely to their homes at about 5:30-6pm.

The outing is on Saturday 21st April and the afternoon will start around 2pm when they will commence collecting you from your homes. There will be a tour of the countryside and then to a local Church Hall for High Tea and some nostalgic musical entertainment.

If you are interested in going along please contact John Braybrook, the Eastbourne Lions Community Service Team Member for more information.

Contact Francesca

Call 01323 642651 or email john@ braybrook6291.freeserve.co.uk.

Call 01323 738390 or email francescam@cftc.org.uk.

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All expenses are paid for by the Eastbourne Lions Charity Trust Fund.

For more information about groups or if you would like to help set up a group give Francesca a call.

For more information about Carers In Touch please contact Francesca.


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on the needs of carers who no longer have a caring role. The Former Carers’ Group was a huge success due to the support and commitment given by the group’s members. They not only guided us in the development of our bereavement packs but provided support and wisdom to new members of the group and arranged fun days out for themselves.

Two years ago we piloted a special group focussing

The group now meets independent from Care for the Carers and we plan to begin a new group later this year. In the meantime I need to say how inspiring it was to work with these former carers and watch them ‘come out the other side’, strong, motivated and striding forward.

Get Fit for Summer Pevensey Bay Walks

Book Recommendation “The Empty Nest” by Celia Dodd

would like to keep you up to date with news about our groups. There are exciting new developments in Heathfield; but the news is bit like buses, two come along at the same time. At the moment we are finalising arrangements for two new Carers Groups in the Heathfield area, one of which will be a Parent Carers’ Group - for carers of under 18s with a long term condition or disability and the other for all carers. The groups will both take place on Tuesday mornings. If you are interested in either or indeed both, please let me know and I will contact you once times and venues are confirmed.

Whether you are a seasoned walker or just thinking about getting out a little more, the Pevensey Bay Walks are for you! If you are new to walking - a beginner - then there’s a weekly walk on a Monday just for you. Setting off from outside the Library in Pevensey Bay, at 9:45am you will take a gentle stroll around the village, stopping off at Coast Road recreation ground, and then onto Ocean View Bakery, via the beach, for a well earned cup of tea and a chat. You are accompanied throughout the walk by 2 trained leaders. There are also monthly walks for those of you who would like to go a little further. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, starting from the Library at 1:30pm, the walk takes you across the fields to Pevensey Bay Castle and back again. And lastly on the 4th Wednesday of each month you can enjoy a walk around Shinewater Park in Eastbourne. The walk begins at the entrance to the park on Willingdon Drove and follows the path around the park. If you’re interested in taking part or would like to know more please call Patricia Roud on 01323 741930.

Lesley Concannon has written in to share her experience of the book “The Empty Nest” with other carers. Lesley identified with this book because of the intense feelings it talks about. Lesley is a carer for her son Tom, 22, who has autism. She regularly attends the Hailsham carers’ group and has also taken part at BookWatch - a reading group for carers. From Lesley: I should like to bring your attention to the book, “The Empty Nest” by Celia Dodd. It is a very helpful read for anyone having to experience the sometimes devastating event of a child going into respite or residential care and the mixed feelings felt by carers. Although it does use adult children leaving home as its core issue I’m sure the feelings of loss and the need for reassurance is felt by many people. It is easy to read and backed by family therapists. I highly recommend it.

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Carers’ Forum January 2012 Thank you to everyone who came to the Carers’ Forum on January 19th. From the feedback we received, most carers found the event helpful and welcomed the chance to air their views and have discussions with other carers. The forum heard an update from Cllr Pat Ost about the Scrutiny Review of Respite Provision and the recommendations which have been made – the first monitoring report is due in March 2012 and we will keep you updated as more information becomes available. It was good that two other members of the scrutiny review - Cllr Phil Scott and Cllr Beryl Healey – were able to attend the forum and listen to carers views.

With £1 million available for next year, and that figure anticipated to rise to £4 million by 2014-15, this is great news. That said, we heard many worries and concerns about respite care from carers too, so there is still much to be done. We will be supporting carers to influence how this resource is used, so please do send in your views and let us know if you would like to be part of any planning meetings. The talks were followed by lively table discussions and a question and answer session. One of the recurring questions was about the cared for person needing a financial assessment for home based respite care. The question asked was:

Keith Hinkley, Director, Adult Social Care, East Sussex County Council (ESCC), spoke about the changes “A cared-for person might be to home-based respite provision. willing to accept care but decline At the forum, we were delighted a financial assessment. What to hear his announcement that extra funding will be available are the options on how to access for carers’ breaks via the NHS. respite in this situation?” Photos from the Forum

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Keith answered that each situation will be considered on its own merits; otherwise this could be seen as a way to avoid a charge. There is a balance to strike when respite is in high demand. It is the intention of ESCC that charges made are reasonable and affordable. Many other comments and questions were received about information available and how this is communicated to carers. This is the reason the Core Members of the Carers’ Forum have decided on the topic of Communication for the June forum. At the meeting we received over 130 comments and questions – these together with answers to the questions provided by ESCC are in our report. The report from the forum is now available to download from our website and will be available at the next forum. Call us to receive a copy by post on 01323 738390.


Fundraising & Donations A Big Thank You!

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ver the last few months we have had some fantastic support. The main focus of fundraising has been for the Young Carers Service, to help them to continue to offer clubs, activities and the caravan to young carers and their families. We are extremely grateful to all of our supporters.

We have just been chosen by Waitrose in Lewes as one of their charities for April, shoppers will be given a green token and get to choose between us and two other causes to get a share of £1000. There’s also some good news for young carers in Uckfield as they have been chosen by Uckfield and District Lions Club to receive their Legacy Grant for the next three years - £2000 per year! Hailsham Lions Club have also donated £1440 to fund Hailsham

young carers to attend club for a year. We would like to say a special thank you to Catherine House Trust who have given generous grants to carers for items such as cookers and vacuum cleaners. Since November they have donated £3510.84. We’d also like to thank the following organisations for their generosity. £800.00 £300.00 £399.95

Mrs LA Lacey Trust Ogilvie Charities Princess Royal Trust for Carers Grant

Finally we'd like to say another huge thank you to those of you who have generously made donations and to everyone who has put their time into raising funds for us.

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time on your hands? WRAP or Vol Poster

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If you would like more information, support or advice around your caring role, or to notify us of any changes, please complete this slip and return it to our FREEPOST address.

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FREEPOST Address: Care for the Carers FREEPOST RSAL-CKXH-UBRH 1st Floor Greencoat House 32 St. Leonards Road Eastbourne, BN21 3UT

Please post this slip to our FREEPOST address

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