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Carers Weeks Programme: Westminster

Programme for Carers Network’s Carers Week programme in Westminster
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Old Oak Summer Fun Day 2015

Carers Network will be hosting a stall at the Old Oak Summer Fun Day on Saturday 13 June, 12 noon – 4pm as part of the National Carers Week 2015 programme. 
Venue: Old Oak Community and Children’s Centre, 76 Braybrook Street, East Acton, W12 0AP
Please see poster below or call  020 8740 8008 for more information.
Old Oak Fun Day

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Carers Floral Tea Party

Edible Flowers Celebration!
Carers Floral Tea Party
Part of National Carers Week
Tuesday 9 June, 2pm – 4pm, Ravenscroft Park Glasshouses, W6 0UL
(next to cafe)
RSVP: bookings@hcga.org.uk
Tea Party

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November is Carers Month on People First | Carers Survey

pflogoFriday 28 November is Carers Rights Day and to mark this, November is Carers month on People First.

They’ll be raising awareness of carers issues and have been working with Carers K&C and the Carers Network in Westminster.

Events, news and articles related to caring will be highlighted on the People First website

Click here to see their Carers page – this will be updated with more features and interviews next week and over ensuing weeks.

People First are also carrying out a Carers Survey . Closing date is November 21st

What is People First?

People First is the core Information and Advice web service for residents, staff and fellow professionals, run by the Adult Social Care departments of RBKC and Westminster. They soon hope to be live in Hammersmith and Fulham as well. Their aim is to provide easy-to-use, jargon free and engaging information in a bright visual way that will help keep people stay safe, well and independent.

For further information contact: peoplefirst@rbkc.gov.uk

Success for Carers Week 2014

Nearly 300 carers from around Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster got involved in our programme for Carers Week last week. It was wonderful to see so many carers sign up to activities and events throughout the week and enjoy themselves.   Carers Network would like to thank all our carers and supporters for getting involved in the greatest ever drive to reach out to carers in the UK.

Below is a photo documentary to capture the atmosphere of the week, take a look and see if you can see yourself

Monday 9th June  – Take Care of Yourself Day and Information Fair at the Cumberland Hotel

Over 70 carers turned out to receive information from a range of organisation and pampering taster sessions at the Ocean Suite – Cumberland Hotel. The event went down well with everyone.  Nassima Bouguelil, from Westminster, who cares for her 5 year-old autistic daughter said ‘it was a beautiful well organised event, thank you’

Carers pose for a photo

Carers pose for a photo

 

Smelling Good! Lush Cosmetics donated free hand massage

Smelling Good! Lush Cosmetics donated free hand massage

 

Carers enjoy a bite to eat

Carers enjoy a bite to eat

 

Better Care Fund Presentation  – Grosvenor Victoria Casino

On the same day professional and carers were invited to a presentation on the Better Health Carer Fund strategy to integrate health and social care in the community across Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. Presenter and Whole Systems Lead  – Cath Attlee, took questions from the audience after the presentation and offered more help to those with special cases. To find out more about the Better Care Fund please go to https://www.westminster.gov.uk/better-care-fund

Better Care Fund Presentation - Cath Attlee

Better Care Fund Presentation – Cath Attlee

 

Tuesday 10th June Thames Riverboat Cruise,

Carers that had successfully booked onto this circular cruise from Tower Pier all had a wonderful time. Ceri Perkins from Westminster who looks after her son, said ‘I felt the cruise went very well indeed, thank you for a fabulous time’

All Aboard! Some carers posing before setting sail

All Aboard! Some carers posing before setting sail

 

Wednesday 11th June Kew Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens

Carers had the opportunity of touring the grounds of Kew Gardens, enjoying the splendour and beauty of plants from all around the world in full bloom.

Thursday 12 June Kenwood House Guided Tour

Carers were treated to the special ‘highlights tour’ at Kenwood House. Carers got to hear inside stories about the history of the house and gaze at the unique collection of artefacts and antiques that spn across three centuries.

Special treatment! Guided tour around Kenwood House

Special treatment! Guided tour around Kenwood House

 

Carers take in the unique collection of antiques at Kenwood House

Carers take in the unique collection of antiques at Kenwood House

 

Lets frame it!

Lets frame it!

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Great kick-start to Carers Week 2014

Carers, being taken care of.

Carers, being taken care of.

Carers Network had a huge turn out at the first event for Carers Week 2014. We kick started the week with a pampering and health event called ‘Take Care of Yourself Day and Information Fair’. As well as useful information stands, carers from Westminster were treated to taster sessions including, hand therapy courtesy of  Lush Cosmetics, reflexology, head & back massage. Carer and volunteer Phydellis Rochester, whizzed up a range of nutritious and delicious home made smoothies, whilst community therapist Christene Burgess taught carers how to relax and meditate using mindfulness techniques, all within the tranquil surroundings of the prestigious Ocean Room at the Cumberland Hotel. Carers Network would like to thank all the carers in attendance. We’d also like to thank the following people and organisations: Cllr Rachael Robathan, Bernadette Jennings, Westminster Society, Abbey Centre, Westminster IAPT Psychology Service, DWP, Westminster City Council Campaigns Team, North Westminster Drug & Alcohol Service, Westminster Carers Time Bank, Advocacy Plus (Older People Service), Open Age, Nextdoor Project, Spurgeons, Mindfulness Meditation, Macmillian Cancer Care and Munro Health Co-op.