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Expert Patients course at MRC – Starts 30th January 2015. Register now!

Migrants Resource Centre is hosting a new Expert Patients 6 week course in January 2015 for people with long term health conditions (be it physical such as diabetes or chronic pain or emotional such as chronic stress and anxiety or depression) – also for carers.

Please note this course has a priority for those who have not already done it at MRC and all participants must be residents of Westminster, K&C or Hammersmith & Fulham OR registered with a GP in these areas.

More information available here: EPP poster MRC 30thJan NEW

 

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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

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Consultation events for people with long-term medical conditions

The local West London NHS Commissioning Groups are holding events for people with long-term conditions like diabetes, dementia, chronic heart disease (CHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); this will help the NHS to design a better way to help people manage their own care.

They are also asking carers, voluntary and community groups, and health and social care professionals to join them.

There is one event in each of the 3 boroughs, but anyone can attend any event.

Free lunch will be provided

Hammersmith & Fulham
Wednesday 19 November 2014, 9.30am – 1pm. St Paul’s Centre, Queen Caroline, London StW6 9PJ
http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/events/events-for-people-with-long-term-medical-conditions-event-1.aspx

Westminster
Tuesday 16 December 2014, 9.30am – 1pm, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St James’s, London SW1Y 5AH
http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/events/events-for-people-with-long-term-medical-conditions-event-2.aspx

Kensington & Chelsea
Thursday 22 January 2015The Tabernacle 34-35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY
http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/events/events-for-people-with-long-term-medical-conditions-event-3.aspx

 

 

 

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Expert Patient Carers FREE Self management Health Course

Expert Patient Carers FREE Self management Health Course

The Expert Patient Service provides self-management courses for people and carers living with long-term health conditions; such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, asthma, high arthritis, blood pressure, cancer, or any other condition.

The course is open to people who live in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and & Chelsea or Westminster (or are registered with a GP in the area)

The course lasts for six weeks, with a weekly meeting of 2.5 hours and covers  healthy lifestyle advice, action planning, managing stress, pain and fatigue, weight management, relaxation techniques and better communication with family and friends and health professionals.

 All participants receive a free self-management book, a certificate of completion and more importantly have the opportunity to meet other people with similar conditions or experiences.

Our next courses is aimed at Carers, living in the above boroughs or registered with a GP in those areas.  Our next courses are at:

Venue: Migrant Refugee Community Forum

2 Thorpe Close

Ladbroke Grove

W10 OAP

Date:   Thursday 29th January 2015

Time:    11.00 – 1.30

Venue: Nubian Life Resource Centre

50 Ellerslie Road

Shepherds Bush

W12 7BW

Date:   Friday 30th January 2015

Time:   11.00 – 1.30

For more information and to register please contact Davendra on 0209 749 8017 or email eps@nubianlife.org.uk

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New autism support group

Brand new tri-borough support group for carers of people with autism spectrum disorders, organised by Carers Network and National Autistic Society West London.

First meeting on Thursday 29th January 2015, 10am – 12pm at North West London Commissioning Support Unit15 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JD

Register your interest with Lydia Hodges at Carers Network on 0208 960 3033 or Lydia.Hodges@carers-network.co.uk