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Mental Health Awareness Event

Mental Health Awareness Event for Kensington and Chelsea and Queen’s Park and Paddington residents

Wednesday 26 April, 12pm – 4.30pm at Tabernacle W11 2AY


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State of Caring Survey 2017

Finding out the truth about carers’ lives.

Share your experience of what it’s like being a Carer in 2017.

Through the evidence Carers UK gather from their State of Caring survey they can push for change.

In the biggest survey of its kind of carers in the UK, the data they collect paints a real picture of the life carers lead.

You can complete the survey here

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Carers Network recruiting for the role of Chief Executive

Building on our success

For 25 years Carers Network has supported carers in Westminster. We have grown significantly in the past three years and now have responsibility for providing services in three London Boroughs and the City. Our income comes from a range of sources, in addition to the local authorities where we provide services. In 2016 it was £912,000. We currently have 19 full and part-time staff.

We provide information, advice, case work and support, social events, and break schemes. We ensure carers are involved in making decisions about all aspects of their caring role.

We now need a dynamic, entrepreneurial and charismatic leader to take our charity to the next stage of its development. Someone who is passionate about helping carers in London. If you think this is you, then we’d love to hear from you.

Chief Executive £55,000 to £60,000 depending upon experience

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead the further expansion and development of Carers Network focussed on the needs of carers
  • Develop and implement a strategy to diversify and increase our funding revenue
  • Maximise the use of volunteers and harness the talents of our hardworking permanent team of staff
  • Grow Carers Network’s profile, reputation and voice amongst stakeholders
  • Maintain and develop excellent relationships with funders

You will need to:

  • Have experience of leadership
  • Have a good understanding of working with the public sector
  • Ensure services are driven by the needs of carers
  • Raise the positive external profile of Carers Network
  • Be an effective communicator
  • Be an experienced and effective networker
  • Quickly build relationships with a range of service users and senior stakeholders
  • Have proven and successful experience of applying for funding
  • Develop and manage our budgets competently.


To apply please download our Chief Executive information pack here

or contact us directly on the details below:
T: 0208 960 3033

Closing date for all applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 26 April 2017

Interviews will be held on Friday, 12 May 2017

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises and celebrates diversity

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Have Your Say – New Healthy Lifestyle Service

Have you accessed a healthy lifestyle service?

The Three Borough Public Health team want to hear your views on how they can deliver a new integrated service for adults to help residents keep healthy and prevent ill-health.

This will support residents to make positive changes such as:

  • Eat Well
  • Move More
  • Be Smoke Free
  • Stress Less

To help shape the new service, take their short survey here

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Standing Together: Tackling Loneliness

What is Standing Together and who is it helping?

The Mental Health Foundation’s Standing Together Project aims to improve the emotional health and community connections of older people living in supported housing, as well as to reduce loneliness and isolation.

From late summer 2015, project staff have been facilitating weekly self-help groups for periods of six months, in retirement and extra care housing settings. The groups are for tenants who are experiencing memory loss, mental health issues, learning disabilities, and experience significant loneliness. The research team at the Foundation is evaluating the project. Funded by the Big Lottery for three years, it’s planned to facilitate up to 25 groups in four cohorts; building on our self-help and dementia pilot project.

This project is a partnership between the Mental Health Foundation and Housing & Care 21, a UK housing organisation providing social housing and support to people in later life, including people with dementia. They also now have a new partner in Notting Hill Housing.

Find out more information here

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European Patient Ambassador Programme

The European Patient Ambassador Program (EPAP) is a free online programme that will introduce you to some of the skills and knowledge you may need to represent yourself or others successfully.

You will be able join an online community of ambassadors where you can discuss shared experiences and receive information on opportunities to influence healthcare activities.

Being a patient representative and speaking up for people with your condition, or the condition of the person you care, for can make a huge difference to how healthcare is delivered in the future.

Find out more here: https://www.epaponline.org/

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Singing for the Brain

Singing for the Brain sessions in Kensington start on 16th May and run every Tuesday for 12 weeks (except 11th July) at St. Peter’s Church Kensington Park Road, W11 2PN (Opposite Stanley Gardens) from 3pm – 5pm.

People with dementia and their carers from Hammersmith & Fulham, Westminster and Kensington & Chelsea are welcome to come.

Hidden in the fun are activities which build on the well-known preserved memory for song and music in the brain.

For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact Alzheimer’s Society:
Tel: 020 7561 4820
Email: islington@alzheimers.org.uk