Team CN at Royal Parks Half 2017

Team CN at the 2017 Royal Parks Half raised over £4,500 to support local unpaid carers.

If you’d like to join the team in 2018 Royal Parks Half please email before 30 November 2017.

Registration is free. We just ask that you raise £400 to help us support even more local unpaid carers

To get you in the mood here are some photos from this year’s run:

Team CN’s Ed Bovington who crossed the line in 5th place!

 ‘Flying’ Francis Ngale

Steve salutes the crowd

Blink and you’ll miss her … Sarah at mile 10

Rob steams past at mile 10

Job done!


H&F Carers Forum: Fri 27 Jan, 1.30pm

The next H&F Carers Forum will be on Friday 27 January 2017 at 1.30pm-3.30pm at Bishop Creighton House, 374-380 Lillie Rd, SW6 7PH

Download the agenda here

The minutes from the last H&F Carers Forum held on 28/10/2016 can be downloaded here

We need to raise another £250 by Monday 14 Dec!

There are only 5 days left of our crowdfunding campaign! 

Time is running out and although we have so far done really well in raising £2,250 from 73 donors, we still need £250 to reach our goal in order to help 50 carers share skills in our unique Time Bank.

Here is the link to our project to read more about our work and to make a donation:


If we reach the baseline target of £2,500 from 50 donors by 19 December we will earn a permanent spot on GlobalGiving UK and become a part of the GlobalGiving network, which means we can access grants, trust fund money and training for our organisation – all for free!

Unfortunately, though, we can’t do this without your support. Please take these last few days to support our project which is online here:

In addition to making a donation, it would be amazing if you could help us by also spreading the word. If you can share this with your closest family or friends who you think would also be interested in helping us expand the Carers Time Bank that would be amazing, if they also donated to us we would definitely reach our target before 2pm on Monday 14 December!

Thank you for your continued support and effort, we hope we can share the successes of our project with you in the near future once we reach our goal.

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Life After Stroke Awards

The Life After Stroke Awards recognise and celebrate journeys of immense courage and determination by stroke survivors and carers.

The awards also recognise the compassion and unfailing commitment of individuals and organisations to rebuilding lives that have been affected by stroke.

The Life After Stroke Awards ceremony will be held in London at a prestigious venue in the Autumn 2017.

Those chosen to receive an award will win a trip to stay in central London and will attend the award ceremony on the day to accept their award from a celebrity supporter of the Stroke Association.

One of the categories is the ‘Carer’s Award’  that is for a person who has demonstrated continued commitment to caring by providing personal, practical and emotional support for a stroke survivor.

There are also other categories including:

  • Courage Awards
  • Creative Arts Award
  • Professional Excellence Award
  • Stroke Association Award for Volunteering
  • Stroke Group Award
  • Fundraiser of the Year Award

Nominations for the awards are now open and all the information about ‘how to nominate’ can be found by visiting

NHS England’s free patient and public voice training

NHS England’s free patient and public voice training.

The training is aimed at members of the public and patients who are working with London Clinical Commissioning Groups and / or are members of their Patient Participation Group.

The training takes place at different venues across London. The course is usually run as one full day of training (10am – 4pm) either on a weekday or a Saturday.

There is also the option of undertaking the training over two shorter evening sessions (6pm – 8.30pm).

To sign up and express your interest in the course, please visit the following link:

Download a leaflet with further information here