Category Archives: Westminster

Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD)

Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD)

Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) launch the new Bereaved through Alcohol and Drugs (BEAD) website

https://www.beadproject.org.uk/

Bereavement through a loved one’s drug or alcohol use is a devastating, challenging and often isolating experience.

BEAD’s peer support volunteers have had an immense impact improving the emotional wellbeing of a number of individuals bereaved in this way, and this website allows them to broaden the reach of this support, providing a wealth of information and resources to those unsure where to turn or what to do in such a difficult situation.

The website’s features include:

  • Outlining where and how to access appropriate support
  • Helping people through the grieving process  by looking at the emotions one might be experiencing and how to overcome them
  • Providing practical help with the things one will have to deal with a result of their loss
  • Displaying stories and personal experiences
  • Linking to useful resources and relevant organisations

They are confident that this will prove to be a vital tool for individuals bereaved through alcohol or drugs and in need of information and guidance on how to overcome their difficult situation.

The site was designed and developed in close partnership with one of their peer support volunteers who understood the needs of people accessing this service.

They are very happy to hear from you if you had any feedback and suggestions on how they can improve the site.

Westminster ‘City For All’ Plan

Westminster ‘City For All’ Plan

The new leader of Westminster City Council, Nickie Aitkin, has launched her ‘City for All’ plan for 2017-18. The plan draws particular attention to people in need of affordable housing and those claiming benefits. Five new programmes start this year, including a focus on affordable housing and cleaner air. You can read the outline here

Working for Carers Project

Working for Carers Project

The Working for Carers project is funded by the Big Lottery and the European Social Fund to support carers to move into Employment, Education and Volunteering. The programme will cover 32 boroughs, of which Camden Carers will work with unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, living in the boroughs of Westminster, Camden, Kensington and Chelsea,Continue Reading

Help with Home Repairs

Help with Home Repairs

If you are struggling to keep warm in your own home and it’s affecting your health and wellbeing, don’t suffer in silence. Help is available via the Foundations Independent Living Trust (FILT) which delivers grants through its network of handyperson and home improvement agencies (HIA) in England. FILT programmes fund life-changing interventions to make homesContinue Reading

Emergency financial support info on Carers.org

Emergency financial support info on Carers.org

Carers may find that caring increases their expenses and decreases their income. As a result, one in five carers struggles to pay their rent or mortgage. Over a third cannot afford their utility bills and many don’t have enough money if there is an emergency. Turn2us has helped Carers Trust write new information on Carers.orgContinue Reading

Welcome to new Carers Network Trustees

Welcome to new Carers Network Trustees

It’s been great to welcome our new trustees to the Carers Network board this week. They each bring a huge amount of enthusiasm and commitment to our work and a diverse set of experiences. We’re also proud that we’re making progress on ensuring our board reflects the diversity of the communities we work with. OurContinue Reading

Your opinions needed on extra care housing.

Your opinions needed on extra care housing.

The Tri-borough is keen to get your views on future plans for Extra Care Housing across the boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington and Chelsea to ensure that it gives people the best care experience possible. Extra Care Housing provides accommodation plus 24-hour care and support to predominantly older people. It aims to deliverContinue Reading

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