Events

Carers Week Programme for Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster carers

4From 9th  – 15th June

As part of Carers Week Quest, Carers Network and Westminster City Council have organised a week long programme of free events and activities for carers, including guided tours to places of interest, information stands, talks for professionals and information & pampering events.

To reserve your place please call Carers Network on 020 8960 3033 or email info@carers-network.co.uk

Bookable activities operate on a first come, first served basis and are only open to carers in Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster. Once registered you will receive either a email notification or letter in the post with details about the activities you have booked including maps, meeting times and ways to get there. Trained volunteers will be available on excursions to places of interest and will provide a visible presence for support.

 

Monday 9th June

Westminster Carers only
Take Care of Yourself Day and Information Fair

Start time: 11.30 – 2.30pm

The ‘market –styled’ event will host a number of health and social care statutory services, charities and commercial enterprises beneficial to carers. Carers will have the opportunity to experience taster sessions, demonstrations as well as speaking to providers for vital caring information and advice.

Venue: Great Cumberland Place London W1H 7DL – Ocean Room

Getting there by tube: Take the Central line to Marble Arch Station. Turn right out of the station, then almost immediately right again into Great Cumberland Place; The Cumberland Hotel will be on your right.

Getting there by bus:  Bus Routes: 3, 6, 8, 10, 12, 13, 15, 23, 25, 53, 73, 88, 94, 98, 113, 137, 139 & 159.

 

Open to Westminster Carers
Carer Health Event

12.30pm – 2.30pm

Carers can receive information around healthy eating, fitness and disease prevention at this health event for carers. The information event is organised by Kate Gielgud, Health Information Co-ordinator for Westminster Libraries

Venue address: Queen’s Park Library 666 Harrow Road London W10 4NE

Getting there by tube: Nearest train station: Kensal Rise (Overground) or Kensal Green (Bakerloo line)

How to get there by bus: Bus routes 18, 28, 52 and 316

 

Open to Hammersmith  & Fulham and Westminster carers
Presentation on the future of health and social care by Westminster City Council

4 – 5.30pm

Carers and professionals are welcome to attend a presentation on the recently developed Tri – borough Better Care Plan Fund, which sets out a more integrated approach to health and social care services across the three boroughs of Westminster, Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea and at the London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham. Presenter: Cath Atlee – Whole Systems lead for the Tri –borough

Venue: Grosvenor Victoria Casino, V.I.P Room, 150 – 162 Edgware Road, London, W2 2DT,

Getting there by Tube: Get the Bakerloo Line to Edgware Road. Come out the station and turn left and take the fifth turning on left for Harrowby Road. Similarly if you take the District or Circle line to Edgware Road Station, turn right and walk to Edgware Road and then turn left at Edgware Road and take the fourth turning for Harrowby Road.

Getting there by bus: Routes 6, 15, 16, 18, 23, 27, 36, 98, 205 and 414

 

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Tuesday 10th June

Open to Hammersmith  & Fulham and Westminster carers
Thames River City Cruise from Tower Pier

Cruise time: 12 – 12:45pm

Probably the most popular stop-off point on the City Cruises sightseeing tour. Tower Pier is perfect for anyone wishing to explore two of London’s most famous attractions. This pier is also the best placed for further travel through the City of London – the capital’s main financial district and its original historic heart. The tour comes with an audible guide in several European languages.

Meeting place: Tower Hill (District line) entrance

Meeting time: 11.30am. Followed by a 5mins walk to Tower Pier.

Getting there by bus: bus routes 15, 42, 78, 100, RV1

Boarding time: The latest carers can board the liner is 11:50am; there will be no admission after this time.

Set sail from: 12.00pm

Returns at: 12.45pm

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Wednesday 11th June

Open to Hammersmith  & Fulham and Westminster carers
Kew Gardens visit

Meeting time: 10.30am

Visit time: 11am – 1pm

Kew Gardens is world famous for its historic glasshouses, magnificent vistas and precious specimen trees, not to mention royal buildings, the Pagoda, beautiful woods and great places for children to have fun. This is a self guided tour around the botanical gardens; carers will have no admittance into special exhibit areas requiring payment
Venue address: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB

Meeting place: Victoria entrance gate (400 meters from the Kew Gardens Station,Exit the station past the parade of shops, cross Sandycombe Road at the zebra crossing and walk down Lichfield Road (opposite) to reach Victoria Gate). Adjacent to the Victoria Gate is the Victoria Plaza which has a shop, cafe and toilet facilities

Getting there by tube: Kew Gardens Station (District Line – Richmond branch and London Overground) is the closest London Underground station, and is in zone 3

Getting there by train: Train services (South West Trains) from Waterloo, via Vauxhall and Clapham Junction, stop at Kew Bridge Station

Getting there by bus: Route 65 between Ealing Broadway and Kingston, via Richmond town centre, stops close to Lion Gate and Victoria Gate. Route 391 between Fulham and Richmond stops near Kew Gardens station. Routes 237 and 267 stop at Kew Bridge station.

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Thursday 12th June

Open to carers in Open to Hammersmith  & Fulham and Westminster carers
St. Paul’s Cathedral

 Meeting time: 10.45pm

Tour time: 11am – 12pm

St Paul’s Cathedral, London, is a Church of England cathedral, the seat of the Bishop of London and mother church of the Diocese of London. It sits at the top of Ludgate Hill, the highest point in the City of London. St. Paul’s Cathedral has donated 40 complimentary tickets for an guided introductory tour of the cathedral.
Venue address: St. Paul’s Churchyard, London EC4M 8AD

Meeting place: Entrance stairs to St. Paul’s Cathedral

Getting there by bus: Bus Routes: 4, 11, 15, 23, 25, 26, 100 and 242

Getting there by tube: The nearest Underground station is St Paul’s on the Central Line (2 minute walk). Mansion House, Cannon Street and Blackfriars stations on the District and Circle Lines are also within walking distance. Please contact London Transport for information about the closest station to the cathedral with wheelchair access.

Getting there by train: The major local over-ground stations are London Bridge (20 minute walk), Cannon Street (8 minute walk), and Blackfriars (5 minute walk).
Open to Hammersmith  & Fulham and Westminster carers
Kenwood House – Highlights Guided Tour

Meeting time: 2.45am

Tour time: 3pm

Kenwood House is a former stately home, in Hampstead, London, on the northern boundary of Hampstead Heath. It is managed by English Heritage, and normally opens to the public. The house was closed for major renovations from 2012 until late 2013. Carers can enjoy the ‘Highlights Guided Tour’ which shows off the best collections of artworks and furnishings.
Venue address: Kenwood House, Hampstead Lane, Hampstead – NW3 7JR

Meeting place: Main entrance to Kenwood House

Getting there by tube: Golders Green or Archway then bus 210

Getting there by train: Gospel Oak or Hampstead Heath

Getting there by bus: TfL 210 (also bus H3 passes within a short walk

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Friday 13th June

Open to Hammersmith  & Fulham and Westminster carers
Wallace Collection – Tour and Tea

Meeting time: 11.00am

Tour time:11.30am

The Wallace Collection is a national museum in an historic London town house. In 25 galleries are unsurpassed displays of French 18th century painting, furniture and porcelain with superb Old Master paintings and a world class armoury. The Wallace Collection tour includes a tour of the main galleries and refreshments
Venue Address: The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN

Meeting place: Main entrance of Hertford House

Getting there by tube: The nearest tubes are Bond Street (Central & Jubilee Lines) and Baker Street (Circle, District, Hammersmith & City, Jubilee and Metropolitan Lines); Oxford Circus (Bakerloo, Central, Victoria Lines) is a 10-15 minute walk.

Getting there by bus: Routes 2, 10, 12, 13, 30, 74, 82, 94, 113, 137 and 274 all stop nearby.

Getting there train:  Marylebone Rail Station is approximately a 10-15 minute walk.

Westminster carers only
Houses of Parliament Guided Tour

Meeting time: 11am

Tour time: 11.25pm – 12.40pm

The tour includes the route taken by the Queen at State Opening of Parliament; from the Queen’s Robing Room, through the Royal Gallery and Prince’s Chamber, into the majestic Lords Chamber.

Tours then move on through Central Lobby, Members’ Lobby and one of the voting lobbies before entering the Commons Chamber, scene of many lively debates.

Passing through St Stephen’s Hall, the tours end in 900 year old Westminster Hall. This is where Guy Fawkes and King Charles I were tried and where Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama addressed Parliament in more recent years

Venue address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Meeting Place: Westminster Tube station Big Ben exit

Getting there by bus: Routes: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 77A, 211, 453, 88, 109, 159, 184 and 511

Getting there by tube: Westminster Station (District, Circle or Jubilee lines)

Getting there by train: Victoria, Charing Cross & Waterloo – Approximately 20 minutes walk
Hammersmith and Fulham carers only
House of Parliament Tour

Meeting time: 12pm

Tour time: 12.25pm – 1.45pm

The tour includes the route taken by the Queen at State Opening of Parliament; from the Queen’s Robing Room, through the Royal Gallery and Prince’s Chamber, into the majestic Lords Chamber.

Tours then move on through Central Lobby, Members’ Lobby and one of the voting lobbies before entering the Commons Chamber, scene of many lively debates.

Passing through St Stephen’s Hall, the tours end in 900 year old Westminster Hall. This is where Guy Fawkes and King Charles I were tried and where Nelson Mandela and Barack Obama addressed Parliament in more recent years
Venue address: Westminster, London SW1A 0AA

Meeting Place: Westminster Tube station Big Ben exit

Getting there by bus: Routes: 3, 11, 12, 24, 53, 77A, 211, 453, 88, 109, 159, 184 and 511

Getting there by tube: Westminster Station (District, Circle or Jubilee lines)

Getting there by train: Victoria, Charing Cross & Waterloo – Approximately 20 minutes walk
For Hammersmith Carer only
Take Care of Yourself Day and Information Fair

Start time: 11.30 – 2.30pm

event will host a number of health and social care statutory services, charities and commercial enterprises beneficial to carers. Carers will have the opportunity to experience taster sessions, demonstrations as well as speaking to providers for vital caring information and advice.

Venue address: St Paul’s Church, Queen Caroline St. London W6 9PJ

Getting there by tube: The nearest station is Hammersmith, which is on the District, Piccadilly, Circle and Hammersmith & City lines.

Getting there by bus: Bus: Routes 9, 10, 27, 33, 72, 190, 209, 211, 220, 266, 267, 283, 295, 391, 419, 485, H91

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Saturday 14th June

Open to Hammersmith  & Fulham and Westminster carers
Carers Information Event

 Event time:10am  – 4pm

Chelsea and Westminster Hospital have organised a carers information and advice event on services and support available from the hospital and local partnerships. Carers Network will be there to talk about what support is available to carers

Venue address: Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, 369 Fulham Road, London, SW10 9NH

Getting there by bus: Bus routes: 14, 414, 211, 11, 22, 328 and C3

 Getting there by tube/train:

Fulham Broadway—District Line

Earls Court—Piccadilly and District Lines

South Kensington—Piccadilly, District and Circle Lines

Gloucester Road—Piccadilly, District and Circle Lines

 

There are lots of ways that you can get involved and support the Carers Week Quest. Small acts that can make a big difference to carers include:

  • Get involved with local activities and volunteer to help promote services and support available.
  • Make use of your social networks in your community and also online. Help us promote Carers Week by sharing information on Facebook and Twitter and promoting it in your community.
  • Write to your local politician about the importance of supporting carers and ask them to support the Carers Week Quest.
  • Write to your local newspaper about the importance of supporting carers and carers accessing support.
  • Check how aware the services you use are of carers and the support available local

 

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