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Carers Rights Day Events

Carers Rights Day Slider New2jpgCarers Network welcomed 64 carers from across Hammersmith and Fulham and Westminster to our twin Carers Rights Day events on 28 November. ‘Know your rights’ was the theme of this year’s national day and carers had chance to talk to experts at stalls ranging from DWP to local community support projects. A series of short talks gave carers the lowdown on avoiding fraud and scams, support with managing budgeting and debt, advice on benefits entitlement and where to get local information. Carers also enjoyed meeting other carers and taster sessions of massage and reflexology.

Carers told us in their own words:

Very helpful and important

Very nice and sociable

Everyone was friendly, especially the Carers Network team

The event was very informative

Some carers wanted these events to happen more often, we also heard requests to hold events in different places. We try to vary locations and will choose different venues next year to make it easier for other carers to attend. Thank you all for attending and for your helpful feedback!



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Everyday First Aid for Carers

Everyday First Aid for Carers

Would you know what to do?

This practical, bespoke course delivered by the British Red Cross will focus on skills most relevant to carers, including dealing with:
 Seizures
 Choking
 Head injuries
 Unconsciousness
 Burns

Hammersmith & Fulham:
Tuesday 20th January 2015, 1pm – 3pm
At: Bishop Crighton House, Lillie Road, SW6 7PH

Thursday 22nd January 2015, 2pm – 4pm
At: Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, W10 4JL

Please call us at Carers Network to book your place:
Hammersmith and Fulham 0207 386 9417 | Westminster 0208 960 3033
Or email: info@carers-network.org.uk

First Aid flyer Jan2015

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Better lives for people with Learning Disabilities

There is a morning event to speak to commissioner Peter Beard about the support people with a learning disability receive.

The North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups want to know what you think about the support that you get.

Come and tell Peter what you think.

When: Monday 24 November
Time: 10:30am to 1pm
Where: London Lighthouse, 111-117 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QT

For more information phone Peter on 0203 350 4352

Lunch provided.


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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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The Carers Call To Action – Sign Up Now!

The Carers’ Call to Action

Championing better support and recognition of carers of people with Dementia

Leading charities, public bodies and private providers have come together to issue a call to transform the lives of families and friends caring for people with dementia, with the aim to transform the lives of 550,000 family carers of people with dementia in England today.

Sign their pledge as an individual or organisation now! www.dementiaaction.org.uk/carerssignup

Find out more at their website which features useful information including the local services checklist and a booklet by carers for carers: www.dementiaaction.org.uk/carers

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Carer Representation on West London Mental Health Transformation Board


West London Mental Health are looking for one carer representative and one alternate from local services (adult) to sit on the Transformation Board.

The Transformation Board meets at Armstrong Way every 6 weeks and they we would like to have representatives in place for the next meeting on Fri 5 December 2014.

“The West London Transformation Board is an integrated Board, comprising CCG clinical and commissioning leads, WLMHT clinical and management leads, Local Authority representatives, Service Users and Carers, Third Sector representatives, NWL Strategy and Transformation representatives and Trust Staff.  There are work streams that report to the Transformation Board that are responsible for ensuring that the changes are implemented. 

 A role of the Transformation Board is to oversee and support delivery of the Work Stream Delivery Groups’ (WSDG) agendas and action plans.”

Please see this revised Transformation Board  information, role and expression of interest form.
Download here: Transformation Board information, role and expression of interest form.

If you are interested in this opportunity please see process below:-  

  • Returned expression of interest form  to Flippa via Alma, by 24 Nov (attached page 6 and 7 of information) address below or email alma.hector@wlmht.nhs.uk
  • Informal Interviews 28 November at Armstrong Way: 2pm to 4pm individuals to be contacted to agree a convenient slot to meet
  • Carer rep to sit on 5 Dec Transformation Board

Dates of Transformation Board Meetings: All meetings are at Armstrong Way

•             Fri 5 Dec – 9.00 to 10.45 White room A and B