The last 12 months at Carers Network in Hammersmith & Fulham:
In 2015 Carers Network surveyed Hammersmith and Fulham Carers:
- 88% of those surveyed rated our service as excellent or good
- 85% said they would recommend us to others.
42% of the new carers we are now supporting in the borough are from BME (black and minority ethnic) backgrounds.
In 2015 we ran a 6 week Caring With Confidence Course for 8 carers, funded by the Big Lottery.
Carers who attended told us this was a transformative experience. This course is currently being re-run.
The End of Life Carers Project supported 100 additional carers across the boroughs of both Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster.
The year also saw the launch of the H&F Carers Forum.
This is a great opportunity for carers to have their voice heard and to shape the future carer service in the borough.
Across both Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster Carers Network has also just launched a new E-Bulletin which focuses on events, activities, issues and opportunities that will be of interest to carers.
Subscribe to the bulletin here.
In 2015 we raised funds for additional activities including a seaside trip; a weekend trip to Edinburgh for young adult carers; a number of spa days; theatre trips; reflexology treatments and a Christmas dinner for 150 carers.
Carers Network has also gained a number industry quality marks including PQASSO and the Carers Trust Quality Mark as a Centre of Excellence.
We also run the Tri-borough Providers Forum. This forum serves as a way of connecting together all organisations running carers services.
We hope that 2016 will be another year and that we can continue to reach out and provide help and hope to even more carers across Hammersmith & Fulham. If you would like to support us achieve our mission with a donation or are interested in doing any fundraising activity on our behalf please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org