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

The local West London NHS Commissioning Groups are holding events for people with long-term conditions like diabetes, dementia, chronic heart disease (CHD) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD); this will help the NHS to design a better way to help people manage their own care.

They are also asking carers, voluntary and community groups, and health and social care professionals to join them.

There is one event in each of the 3 boroughs, but anyone can attend any event.

Free lunch will be provided

Hammersmith & Fulham
Wednesday 19 November 2014, 9.30am – 1pm. St Paul’s Centre, Queen Caroline, London StW6 9PJ
http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/events/events-for-people-with-long-term-medical-conditions-event-1.aspx

Westminster
Tuesday 16 December 2014, 9.30am – 1pm, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St James’s, London SW1Y 5AH
http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/events/events-for-people-with-long-term-medical-conditions-event-2.aspx

Kensington & Chelsea
Thursday 22 January 2015The Tabernacle 34-35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY
http://www.peoplefirstinfo.org.uk/events/events-for-people-with-long-term-medical-conditions-event-3.aspx

 

 

 

Expert Patient Carers FREE Self management Health Course

The Expert Patient Service provides self-management courses for people and carers living with long-term health conditions; such as heart disease, diabetes, depression, asthma, high arthritis, blood pressure, cancer, or any other condition.

The course is open to people who live in Hammersmith and Fulham, Kensington and & Chelsea or Westminster (or are registered with a GP in the area)

The course lasts for six weeks, with a weekly meeting of 2.5 hours and covers  healthy lifestyle advice, action planning, managing stress, pain and fatigue, weight management, relaxation techniques and better communication with family and friends and health professionals.

 All participants receive a free self-management book, a certificate of completion and more importantly have the opportunity to meet other people with similar conditions or experiences.

Our next courses is aimed at Carers, living in the above boroughs or registered with a GP in those areas.  Our next courses are at:

Venue: Migrant Refugee Community Forum

2 Thorpe Close

Ladbroke Grove

W10 OAP

Date:   Thursday 29th January 2015

Time:    11.00 – 1.30

Venue: Nubian Life Resource Centre

50 Ellerslie Road

Shepherds Bush

W12 7BW

Date:   Friday 30th January 2015

Time:   11.00 – 1.30

For more information and to register please contact Davendra on 0209 749 8017 or email eps@nubianlife.org.uk