Carers Network have arranged for a Will Writing Session to be delivered by H&F Citizens Advice.

This will be a practical down-to-earth session that will debunk some of the myths around Will writing and help you to understand the process.

When: Thursday 17th March 2016, 11.00am – 12.30pm
Where: Bishop Creighton House, 374-380 Lillie Road, SW6 7PH

Places are limited, so please call us at Carers Network to book your place on: 0207 386 9417, or email: francis@carers-network.co.uk

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FREE classes on English with computer plus health messages.

Queen’s Park Library, Fridays: 10am

Westminster libraries are running these sessions in partnership with MIDAYE with input from Westminster Adult Education Service.

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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 info@carers-network.co.uk

Find out about more of our H&F services here and visit our events calendar here.

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Carers Time Bank Training

Are you a member of the Carers Time Bank?

If so, come along to this training session and find out how you can benefit from being a member:

When: Friday 12 February 2016,  10.30am –  3.30pm

Where: The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, W10 4JL

Lunch will be provided.

Places are limited, so please RSVP by replying to this email or calling 020 8960 3033

Are you a member of the Carers Time Bank?

If so, come along to this training session and find out how you can benefit from being a member:

When: Friday 12 February 2016,  10.30am –  3.30pm

Where: The Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, W10 4JL

Lunch will be provided.

Places are limited, so please RSVP by calling 020 8960 3033 or emailing info@carers-network.co.uk if you’d like to attend.

Carers Network is hosting two sets of training for carers in Westminster to raise awareness about changes in the NHS and how the new systems will look like nationally and locally.

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Recovery Hub

 

 

The Recovery Hub will be running a new Hammersmith & Fulham Carer Training Programme commencing on Friday 22 January 2016, from 11am-2pm at St Paul’s Training Centre, Queen Caroline St, Hammersmith W6 9PJ

The training next term will be in Hammersmith but is open to carers from other boroughs.

This is a seven week programme for Carers of people with mental health problems such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder & depression covering:

1. Overview of mental health problems, early warning signs and recovery
2. Medication and other treatments available
3. Enhancing communication with loved ones
4. Carers’ rights and the mental health system maze
5. Problems in caring and how to tackle them
6. Issues with drugs and alcohol and an overview of motivational interviewing
7. Promoting your own recovery and well-being

If you would like more information or to book a place on this training, please contact Alison Hoble at the Recovery College on 020 8483 1456 / Alison.Hoble@wlmht.nhs.uk