The new Carers Network Newsletters are out now and can be downloaded below:

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM NEWSLETTER – FEB 2015

WESTMINSTER NEWSLETTER – FEB 2015

We hope you find them an enjoyable and informative read.

Please contact us as soon as possible If you would like to attend any of our events or training advertised within to avoid disappointment – since places tend to fill quickly.
email: info@carers-network.co.uk
t: 020 8960 3033 / 020 7386 9417

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TAKING CARE OF YOUR FUTURE

Planning for the Last Years of Life Workshop for Unpaid Carers

Be ready for it!

By planning ahead we can ensure other people know our cared-for person’s wishes and can hopefully face the end of life with peace of mind and empowered spirit

Five things to do:

  • Planning future care (Advance Care)
  • Writing a Will
  • Recording funeral wishes
  • Organising a Power of Attorney

Discussing wishes with GP and relatives

The Workshop will explore:

  • The challenge & benefit of talking about death and dying with families, those we care for and health and social care professionals;
  • Planning for your future care and completing advance care plans;
  • Information about the benefits of writing a Will;
  • Information about Powers of Attorney

Open to Carers looking after residents of:

WESTMINSTER
WHEN:      Wednesday 25 March 2015, 11:15 – 1:45 PM
WHERE:     Beethoven Centre, Third Avenue, W10 4JL

HAMMERSMITH & FULHAM
WHEN:       Thursday 2 April 2015, 11:15 – 1:45 PM
WHERE: Bishop Creighton House, 378 Lillie Road, SW6 7PH

Places are limited, so please phone us at Carers Network to book on: 020 8960 3033 or email: info@carers-network.co.uk

The Abbey Community Centre & Association Carers Monthly Support Meeting
Wednesday 25th February,  between 12:30-2:30pm at the Abbey Centre.

Including a talk from Breathe Easy Westminster, wellbeing therapies and healthy refreshments will be provided.

For further information please click on this link to see a flyer: https://flic.kr/p/r7mD4p.

Westminster Mind and Sanctuary Housing Association are holding a ‘Spring into health, happiness & wellbeing’ event:

Date:               Thursday 5th March 2015

Time:               11 am – 4pm

Venue:             Churchill Gardens Community Centre, Lupus Street, SW1V 3AL

Information & advice, crafts workshops, health check-up, mini make-overs & massage, wellbeing & staying healthy, children’s entertainment & face painting,  coffee morning & afternoon tea and more will be provided.

For further information please see this flyer: Spring into health, happiness & wellbeing

Thanks to all who joined us for our fantastic Carers Action Day on 18 February. More than 75 carers were there to hear from our excellent speakers about what the Care Act will mean to them. We heard from Dame Phillippa Russell of the National Standing Committee on Carers, Liz Bruce Executive Director of Adult Social Care in the Tri-Borough and Ben Cavanagh Policy and Public Affairs Manager from Carers Trust.

If you missed the event you can catch up with what they had to say in the presentations, here.

Carers Network will be keeping you updated as we find out more about the Care Act and what it will mean in Hammersmith & Fulham and in Westminster. Please check back on our website in March and April for the latest news.

North West London CCG
North West London Collaboration of Clinical Commissioning Groups call on all users of NHS Wheelchair Services and their parents/carers. Help us to redesign your Wheelchair Services

Come and tell us what you think

If you wish to take part it is important to register.

If you live in the Brent, Barnet, Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster, Ealing, Hammersmith, Fulham or Hounslow areas, phone Deborrah on 0203 350 4150 or email clcgg.plannedcare@nhs.net for more information and to register.

A map can be provided if required and your travel costs will be reimbursed.

When: Wednesday 18th March 2015

Time: 11am (registration from 10:30am) to 2pm.

Refreshments and lunch will be provided.

Making our charity and life for carers even better

Carers Network’s new three year strategy launches today at Carers Action Day.

The strategy sets out the charity’s plans up to 2018 and our vision: every unpaid carer in the areas in which we operate is recognised and leads a healthy fulfilling life with control over their caring role.

Thank you to all the carers and staff who helped us to shape our strategy and we look forward to working with you all to achieve our vision over the next three years.

Take a look at our strategy CNStrategy2015_Final