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!

Find out more at their website which features useful information including the local services checklist and a booklet by carers for carers:


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
  • 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


Don’t miss our Carers Rights Day events on Friday 28 November. Find out about local services, support and advice at our many stalls and short talks.
Join us in:
Westminster 10-12pm, The Westminster Archives, 10 St Ann’s Street, London SW1P 2DE – Westminster tube
Hammersmith and Fulham 2-4pm. Dawes Road Hub, 20 Dawes Road, SW6 7EN – Fulham Broadway tube
Please see flyer below for more information!

Flyer 2014


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

Tuesday 16 December 2014, 9.30am – 1pm, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, St James’s, London SW1Y 5AH

Kensington & Chelsea
Thursday 22 January 2015The Tabernacle 34-35 Powis Square, London, W11 2AY




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


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

Westminster Digital Champions is a new service designed to increase levels of digital inclusion in the borough so that everyone feels able and comfortable using technology to communicate, apply for work and manage their finances online. The service uses volunteers, who are trained and provided with training resources, to provide one-to-one support to digitally excluded residents.

Would you like to learn:-

  • Basic IT Skills
  • Intermediate IT skills
  • How to Keep safe online
  • How to Maintain your computer
  • Money Management
  • Internet browsing (food & clothes shopping, holidays, sport, fashion & news)
  • How to create an email account to stay in touch with family or friends (Skype, Facebook, etc…)
  • How to apply for jobs online
  • Apply for jobs seeker allowance online
  • Westminster Digital Champions provide IT Qualifications.

For more information please pop in to their offices at  OneWestminster/ 4 Sutherland Avenue/ London/ W9 2HQ / Email: – ; Or Call: 020 7604 8816 / M: 07436035715

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The Westminster Parent Participation Group (WPPG) is made up of a group of parents of children with disabilities in Westminster.

They meet every Thursday at LDN Living Harrow Road (Opposite Iceland) from 10am – 12pm to share ideas and to inform service providers of services for children with disabilities and special needs about their experiences.

The WPPG membership is for:

  • Parents/carers of Children with learning/and or health problems (0-18)
  • Parents/carers of adults with learning disabilities (18+)

For more information, you can email them at or