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November 2017 edition of our Caring4Carers e-Newsletter

Posted / Updated: 30/10/2017 | Categorised: ,

News Page - Logo - BCC 80 xWelcome to the November 2017 edition of our monthly Caring4Carers e-Newsletter.  You will find lots of relevant and up-to-date information and news, including the following:

  • Details of our Carers Rights Day event on Friday 24 November 2017
  • Opportunity for Parent Carers to become involved in 4 important working groups
  • Opportunity to become involved in NHS Brent’s “Patient and Public Engagement Committee”
  • We are looking for Young Carer Sessional Workers, and Volunteers.

Have you had your free flu jab ?

Posted / Updated: 23/10/2017 | Categorised:

NHS and public health leads have launched a major campaign to encourage those aged 65 and over and others to have their flu vaccinations.  The vaccination is free for people at risk and others (including family carers).  To read more click here.

Help shape the values of Brent Council Adult Social Care

Posted / Updated: 27/09/2017 | Categorised:

News Page - Logo - BCC 80 xBrent Council are developing the values for their Adult Social Care staff to work towards, and they are looking for your feedback. Brent Council would really value the input of carers who use their services in agreeing these.

The survey only consists of 3 questions, can be completed anonymously and should only take 5 minutes to complete.

To take part you can do so online via the following link: Brent Council’s ASC Values Survey.  Alternatively you can download the survey in Microsoft Word by clicking here, complete it and email it to the address stated.  For further information on the survey please contact Brent Council on 020 8937 6257.

People affected by young onset dementia invited to take survey on the support available to them

Posted / Updated: 05/09/2017 | Categorised:

The Angela Project is a research project investigating the services and support systems currently open to younger people living with dementia, and their families and carers. If you received a diagnosis of dementia before age 65 or if you are supporting someone who did, and you are interested in taking part in the survey click here for more details.

Currently, many younger people living with dementia in the UK receive limited services and support. The Angela Project wants to understand how to improve support for younger people with dementia, as well as for their families and carers. Drawing from this research, they will produce information and guidance on best practice in diagnosis and post diagnostic support, which can inform others who seek to develop effective services.

What should you expect from home care services ?

Posted / Updated: 29/08/2017 | Categorised:

The number of people – especially elderly individuals – being helped and supported to live independently at home is increasing. With so many organisations offering home care services, it can be difficult to decide which one to use and what you should expect. The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has published a guide for older people who arrange their own home care.

The guide includes things you should expect from a good home care service. To find out more click here.