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“Caring Matters” Newsletter – Winter 2017 edition

Posted / Updated: 03/12/2017 | Categorised: ,

News Page - Logo - BCC 80 xIf you are registered with us you will shortly be receiving your copy of our latest “Caring Matters” Newsletter (Winter 2017 edition).  In the meantime you can view an electronic copy by clicking here.

Features include:

    • our NEW Carers Discount Scheme;
    • a message from Anne-Marie, our Chief Executive;
    • an invite to our Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 13 December;
    • news on our carers services (including our young carers); and
    • details of our Carers Advice Clinics, Carers Support Groups, and other activities and events.

For up-to-date details of all forthcoming meetings, support groups, carer training seminars, etc. (including details of our Carers Week events) have a look at our Events page.

For up-to-date contact telephone numbers, email address and other details of services available to Brent carers have a look at our Carers Services Directory.

Addendum to Newsletter

Please note the following updates to the latest Newsletter:

  • Page 3: the NEW “Sudbury Carers Coffee and Chat” Support Group will begin in the New Year, and will meet between 2.30pm and 4pm.  Click here for more details.
  • Page 8: the Young Carers “Pizza Making” activity will take place on 14 February between 9.45am and 2pm.  Click here for more details.
  • Page 8: the Young Carers “Peer Support & BYC Stars Forum” activity has been moved to 27 January.  Click here for more details.
  • Page 8: the “Sleeping Well Workshop” will take place on 9 April.  Click here for more details.

Carers say thank you !

Posted / Updated: 01/12/2017 | Categorised:

Click here to see some interviews with family carers on their experiences of the support they received from Brent Carers Centre.  We thank them for their feedback.

Have you had your free NHS flu jab ?

Posted / Updated: 01/12/2017 | Categorised:

If you care for an older or disabled person who would be at risk if you were ill you may be able to get a free NHS flu jab. You can also get one if you are in receipt of Carer’s Allowance.

The person you care for may also be able to get a free NHS flu vaccination. Perhaps you could get your jabs at the same time. For further information click here.

Care homes warned over unfair charges

Posted / Updated: 30/11/2017 | Categorised:

The Competition and Market Authority found some homes had applied large upfront costs and charged families for weeks after their relatives had died. They also highlighted how those paying for themselves were charged much more than council-funded residents. To read more click here.

Four ways carers told us they can be better supported

Posted / Updated: 24/11/2017 | Categorised:

In the next 20 years, it is anticipated that over 9m people will become an unpaid carer and offer support for a loved one or friend. It is vital that these carers get the help they need to look after themselves and others.

Over half of the Healthwatch network have spoken to carers to understand their experiences. We look at what one Healthwatch in Hampshire heard from over 200 carers about how they could be better supported. To find out the four things these carers identified click here.