Increased mental health support for mums in Brent
NHS North West London has been awarded £600k by NHS England to increase mental health support for new and expectant mums over the next year. The money means that more women in Brent will have access to mental health support during and after pregnancy. To read more click here.
Job Vacancy: P/T Fundraising Manager
This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, proactive and driven individual to join a small, motivated and growing charity, in Brent. This new post requires an experienced and competent Fundraising Manager to enable the charity to continue to grow its financial sustainability.
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Care Free Breaks
Brent Carers Centre is now a member of the Care Free Breaks Scheme. Carefreebreaks provides short breaks for unpaid carers (such as family carers) in hotels and holiday cottages provided free-of-charge by owners during the low season.
To take advantage of the offer carers must be aged 21 and over. They must also be able to pay for their travel costs to the location, and have money for food, etc. when they are there.
Carers need to be caring for 35+ hours per week. Carers will not be financially assessed.
Carers can take a friend or partner with them on the break – but unfortunately not the person they care for.
Carefreebreaks have hotels/cottages around the UK but the ones closest to London are:
- Southend where they get bed breakfast and evening meal for 3 or 7 nights; and
- Newmarket, Suffolk where the carer and +1 will get bed and breakfast for 3 or 7 nights.
Breaks are currently available between now and the end of June 2018.
Carers may be ask for a voluntary contribution of £25 from each person. To find our more or to be prioritised for a free break, please Contact Us.
Brent Carers Centre nominated in the NHS 70 Parliamentary Awards
Our local MP for Brent Central, Dawn Butler, has nominated us for the Care & Compassion Award in the NHS 70 Parliamentary Awards, which we are very excited about. Anne-Marie Morris, Chief Executive Officer said:
“It is quite an honour and an achievement to be not only be noticed but also nominated in this category. Our staff team understand the incredible amount of long term stress and challenges faced by carers and feel it is important when working to achieve the best outcomes for them, to ensure they receive the level of kindness, respect and dignity they deserve. Whether we win or not we are deeply appreciative for the acknowledgement and nomination to this innovative and prestigious award.”
Click here to read a copy of the nomination letter received from Dawn Butler MP.
Thank you to Global Make Some Noise
We would just like to say a big thank you to “Global Make Some Noise” and all our supporters in helping us to raise funds for our young carers service. Click here to see Anne-Marie Morris (our Chief Executive Officer) accept a cheque from Johnny Vaughan at Radio X.
Healthwatch Brent’s April 2018 Newsletter
To read Healthwatch Brent’s April 2018 Newsletter click here. Articles include identifying young carers who support a parent with substance misuse, and the experience of carers who support a family member using mental health services.