Croydon BME Forum’s meeting on domestic abuse – Thursday 20 July, 6.30 – 8.30pm

 

Domestic abuse can affect people of all ages, backgrounds and religions.The Croydon BME Forum

The Croydon BME Forum is working with Bromley & Croydon Women’s Aid.  They want to reduce incidents of Domestic Abuse in Croydon for women. They also want more women from the black, Asian and minority ethnic communities to come forward and seek support for domestic abuse.  They would like to hear your views and recommendations on how they can better the services for BAME women.

The meeting will be held at Croydon BME Forum,  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE EMAIL monique@bmeforum.org

T: 020 8684 3719
W: cbmeforum.org

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.

Are you a carer from African, Asian, Caribbean or mixed race heritage? A Healthwatch Croydon event in association with Croydon BME Forum to hear your views (27/28/29 June 2017, from 11am to 1pm)

At Croydon BME Forum  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

TO BOOK A PLACE, visit the Healthwatch Croydon events page here.

Additional events are being held at the Carers Support Centre in 24 George Street, Croydon, CR0 1PB on July 5 and July 12.

An evening focus group has been arranged for Friday 4th July 2017. 18:45 -19:45. at Carers Support Centre also.

Croydon BME Forum

T: 020 8684 3719
W: cbmeforum.org Twitter
Twitter @CroydonBMEForum
Croydon BME Forum on Facebook.

Croydon BME Forum’s Elder Women’s Domestic Abuse Focus Group – Thursday 8 June from 11am – 1pm

At Croydon BME Forum’s new home –  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE EMAIL monique@bmeforum.org

T: 020 8684 3719
W: cbmeforum.org

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.

Croydon BME Forum’s Domestic Abuse Group – Tues 23 May 2.30 – 4.30pm

At Croydon BME Forum’s new home –  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE EMAIL monique@bmeforum.org

T: 020 8684 3719
W: cbmeforum.org

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.

Dementia Care in Croydon – Join Croydon BME Forum to feed in your views and experiences – 19 May

 

At Croydon BME Forum’s new home –  56A Mitcham Road, Croydon, CR0 3RG

TO BOOK A PLACE, PLEASE EMAIL anna@bmeforum.org

T: 020 8684 3719
W: cbmeforum.org

Keep up to date by following Croydon BME Forum on Twitter @CroydonBMEForum,  and Croydon BME forum on Facebook.

Carers Week in Croydon – 12-18 June: the biggest yet!

Carers Week 12 – 18 June 2017

Are you looking after a friend, family member or neighbour who needs your support?

Carers Week 12-18 June 2017 is a national campaign to raise awareness of unpaid carers looking after someone due to illness, disability or old age.

There’s lots on offer for carers at the Carers Support Centre this Carers Week.

Highlights include:

  • Relaxing massage, dance, henna hand painting and therapeutic art sessions
  • Vintage afternoon tea at the Carers Café
  • ‘Meet a professional’ drop-ins
  • Find out about local carer support and health services
  • Opportunity to have your say on Croydon’s Carers Strategy
  • Annual Carers’ Information Day
  • And much, much more!

Download the Carers Week flyer or pick up a paper copy at the Carers Support Centre for a full timetable.

Carers’ Information Day: Wednesday 14 June, 10am – 2pm

Community Space Bernard Weatherill House, 8 Mint Walk, Croydon CR0 1EA

Pick up useful information, meet local carers and professionals and find out what support is available at our annual information event for carers in Croydon. Lunch and refreshments will be provided, thanks to generous support from the Big Lottery Fund. Drop in anytime between 10am – 2pm – we look forward to seeing you there!

 Carers Support Centre
24 George Street
Croydon
CR0 1PB

Tel: 020 8649 9339 
www.carersinfo.org.uk

Twitter: @InformingCarers

The Carers’ Information Service provides information, advice, support and training to anyone looking after someone who needs help due to illness, frailty or disability.

Part of The Whitgift Foundation
Registered charity number 312612

Dying Matters Awareness Week in Croydon (8-14 May 2017)

Dying Matters Awareness Week – 8th to 14th May 2017

Dying well takes planning.

For the first in Croydon, several charities and organisations have come together to organised a Festival of events throughout this week.

There is a great line-up of local and national speakers and creative artists who will help attendees to think, plan and communicate their end of life wishes.

This is a unique festival of events not to be missed, suitable for adults of all ages who wish to give this difficult subject some creative thinking in order to make plans that are unique to them.

Events are free and some request booking via Eventbrite.

For full details see: http://www.stchristophers.org.uk/creatingconversations/

@StChrisHospice

#creatingconversations

The Creating Conversations in Croydon project, commissioned by Croydon CCG, seeks to work with community groups with the aim of helping everyone have a good death by recording their End Of Life Wishes.

The project has specially trained volunteers who seek to encourage local people to feel more comfortable about talking openly about death and dying.

The volunteers will give talks, workshops, presentations and facilitate Death Cafes within the London Borough of Croydon to help break down this silence around death and give the people of Croydon a voice and to start thinking, talking, planning and recording their wishes.

Spending a short time now thinking about what you’d like to happen on the event of your death, writing your will and discussing your funeral wishes with your family can allow you to get back to the important things in life like spending time with family and friends, building good memories and even plan a bucket list.