Carers Week in Croydon – 11-17 June 2018: get involved! #CarerConversations

 

Carers Week 11-17 June 2018 is the national celebration of unpaid carers’ contribution to our communities, supporting some of the most vulnerable people in our society. Over 33,000 people have a caring role for a friend, relative or neighbour in the Croydon borough alone.

Events in Croydon
The Carers Support Centre’s jam-packed events programme includes Tai Chi tasters, massage, two information marketplaces, a health and wellbeing workshop, a pub quiz, international celebrations and much more.

All events are free to Croydon carers, though some require advance booking.

Download the Carers Week 2018 Flyer for more details.

Are you planning to hold an event?
If you are involved in a group or organisation that is planning an event for Carers Week, please email Amy Deakin at amydeakin@carersinfo.org.uk  so that the Carers Support Centre can promote it.

This year’s theme
This year’s national Carers Week theme is Healthy and Connected, and the Carers Information Service is raising awareness of loneliness in carers and its impact on health and wellbeing.

The #CarerConversations campaign aims to encourage communities, organisations, businesses and employers to do their bit to help carers feel more connected. Visit their website to find out how to get involved: http://www.carersinfo.org.uk/whats-on/carers-week-2018

 

 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

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Dying well takes planning – FREE Death Cafe in #Croydon every 4th Friday of the month in New Addington

Dying well takes planning – FREE Death Cafe in Thornton Heath #Croydon – May 16, 6-7.30pm

Almost Heaven – FREE screening at David Lean Cinema #Croydon, plus post-show discussion facilitated by end of life experts – May 14, 6.30-8.30pm

 This follows on from an event at the Braithwaite Hall earlier the same day. Details here.

Croydon Healthwatch & Croydon CCG invite you to meet the NHS services changemakers – Croydon – 27 Feb, 6.30 to 8.30pm – BOOK YOUR PLACE!

Healthwatch logoAsk your questions directly to those making the changes to these NHS services in Croydon in 2018:

ANTICOAGULATION (BLOOD THINNING)
DERMATOLOGY (SKIN)
DIABETES
EAR, NOSE & THROAT
GYNAECOLOGY
MUSCULOSKELETAL

Hear more about the changes proposed and give your views in three rounds of small-table discussion. This is not only a great opportunity to learn more but a great way to get your views heard.

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Croydon BME Forum is carrying out work on reducing social isolation and want to here from YOU!

 

Croydon BME Forum is interested in hearing from Croydon people who are African, Asian, Caribbean, mixed race or other ethnic minority.

 

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

 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.