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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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.

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

Patient or carer with experience of radiography sought

A notice, circulated by the Croydon PPG network:
Title: Public involvement in a question and answer session at a radiography study day
Background:
Values based Practice in radiography is an approach that aims to involve the patient, as well as the professional, in decisions about care.  The Association of Radiography Educators are organising a study day, for radiographers and radiography students, focussing on Values based Practice.   It is important that patients who have received care from radiographers have the opportunity to speak about their experiences and what type of service and care they would like to receive. 
We are looking for a current or former member of the public who has received (or cared for someone receiving) radiotherapy  treatment to join a member of staff from the Association of Radiography Educators to be part of a short question and answers session.
Your responsibilities:
·         You are asked to attend an event on 1st July 2015 The Society and College of Radiographers 207 Providence Square, Mill Street, London SE1 2EW 
·         You will be part of a  20 minutes questions and answer session, along with Ruth Strudwick from the Association of Radiography Educators
Our responsibilities:
·         You will be briefed fully on the event and your role in it.
·         You will be provided with a named contact throughout your work on this activity and whom you can contact to address any concerns or queries that you may have.
Expenses:
·         Funding is available towards travel expenses either by public transport or own vehicle: not taxis or private/public cabs.  Receipts must be provided.
·         Claim forms will be provided.
·         Expenses will usually be paid the following month after submission of the claims form.
Person specification:
·         Experience of radiotherapy services, (either as a direct recipient or a carer) in the last 5 years.
·         A reasonable standard of spoken English is essential.
·         Must be willing to travel to The Society and College of Radiographers
207 Providence Square, Mill Street, London SE1 2EW
If you are interested and/or have any questions please contact:
Julie Hendry
Senior Lecturer
School of Radiography
FACULTY OF HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND EDUCATION
Kingston University & St George’s, University of London
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames
Surrey KT1 2EE
Tel: 020 8417  2468
 
Closing date for expressions of interest: Please contact Julie as soon as possible to be sure of a place.  Final closing date 25 June 2015
Dr Gary Hickey
Public and Patient Involvement Lead – Research and Education
CENTRE FOR PUBLIC ENGAGEMENT
FACULTY OF HEALTH, SOCIAL CARE AND EDUCATION
Kingston University and St George’s, University of London
2nd Floor, Grosvenor Wing, Cranmer Terrace, London SW17 0RE
Email: Gary.Hickey@sgul.kingston.ac.uk
Telephone: 020 8725 2242
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