Richmond and Wandsworth Councils have been awarded funding by the Local Government Association (LGA) to explore how digital technology can be used in Adult Social Care. In Richmond and Wandsworth, we are examining how digital technology can be used to help unpaid carers.
This funding forms part of the Social Care Digital Innovation Programme which is split into two sections. We are currently in the first of these, the Discovery Phase, during which we are conducting research on how digital technology can help carers and building a prototype to test with users. If you are an unpaid carer you can help us by filling in our questionnaire, providing feedback on how digital technology could help you and informing the design of our digital tool so that it assists with the challenges carers face in Wandsworth: https://haveyoursay.citizenspace.com/wandsworthasd/617ff74b
Come and drop in every Wednesday 10am to 12pm at St. Mary’s Church, Balham High Road, SW12 9BS.
A safe and welcoming place where you will find friendship, someone to talk to, someone who will listen to you and a cuppa!
More information: email@example.com
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For anyone who took out Power of Attorney between 1st April 2013 and 31st March 2017, you are entitled to a refund as you may have been charged too much.
Claims are easy to be made and can be done so by visiting www.gov.uk/power-of-attorney-refund
Enabling families and keeping them supported after ICU.
Every 4th Friday of the month at 3pm in Cecily Saunders Centre at King’s College Hospital.
To find out more just ask the ICU or ward Nursing teams or The Patient Involvement Team: tel: 020 3299 8785.
Dates for 2019:
|A family carer of a young person with a learning disability or autism who has moved on from a residential school or college in the past 5 years?
|A young person with a learning disability or autism who has moved on from a residential school or college in the past 5 years?
If so, please click on the link below for more information about being part of a research project.
Working for Carers is a London-wide project that supports unpaid carers, aged 25 or over, to move closer to employment. The project is led by Carers Trust and delivered by its network of 24 partners across London, and is jointly funded by the Big Lottery Fund and European Social Fund.
Our aims are:
- Support carers to pursue their employment goals through confidence building and skills development.
- Offer a flexible service that considers individual needs and ambitions.
- Engage with local businesses and organisations to create employment, training and volunteering opportunities for carers.
- Highlight the benefits of employing carers, adopting carer friendly policies, and understanding the needs of carers in the workplace.
Carers can access free support, designed to meet their individual needs and delivered in their local area. This may include:
- One-to-one support and advice with a dedicated Employment Personal Advisor
- Group activities and training workshops
- Support with writing CVs and interview techniques
- Help with job-searching
- Access to employment, volunteering and training opportunities
- Unpaid carer or former carer
- aged 25 and over
- living in London
- not in any paid work
Regular support for carers in Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, City, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham or Southwark:
Join the Smart App club to receive the support you need while applying for jobs.
To find out more about this free service:
Tel: 020 8699 8686
For carers in Camden, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth or Westminster:
Tel: 020 7428 8950
The Proud Carers was set up in order to provide LGBTQI carers of people with dementia with an opportunity to meet with people who are going through the same challenges; members of the same community, possibly of the same age bracket, people who understand their challenges to the full.
We aim to provide participants of this peer support group with a safe space to explore their feelings, thoughts, and sometimes pain. This will be a non -judgemental environment, hosted by a facilitator at the Albany Trust, a charity that championed LGBT rights, freedom and mental welfare from its foundation in the late 1950’s.
This is a voluntary service, free of charge that aims to champion all members of our community, particularly in an age when the mature tend to be forgotten.
If you would like to join us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 07950 289612 for more details.
Our first meeting will be on Sunday 4th March from 1-2.30 PM, looking at meeting monthly to start with.
The address is The Albany Trust, 239A Balham High Rd, London SW17 7BE