University of Kent – Research Project

Are you:

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?

OR

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

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

Eligibility criteria:

  • Unpaid carer or former carer
  • aged 25 and over
  • living in London
  • not in any paid work

To find out more about this free service:

For carers in Camden, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston, Merton, Richmond, Sutton, Wandsworth or Westminster: 

Tel: 020 7428 8950

Email: wfc@camdencarers.org.uk

 

The Proud Carers

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 avivtelleralbany@gmail.com 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