Carers UK – State of Caring Survey 2019

The State of Caring Survey is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. Last year it was completed by over 7000 carers.

Take the survey

The time you took to respond to the survey provides Carers UK with incredibly important evidence that enables them to:

  • Campaign for more support for carers and those that you care for
  • Understand how services and support are delivered and influence the people that commission and design support for carers
  • Gather evidence of the impact of policy changes made by the UK and devolved governments

Carers UK need your help to paint a picture of what it’s like to be a Carer in 2019.

King’s Critical Care – ICU Relatives’ Cafe

      

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:

Feb 22nd
March 29th
April 26th
May 24th
June 28th
July 26th
August 23rd
September 27th
October 25th
November 28th

 

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