Wandsworth Carers Digital Innovation Programme

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

Place of Welcome

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: christopher.serbutt@btinternet.com
placesofwelcome.org.uk

 

New Post on ‘Bringing Us Together’

BuT Site Admin posted: ” From the 24th of June to 28th June, families across the nation will be attending protests to raise awareness of the thousands of child, young people and adults stuck in Assessment and Treatment Units (often without any beneficial treatment). The #S”

 

Stripped of Human Rights

by BuT Site Admin

The #strippedofhumanrights protests are happening in London and around the country from 23 June. Find out why and how to get involved

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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.

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