Carers Trust’s main fundraising campaign is Britain’s Best Breakfast which, this year, runs between the 10th and 16th October. If you would like to get involved in hosting a breakfast to raise funds for carers in your area, simply search for ‘Britain’s Best Breakfast’ or visit: www.britainsbestbreakfast.org. Here you will find out more about the rationale behind the Breakfast campaign as well as access to promotional material and tips on running a successful event. If you do host a Breakfast you can tweet your photos to:@Bestbrekkie and @hr_carers for us to re-tweet which will then upload to our website. All donations are gratefully received and we can call to collect any funds raised. If you have any queries regarding the Best Breakfast please contact Fiona on 01609 780872 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
New Mindfulness Course Two Hour Taster sessions
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Easter Holidays Play Scheme
Local people invited to take part in research project
With recent suggested changes to Tax Credits and changes to Universal Credit making the headlines, Citizens Advice Hambleton and Richmondshire is researching the potential impact they might have on working people in the local area.
The charity, based in Northallerton and Richmond, offers free and confidential advice to anyone who needs help with issues such as benefits, debt, housing, consumer and more.
Local people are being invited to fill in a short survey to help with the research - which aims to find out how welfare reforms might affect the incomes of working people.
It will consider factors such as employment, age and childcare costs. Participants will be asked how they might cope with a £100 reduction in income and how this might affect household spending, debt/borrowing and employment. At a later date there will also be an opportunity to take part in an in-depth interview for anyone who wishes to provide Citizens Advice with more information.
If you or a member of your family is working and in receipt of Tax Credits or Universal Credit, please take part in the survey by visiting the Northallerton office at 277 High Street, Northallerton DL7 8DW or the Richmond office at 23 Newbiggin, Richmond DL10 4DX. Alternatively, the survey can be filled in online by following this >Link to Survey<.
Rural Arts Survey
Rural arts is asking people to complete the following survey in order to develop their services
Transforming Care Questionnaire
Transforming Care is a programme of work to improve services for people with learning disabilities and/or autism, who display behaviour that challenges, including those with a mental health condition. This will drive system-wide change and enable more people to live in the community, with the right support, and close to home.
This work is being jointly led by NHS England, the Association of Adult Social Services (ADASS), the Care Quality Commission (CQC), Local Government Association (LGA), Health Education England (HEE) and the Department of Health (DH).
The National Forum for People with Learning Disabilities and the National Valuing Families Forum have been asked to find out what carers and people with learning disabilities know about this work. This questionnaire will help us find out what people know nationally. Inclusion North will collect all of the information from this questionnaire and send it to NHS England by the end of March 2016.
Let’s Communicate Together 2!
Aspiration & Inspiration
Join us for this FREE event – BOOK NOW
Tuesday 15th March 2016, The Pavilions, Harrogate, 10am - 3.00pm (Registration from 9am)
This free event is aimed at parent carers, young people and professionals to learn about the methods and techniques of speech and language skills.
Learning Disability Strategy: ‘Live Well, Live Longer’
North Yorkshire County Council and the Partnership Commissioning Unit (working on behalf of the North Yorkshire and York Clinical Commissioning Groups) have developed a draft learning disability strategy for the local area.
The draft is based on what people with learning disabilities, their families and their carers have told us and we are now asking for more comments.
If you would like to take part, please review the strategy and complete a short questionnaire by clicking on the following link: http://www.northyorks.gov.uk/ldstrategy.
Easy read versions of the strategy and questionnaire are also available on this webpage. The consultation process will end on 29 February.
There will also be 'drop-in' events for carers to go to and discuss their views on the draft stratagy The events are:
Scarborough - 23rd February 10.00am-12.00pm – Scarborough Library Interview Room (Vernon Road, Scarborough, YO11 2NN)
Thirsk – 25th February 10.00am-12.00pm – Thirsk Library Meeting Room (Meadowfields, Chapel Street, Thirsk, YO7 1TH)
Harrogate – 26th February 10.00-12.00pm – Harrogate Library Nidderdale Meeting Room (Victoria Avenue, Harrogate, HG1 1EG)
Recovery and Well-being Strategy:Carer Engagement Workshops
Parents/Carers of Special Children
Access To Autism
Catterick Village Breakfast Club
On Saturday 23 January 16, Catterick Village Social Club will hold its inaugural meeting of the Catterick Village Breakfast Club, which part of a growing network of Breakfast clubs being set up to “meet the needs Armed Forces veterans and Serving personnel.” The club will “meet every weekend, on Saturday mornings for breakfast and to talk. "It is much like the best bits of your time when you were serving. For many of us, this also leads us to meeting socially at other times, with wives and partners, at Regimental Dinners (with our respective associations), for nights out, barbecues, parties and family occasions etc. and we network among the variety of trades the veterans all now work in.” Start time for the group is at 09.30 with breakfast served at 10.00. Catterick Village Social Club is really easy to find, its bang in the centre of the Village on the High St.
There is a National Website veteransbreakfastclubs.co.uk and the Catterick Village group has its own closed Facebook group CVBC Veterans and serving personnel.
Headspace : Parent Carers Event of the 8th October at Solberge Hall
The Care Act 2014
The Care Act 2014 will come into effect in April 2015. The Carers Trust has produced a 'Key points for Carers and Carers’ Organisations'which you can download from 'HERE'
Your invitation to join the conversation
NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is responsible for commissioning healthcare services in the local area. Commissioning means the procurement and, where needed, improvements that will provide good quality, safe services that are delivered at the most appropriate time and place.
So it can commission services that the community needs, the CCG works with the local community to understand and hear their opinions. This feedback provides a valuable insight and further knowledge that can highlight issues or hear about something that patients think is working well or could be done differently.
Patient views help to shape the decisions that are made about local healthcare services and the CCG is calling the community to get involved and have their say.
Daniel Blagdon is responsible for collecting the views and experiences of healthcare. Feedback is often supplied anonymously, but it doesn’t have to, and it is shared with clinicians and senior staff to help them to make decisions.
So, why not join the conversation and have your say? You can do this by:
phone: 01904 555 870
By post: NHS Vale of York Clinical Commissioning Group, West Offices, Station Rise, York, Y01 6GA
For more information please click the banner above to visit their website.
Find a counsellor or psychotherapist near you
Counselling Directory aims to be the leading service for providing counselling advice and information - connecting those in distress with the largest support network in the UK.
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MEDIA RELEASE: New Richmond day hospice providing care closer to home
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MILLIONS MORE OFFERED FREE PENSION STATEMENT
A free Government service to help millions of people better understand their State Pension is expanded from today.
Anyone over the age of 55 is now able to request a personalised State Pension statement, giving them an estimate of what they are likely to receive based on their current National Insurance (NI) record. Until this week the scheme was only open to people over the age of 60.
This further roll-out of the service – which has already issued more than 76,000 statements since its launch in September last year – comes ahead of ground-breaking new pension freedoms which come into effect from April.
Extending the service will equip people with vital information as they consider their options under the new rules.
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CarerSmart is a new club from Carers Trust, the UK’s largest carers charity, and is open to carers, people with care needs and staff and volunteers across the Carers Trust network.
Joining is easy and free, once you’re a member, you can benefit from a wide range of offers including:
Cash back on shopping from numerous high street retailers. Best rates from energy providers. Reductions on insurance renewals. Discounts on holidays and travel arrangements. Reduced price lifestyle activities. Free legal advice services. And much much more . . . there really is something for everyone.
Register today and use our online calculator to see how much you could save.
Babble - a new community for young carers
YCNet has been supporting young carers online for a long time, but after 10 years it was time for a refresh and a revamp. So we are super excited to announce that YCNet will be replaced by a brand new and improved website for young carers, Babble, which is set to launch in mid-January!
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Carers Trust: Providing key information for professionals working with carers
Carers Trust Professionals – our newly redesigned online resource for all professionals working with carers – is live.
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