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Carers Federation Carers Conference 2017

See below for a list and links to all our Carers Federation and guest presentations from this years Carers Conference 

A local update- Lisa Lopez, Nottingham City Council  

A Local Update- Dan Godley and Maggie Pape, Nottinghamshire County Council

The Pathway to Provision- Tajinder Madahar and Sue Taylor, Nottingham City Council

Action for Young Carers- Lizzie Benzie and Francesco Fiorini, Carers Federation

Young Carers Schools Program- Stephanie Smith and Rebecca Smith, Carers Federation

Quality Standard in Carer Support- Rachel Walker, Carers Federation

The Transitions Project- Naomi Sykes, Carers Federation

Social Prescribing- Liz Walker, ImRoC

Future Pulse- Tessa Hullet, Carers Federation

A Carers Toolkit, Rob Gardiner, Carers Federation

A HUGE Thank You to everyone who support us on the day! 

Carers Survey – Whats Important to You!

Nottingham City Council and NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group are asking carers to complete a short survey on how carers find out information and what’s important to them in future services.

If you could complete the attached survey Carers survey July 2016 NCC.CCG
and email it to: s.stanton@carersfederation.co.uk by the 28th July 2016

If you have any questions please call Steph Stanton on 0115  962 9311.

 

 

Carers Network -Secure Social Networking Site available to all Carers Federation registered carers

**Carers Support 24:7**

Sign up for the Carers Federation Carers Social Network

The Carers Network is where local carers can offer one another peer support 24:7, get advice and information from one another and from our support workers.  You can also share stories and experiences and share information on local services and events and invite other carers to attend.

To sign up to the Carers Network visit http://www.carersnetwork.onsocialengine.com  you will need to wait for our admin to approve your account, you will then receive an email stating your account is active.

If you would like to know more about the network you can call Carla on 0115 962 9369.

Carers Strategy Consultation – Outcome

 

The Carers Strategy Consultation took place on the 26th January 2016,  to view the presentation download  Carers Strategic Review presentation v1

The outcome of the consultation has now been published.  We have taken on board what you have told us and have stated what we can do,  please see the  Carer feedback plus actions

We also outlined what we can and can’t do within the Scope of Carers’ Strategic Review

We would appreciate your feedback to make sure we have got what you have told us right, for example if we have missed anything out.

To share your views please  email:  Lisa.lopez@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Lisa Lopez – Commissioning Manager for Nottingham City Council and/or Gemma.markham@nottinghamcity.nhs.uk Gemma Markham – Commissioning Officer for NHS Nottingham City Clinical Commissioning Group

We have a new service

NHS Nottingham North & East CCG have commissioned Carers Federation to deliver a new service from 1st September- Take a look

 

Register As A Carer With Your GP

If you are an unpaid carer ( this includes if you are in receipt of Carers Allowance) then there are lots of benefits to letting your GP know. These include;

  • Many GP practices now have a designated ‘Carers Champion’ which you can access
  • Practice staff will be aware of your caring role
  • Signposting to useful information and support
  • Providing appointments at convenient times
  • Providing free annual health checks and flu vaccinations for you
  • Asking the person you look after permission to share appropriate information with you
  • Involving you in the care planning of this person
  • You may be invited to join the practice patient participation group (PPG) so you can have your say about services
  • Being kept up to date about relevant events via SMS messaging.

Contact your local GP practice and ask to register as a carer and for access to your carers champion.

Free Carers Respite Service for Nottingham City Residents

Free short term respite available for Nottingham City carers 18+ who are caring for someone not in receipt of Adult Social Care. For more information or to access the service you can call the Carers First Team at the Carers Federation on 0115 9629 369 – Respite will be provided by NCHA Respite Leaflet

FREE life saving app

Even basic first aid knowledge can be the difference between a life lost and a life saved. St John Ambulance free first aid app puts potentially life saving advice at your fingertips.

Available for AndroidTM, BlackBerry® and iPhone® mobile device users, the app provides easy to follow advice on a range of first aid scenarios, from minor injuries to major emergencies.

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st johns app

 

New Rushcliffe Carers Service

Rushcliffe CCG have commissioned a new service, in partnership and, to be delivered by Carers Federation across Rushcliffe.

Staring from 1st March 2015 we will be working alongside your Rushcliffe GP practice, doctors, staff and carers champions to keep carers informed of their rights and support them in their caring roles.

Look out for us in your medical practice and local community or contact our support workers

rushcliffecarers@carersfederation.co.uk

Gerry, 0773 888 2556     Monday– Wednesday

 Margaret, 07739 237 443    Wednesday- Friday

See our new flyer here Rushcliffe Carers Poster

Caring with Confidence – Free workshops for Carers

The next set of Caring with Confidence sessions for Nottingham City Carers will start on, Thursday 9th February 2017  These are a set of free workshops that help carers to make a positive difference to their lives and the person that they care for and to give carers the chance to share their experiences and support each other.
To view all the workshop sessions click  Caring with Confidence Feb 2017

If you are interested in attending call Carla on 0115 9629369 or email c.o’brien@carersfederation.co.uk