How was your weekend? Valentine’s for some, for others maybe not? However, you spent your weekend I hope it was a peaceful, restful one and with your loved ones.
I just wanted to highlight that the Carers Centre has a range of Health & Wellbeing activities to suit different carers abilities and we encourage you to check them out.
Do you need to stretch, loosen up and need help with your mobility and balance? Then Stretch and Self Massage with Casey is the group for you… each week you go through a stretching regime that helps build strength, help with balance, and blood pressure and at the end you learn techniques to massage your face and feet to help with relaxation.
If you want something more challenging, then Shadow Boxing and Mindfulness is for you, each session comprises of a 20 minute boxing style virtual workout. (feedback has said sweaty workout but fun and worthwhile) followed by a 20 minute meditation to relax your mind and heart rate that’s sets you up for days.
Both activities help with your physical and mental health, lockdown weight, blood pressure and Diabetes avoidance and control, we want you to keep fit and well to avoid unnecessary illness. If you want to know more or book your place, then contact email@example.com
Training for Carers
Do you have Diabetes?
Do you care for someone with Diabetes?
Are you worried about developing Diabetes?
If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, then our workshop on Diabetes being run by Diabetes UK is the workshop for you. Book your place and learn what is Diabetes and what you can do to avoid it. firstname.lastname@example.org
Bored at Home – Interested in Arts and Crafts?
We have a new six week course starting on the 23rd of February 2021 which enables carers to develop individually and as a group a magazine. It means you could develop a mini book to a loved one or someone you want to impress. You could write your first comic or short story. You will develop the skills to do this online and we are joining up with carers from Surrey, so you get to meet and work with new people.
As usual if interested then contact email@example.com
Covid-19 vaccination: your questions answered
Join us next Wednesday 17 February at 7pm for a live virtual discussion and Q&A session on Covid-19 vaccination.
Mayor John Biggs and a panel of health experts will answer your questions about the Covid-19 vaccine and address any concerns.
Register now and submit your question to the panel in advance.
Don’t Forget to join the campaign
You can find the link to the action here: https://carersuk.eactivist.com/page/75733/action/1?ea.tracking.id=pr-aff
Carer’s Allowance, the main benefit for people caring unpaid for family or friends, remains the lowest benefit of its kind at £67.25 per week (2020/21 rates). The low level of the payment and other entitlement conditions, including an earnings limit, means it continues to be ineffective in stopping financial hardship.
On April 12th, Carer’s Allowance is set to rise by just 35p a week, in line with inflation, taking the new rate to £67.60 a week – a maximum of 1p extra for each hour of care provided. This is simply not good enough.
The Government urgently needs to give back to carers; without this help, many will continue to face real financial hardship.
Please join us in calling for Carer’s Allowance to be made #FairerForCarers!
Support after sudden bereavement
Bereavement is one of the most challenging things that we can experience, affecting every one of us. In some traumatic circumstances, we might need additional and more specialised support to help to cope with a bereavement.
Our sudden bereavement resource is there to support you if you are grieving the sudden death of someone close to you, or if you are supporting someone going through sudden bereavement.
Interested in Volunteering?
Unpaid carers can still access FREE PPE supplies. If you would like to receive PPE, Please contact the Carers Centre on 0207 790 1765 or Ayeda directly.
Domestic Violence Duty Line: 020 7364 4986 between 9am – 5pm.Victim Support: 020 7364 2448/7957
Just wishing everyone a peaceful, safe and week and remember if you need information and advice from the Carers Centre just email firstname.lastname@example.org
Carers Academy Manager
Monday - Friday – 9.30am – 5pm
Saturday and Sunday – Closed