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News Archive March 2016

Parent Carer Information Bulletin April 2016

The new edition of the Parent Carer Information Bulletin is now available.

Click here to view

31.03.16


Change of date for Care Act Consultation session

Have recent changes in law really made a difference for carers?

We would really like to hear your views about the Care Act and the difference that it has – or has not made for you and the person that you care for.

Please come along to an informal consultation session at Sunderland Carers' Centre on Tuesday 12th April (rearranged from Tuesday 29th March), 11.30am, to discuss your experience of care and support before and after the Care Act.

If you would like further information about this event please contact Amanda Brown, on 0191 5375746.


29.03.16


Have recent changes in law really made a difference for carers?

We would really like to hear your views about the Care Act and the difference that it has – or has not made for you and the person that you care for.

Please come along to an informal consultation session at Sunderland Carers' Centre on Tuesday 29th March, 1 – 3pm, to discuss your experience of care and support before and after the Care Act.

If you would like further information about this event please contact Amanda Brown, on 0191 5375746.


23.03.16


Sunderland Carers' Centre Newsletter April 2016

Newsletter April 2016The April 2016 edition of the Sunderland Carers' Centre Newsletter is now available.

This edition includes articles on:

  • Young Carers Awareness Day
  • Chief Executive Officer Update
  • Caring for Carers Awards
  • Carers Week
  • Caring with Confidence
  • HOPS therapies
  • The Twiddlemuff Gang - our new knitting group

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18.03.16


We have won The People's Projects!

Our Young Carers Rainbows and Rollercoasters Project wins The People's Projects.Sunderland Carers' Centre is delighted to announce that thanks to all your votes and support our Young Carers 'Rainbows and Rollercoasters' Project is one of this region's winners in ITV's The People's Projects competition winning an amazing £49,865 of Big Lottery funding.

A massive THANK YOU to you all!

Please share the good news with everyone.

17.03.16


The People's Projects - voting has now closed

Rainbows and Rollercoasters logoThank you to everyone who has voted for our Young Carers 'Rainbows and Rollercoasters' Project to win £50,000 Big Lottery funding in ITV's The People's Projects. We have had fantastic support for our campaign over the last two weeks.

Voting has now closed. 

The winners will be announced on ITV's Tyne Tees News on Wednesday 16th March at 6pm.

Fingers crossed!

14.03.16


Join the ‘Gang’


The ‘Twiddlemuff Gang’ is calling for new members. If you can knit or would like to learn, how about coming along to meet with other carers for knit and natter in our ‘Kay’s Kitchen’. Not only will you have time for yourself and make new friends but you will be contributing to our ‘Twiddlemuff’ project, which has been kindly funded by the Muckle LLP Fund.


TwiddlemuffsTwiddlemuffs are knitted muffs that can help agitation and restless hands of people with Dementia. We will be donating some of the Twiddlemuffs to Sunderland Royal Hospital’s Alexandra Centre (Dementia Unit), other will be available for carers to have via a small donation. All donations will be used to replenish wool and twiddle supplies. It may be that you are not a knitter but would enjoy ‘adorning’ the muffs with pompoms, buttons, ribbons or anything that can be safely twiddled with. All materials will be provided.


All we need is for you to join in!


The ‘Gang’ meets fortnightly at here at Sunderland Carers’ Centre on a Wednesday from 1pm until 4pm (of course you are free to come and go whenever it suits).


Next meeting is Wednesday 30th March.


Donations of wool, buttons, ribbons or anything can be safely ‘twiddled’ with will be gratefully accepted.

14.03.16


Do you have a long term health problem or look after someone who does?

All Together Better logo

All Together Better would like to find out what you think about local health and social care services.

All Together Better is a new service that brings together health and social care staff along with a range of other organisations, including charities and carer support agencies, to help people stay as well as possible and in their own home.

All Together Better is for people in Sunderland with long-term health problems or disabilities, but who need a little extra, short-term care to prevent them going into hospital if they don’t need to be there, or support them after they’ve been discharged from hospital.

Please fill in their survey - click here

If you would prefer a printed copy of the survey you can send back free of charge please call (0191) 561 3328 or email atb@nhs.net

Closing date: Sunday 10 April 2016

14.03.16


State of Caring Survey 2016

Carers UK is conducting its annual survey to find our what life is like for people who are caring and what needs to change to make life better.

Click here to take part

The closing date is Friday 15th April 2016.

14.03.16

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