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Carers Support Group Volunteer

Our coffee mornings and support groups are open to all carers registered with Carers Lewisham. They are run in a drop-in basis and are located in various locations around Lewisham. Support groups provide a space for carers to meet other carers in similar situations to their own. Volunteers can offer a listening ear, provide information and help signpost to services for advice. Each group may be run by one or more volunteers (with the support of the Carer Support Officer). Between them, they facilitate the session, get the conversation started, make sure everyone has the opportunity to talk if they
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Carers Week 2018

Carers Week for everyone There are seven million people in UK who care for a relative or friend, and any of us can become a carer at some point in our lives. Watch this video to learn more about carers and caring. Share your story or your support using the hashtag #whyIcare.   Download facts and figures Download carers stories  Carers week Carers Week for Lewisham carers We have a number of events for unpaid carers in Lewisham. Sign up today!    
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General Data Protection Regulation

From 25 May 2018 the law is changing to give better data protection for everyone. This means that Carers Lewisham has an obligation to process data in line with new legislation: Data must be processed lawfully in a clear, fair and transparent manner Data must only be collected for the purpose of supporting you and it must be adequate, relevant and limited to what is necessary to support you Data must be accurate, up-to-date and only retained for as long as necessary, Data must be processed securely during all stages and destroyed safely. You have additional rights under the General
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A Marathon with A Mission

On Sunday April 22nd, Brian Crowther set upon the intensive 26.2 mile London Marathon for a good cause: to raise money for Carers Lewisham. Since is beginning in 1981, over one million people have completed the route, which currently begins in Blackheath and finishes at The Mall. More than three quarters of all competitors now run for charity, and participants raised £59 million for various charitable causes in 2016. Brian, an avid cyclist, chose to hop off his bike to support Carers Lewisham in this year’s race. While the tough winter made training gruelling, he gained perspective by thinking about
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Growing a Garden in Forest Hill

Behind the brick façade of Carers Lewisham’s centre in Forest Hill, visitors to the charity can now find two small garden spaces nestled against the back of the building. Once a patch of dirt overgrown with weeds, one of these spaces is now paved with blue slate chippings, the walls lined with newly constructed wooden flower beds in which a smattering of brightly coloured flowers bloom. At the head of the wedge of land, a freshly planted shrub sprouts upwards, defying its concrete encasing. In the other garden area, the wild tendrils of existing trees and shrubs have been pruned
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Carer’s emergency card

If you are involved in an accident or emergency, the emergency services or others will use this card to contact Linkline, the 24-hour response service, to make sure the person you care for is looked after. This is a card that you can keep with you when you are out and about. It has 24-hour response service number on it that you can call in an emergency. By carrying one, ideally in your purse or wallet, you can be confident that in an emergency the person you care for won’t be left without the support they need. The card is free to all carers living in Lewisham. For more
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Sugar Smart  

We all know the importance of staying or being healthy hence why the London Borough of Lewisham is currently working with local businesses, schools, children’s centres, hospitals and other organisations to promote healthier, lower-sugar alternatives to help us to reduce the increased health risks associated with consuming high levels of sugar.    To keep our carers healthy Carers Lewisham has joined the Sugar Smart campaign and has signed up to the Healthy Workplace Charter.   From 1st March 2018, Carers Lewisham is going Sugar Smart as consuming too much food and drink that is high in sugar is causing high levels of tooth decay, obesity and type 2 diabetes.    As a charity
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The Big Half

Helping to raise awareness for Carers Lewisham at the Vitality Big Half event were our five participants Carol Page, Charlyne Williams, Kin Chiu (Kenny),  John Gan and Kaman Hau whom all of which has aimed to help us with our mission to support Carers in the London Borough of Lewisham. They have all agreed to run a half marathon at this new London Marathon Event on Sunday 4th March which they all successfully completed.             We are extremely proud of ALL of our participants hence why we would like to dedicate a special thank you to
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Telephone update

Please be aware that Carers Lewisham is migrating to a Skype phone system. This is to allow better communication between all our stakeholders and Carers Lewisham staff. For this reason, on Monday 5th February 2018, our main number may be temporarily result inactive. You can call Carers Lewisham staff members using their individual Skype phone number as below. From Tuesday 6th February, the main phone line should work as usual.
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