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Coach4Care

Coach4Care allows friends and family who are supporting someone who is dying to access the care and support they need, through the role of a coach. The coach is someone who is going through, or has been through, the same experience of caring for a dying person. This coach would assist those supporting a loved one by coaching them to develop effective ways of coping with negative experiences and find positive strategies to build resilience and well-being. The aim would be for the coaches to receive training to become coaches of other carers to build on their own knowledge and
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Super-human to swim English channel for young carers visits Young Carers Holiday Club

Londoner, Chris Styles, recently swam the cold and murky waters of the English Channel to raise money for Carers Trust and tick-off his 40th birthday bucket list! His swim took 16 hours, in 2m swell waves! He encountered cruise ships, thousands of jellyfish, chronic pain in his shoulders and being taken off course by the tide in a u-shape! Despite all of this he made it! Chris was inspired to swim for Carers Trust after reading an article about young carers published on the Guardian during Carers Trust’s Young Carers Awareness Week in January and so far he raised £7000.
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For my “nonno”, Pierino

He was 86 when he parked his bicycle by the shed. My grandfather wasn’t a cyclist and his bike was the only luxury item he had to afford in post-war rural Italy. He lived on a steep hill and worked 14 hours a day in an underground power plant down in the valley; most of the nights his bike would become a burden as he was too tired to cycle uphill and yet he had to carry it at home. When he retired I was born. He moved to the seaside and built a child bike seat to carry me
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906 miles in under 5 days!

The London-Edinburgh-London Cycling Challenge Raising Money for Young Carers   On Sunday 30th July, 1,500 people from 58 nations departed from London on their bike with the aim to cycle 906 miles, London-Edinburgh-London, in less than 5 days. It was only last January when Jeremy Beswick received the news that he had been given a place on this year’s London-Edinburgh-London (LEL) and he has been busy training ever since. The London-Edinburgh-London is not just a race, it’s the 2nd longest Audax (the official long-distance cycling organisation) in the world. It is held once every 4 years with a limited entry
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NHS England Transforming Primary Care Winter Communications Programme: Healthwatch Evaluation Survey

  About the Winter Communications Programme The Transforming Primary Care programme, part of the Healthy London Partnership, would like to receive feedback and gain an understanding of how effective last winter’s primary care communications campaign was. The campaign aimed to raise awareness of alternative ways to access health care to attending accident and emergency (A&E).   About Healthwatch Healthwatch gives people a voice. Locally Healthwatch helps people get the best from their health and social care services, whether it’s improving them today, or helping to shape them for tomorrow. Healthwatch seeks out and represents local voices to influence the delivery
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Research study on E-support for Families and Friends of Individuals affected by Psychosis

The “EFFIP” project is a 5-year research study aiming to develop and evaluate an online resource dedicated for informal carers to gain information about psychosis, and glean support and advice from others in the same position. This study is part of a bigger project entitled “EFFIP (E-support for Families and Friends of Individuals affected by Psychosis): A randomised controlled trial of a co-produced online intervention for carers” which is organised by a team of researchers at St George’s, University of London and King’s College London. The primary researcher is Jacqueline Sin. The study is funded by the National Institute of
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An introduction to the Grief Recovery Method

  Recovering from loss ’T’is better to have loved and lost then never to have loved at all’   Alfred Lord Tennyson     We all suffer loss throughout our lives and each loss is felt with the same degree of pain, although the extent and the duration of that pain may differ. There are losses which are easily recognised by our friends, family and community, such as bereavement, divorce or separation. There are other losses such as freedom, loss of health, loss of safety, early retirement, losing a relationship with a loved one even though they are still physically
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NEW FIGURES REVEAL LIFE CHANCES OF UK’S YOUNG CARERS ARE UNDER THREAT

NEW FIGURES REVEAL LIFE CHANCES OF UK’S YOUNG CARERS ARE UNDER THREAT Young carers across the UK are in danger of not getting the most out of their education or fulfilling their life ambition because they are caring for a family member, a new Carers Trust survey reveals. More than half (53%) of the young adult carers surveyed were having problems coping with school work and nearly 60% say they are struggling to meet deadlines. A third said they have to skip school most weeks. Young people are suffering a range of set-backs in pursuing their goals, with 82% of
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(YCiS) Young Carers in Schools Event

  Young Carers in Schools programme is an exciting England-wide initiative that makes it as easy as possible for schools to support young carers and awards good practice. The programme is run jointly by the Carers Trust and The Children’s Society Young Carers in Focus partners. The Carers Trust in association with Carers Lewisham ran a Young Carers in Schools event which took place on 20th October at Sydenham School. The event covered information and a breakdown on the programme including: Ofsted’s approach to Young Carers Young Carer’s new legal rights and what these mean for schools A breakdown of
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