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Parachute Jump

On 2nd June 2016, we have volunteers who will kindly parachute jump to raise funds for us. Caroline is an artist & teacher, last tear she raised over £3,000 for women’s Charities. We are glad to be her chosen charity for this event. Another volunteer, Andrew is “planning to defeat gravity using nothing more than a piece of cloth” You can support by Caroline by donating at everyclick.com/underwood Or donate to Andrew at everyclick.com/andrewfindlay Does your bucket list include a Parachute jump, how about being our next volunteer? Contact Julie for details on 02086998686
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Carers Week 6th -12th June 2016

Carers Lewisham will be holding an event for all carers on Wednesday 8th June 2016 10:00am to 3:00pm at the *Irish Community Centre, 2A Davenport Road, Catford, SE6 2AZ. There will be community stalls offering advice and information throughout the day. Local business’ and organisations are invited to attend and show their support for local carers.   This year’s theme for carers week is ‘Building Carer Friendly Communities’. Carer Friendly Communities are places where carers feel supported to look after their family or friends, and recognised as individuals with needs of their own. Carers UK are asking people to RECOMMEND organisations, services
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Supporting carers to get back to work – Consultation with carers

Carers Trust and London Network Partners are working together to develop a programme to support carers in tackling the barriers to find / stay in / return to work.  We are applying for a grant from the Big Lottery Fund to fund this and would like to get your views to help us develop the appropriate activities that will make a real difference to carers. All fully completed questionnaires will be entered into a prize draw to win a £100 Marks & Spencer voucher. The survey is now live via this link: https://goo.gl/UAE8lf Thank you.
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Health Help Now

NHS Lewisham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has launched a new mobile and online service to help local people to understand where they should go for treatment, especially when they need healthcare in a hurry or late at night or at the weekend.   The Health Help Now app can be downloaded for free at http://www.healthhelpnow-nhs.net/ for web users or by searching in your smart phone app store.  It helps people check their symptoms and find the best place for treatment – showing which nearby services are open.  Importantly, it will help people to know when to go to A&E, and
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Park the Charges!

Carers UK is working with Julie Cooper MP to campaign to make hospital parking free for carers in England. The more support they have, the more likely the Bill will be successful. #parkthecharges Find out more
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Young Carers Stressed but Proud

As the UK’s largest carers’ charity Carers Trust launches a new website and online community for young carers, new research has shown the shocking effect needing to care for parents or siblings has on the wellbeing of young people who care for others. The research with over 350 unpaid young carers from carers groups around the country compares the findings with a YouGov poll of 457 non-carers* aged 8-15. When the answers of the 457 non-carers are compared to the 200 young carers who were in the 8-15 age group the carers were less happy, more worried, sadder and more
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Help in case of a power cut

UK Power Networks is the electricity distribution network operator covering your area and The Priority Service Register is a free service they provide to vulnerable people who may need extra support during a power cut.  This includes households with residents who are elderly, disabled, chronically ill, visually impaired or blind, individuals who have a hearing impairment or are deaf or those that rely on medical equipment. During a power cut, households who’ve signed up to the Priority Service Register will receive a priority number to call, regular text message or phone updates and, in emergencies, extra support including British Red
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Osteopathy at Carers Lewisham

Mark Woolman is offering reduced rate osteopathy for carers on Tuesday evenings between 4:00pm and 8pm. Osteopathy is an effective and gentle form of manual therapy for discomfort related to posture and movement. Please call Carers Lewisham to book an appointment:  020 8699 8686   Carers Week 6th -12th June 2016 Carers Lewisham will be holding an event for all carers on Wednesday 8th June 2016 10:00am to 3:00pm at the *Irish Community Centre, 2A Davenport Road, Catford, SE6 2AZ. There will be community stalls offering advice and information throughout the day. Local business’ and organisations are invited to attend and show their
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Homeshare comes to Lewisham

Carers Lewisham are working with other carers organisations in London  as part of a consortium called Novus are now running a project called Homeshare . Homeshare is a scheme which matches people looking for a place to live that they can afford with older or other vulnerable people willing to share their accommodation with someone in return for company and 10 hours light help per week. Both sides pay a fee to Novus Homeshare for the match, security checking and for on-going support. This scheme, which was only running in north London, has only recently been taken over by Novus is now London wide.
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Britain’s Youngest Carers

Carers Lewisham will feature with Oritse from JLS in a documentary about Britain’s Youngest Carers It will be airing Wednesday 9th July at 11pm on Channel 4 and will be available on 4-OD for up to 30 days. For Tweeters see#britainsyoungestcarers. You can follow the film makers on @MaroonProds and Oritsé on@Oritse. There will also be tweets from@OritseBYCPromo. The film will also have double and single page spreads in publications such as Hello, The Daily Mail, Closer and Radio Times to name a few this coming week and Oritsé will be on the sofa on This Morning on Tuesday 8th July.
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