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    Take a Break for Carers

    Hillingdon Carers have a range of breaks available for our registered Carers. Check out all the different services that are offered on a regular basis, some are one off excursions If you are interested please call the office on 01895 811206 as soon as possible   Carers Arts LBH Residents Services This is an Arts for […]

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    National Carers Week 9-15 June 2014

    There are 6.5 million carers in the UK and at least 26,000 in Hillingdon. Not many of us think of ourselves as carers, rather as husband, wife, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, friend or neighbour who is providing unpaid support to someone to enable them to live at home. It would be done out of love and devotion for a […]

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    ‘Jointly’ – share the care

    Sharing care is easier when you do it Jointly Carers UK launched a new mobile and online app designed by carers, for carers. ‘Jointly‘ is designed to make caring a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised. Once you’ve invited others into your Jointly circle, co-ordinating tasks becomes as easy as sending a text […]

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    Support Hillingdon Carers

    Donate now   We estimate that there are around 26,000 unpaid carers in the London Borough of Hillingdon.  At Hillingdon Carers we aim to provide them with the support, advice and information necessary to assist them. We rely on the generosity of individual donations to help us continue our work. A monthly gift from as little […]

  • Apr
  • 22
  • 2014

Alzheimer’s Request

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Don’t ask me to rememberDementia
don’t try and make me understand
Let me rest and know you’re with me
kiss my cheek and hold my hand.

I’m confused beyond your concept
I’m sad and sick and lost
All I know is that I need you
to be with me at all cost.

Do not lose your patience with me,
do not scold or curse or cry.
I cant help the way I’m acting,
I can’t be different, although I try.

Just remember that I need you,
that the best of me is gone.
Please don’t fail to stand beside me,
love me ’till my life is gone.

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Hillingdon Carers offer training to Carers with a person with Dementia:

‘Tomorrow is another day’

For Carers looking after someone with Dementia, to provide the skills and knowledge to improve the lives of the person with dementia.

 Life Story Book

Attend a workshop to create a ‘Life Story Book’ for the person you care for, especially for people suffering with Dementia. It is all about collecting together photos, music, memorabilia etc and putting them all together into an album that tells a story.

 Contact Nicky on 01895 811206 for more information.

  • Apr
  • 16
  • 2014

Take a Break for Carers

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Take a Break for Carers

Hillingdon Carers have a range of breaks available for our registered Carers.

Check out all the different services that are offered on a regular basis, some are one off excursions

If you are interested please call the office on 01895 811206 as soon as possible

 

Carers Arts LBH Residents Servicesarts & crafts

This is an Arts for Carers service that offers carers the opportunity to access structured arts-based courses which allows them to take a short break from their caring responsibilities. They range from all sorts of themes from floristry, creative crafts and music appreciation. The project is supported by the London Borough of Hillingdon’s Residents Services and is funded by a grant from Social Services.
www.hillingdon.gov.uk/Arts-for-carers
These courses are only available through Hillingdon Carers newsletter

Beginners’ Acoustic Guitar

Wed 30 April, 7, 14, 21 May, 4 & 11 June in West Drayton.
This course is designed to introduce learners to the techniques of playing the guitar.  Carers will be provided with their own guitar and soft case which will be theirs to keep at the end of the course.                         

Digital Image Manipulation for Beginners using Photoshop

Thurs 1, 8 & 15 May, 5 & 12 June in Uxbridge.
This course will show you how to improve or enhance your digital photo images taken with your compact or digital SLR camera.  No previous experience required.

Pottery/Ceramics

Tue 17 & 24 June, 1, 8 & 15 July  in Harlington.
Join us for this five week beginners’ course during which you will be shown how to make pots using various techniques.

If interested please call Nadia or Jag on 01895 811206

These courses are found in the newsletter that goes out three times a year to all registered carers.
This project is supported by the London Borough of Hillingdon Carers  Arts Residential Services

 

British Red Cross Therapeutic Care BRC new

Every fortnight on a Wednesday at Ruislip Manor
From 12 noon until 3.00pm
The treatment comprises basic hand and forearm massage plus a neck and shoulder massage through clothing. Light lunch provided.
Places available for immediate start for Carers north of the Borough

If interested please call Nadia or Jag on 01895 811206

 

Training 2014TrainingConsultancyProfessionalDevelopment

Training available;

Looking after your back - protect your own back when moving the person you care for
First Aid Awareness - learn the key stages of first aid procedures – (new dates available)
Wheelchair Training – safety issues, loading into a car, ramps and repairs
Life SkillsLearning everyday tasks and controlling your budget
Life Story Workshop -
 Create a memory book of your life
Tomorrow is Another Day – Carers looking after someone with Dementia

If interested please call Nicky on 01895 811206

 

Carers Cafes 2014cafe

We have five cafes around the borough, each on a different day once a month.
Northwood Carers Cafe – 2.00-3.30pm
Harefield Carers Cafe – 1.30-3.00pm
Hayes Carers Cafe – 11.00am-1.00pm
Hillingdon Carers Cafe – 10.00am-12noon
Uxbridge Carers Cafe – 10.00-12noon 
Come along and meet other carers in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.  You may bring the person you care for, as long as you are able to support their needs.

Contact the office on 01895 811206 for more information

 

Counselling counselling

Counselling has been available to carers for several years. Counselling is offered to carers that feel they are under a lot of stress and need to talk to someone who is not within the family environment.
The sessions take place on a Wednesday and usually last 50 minutes and in a private and confidential setting.

If you need this type of service please contact Nadia on 01895 811206

 

Active Gold (Carers over 60+)Active Gold

There are a range of breaks for Carers over 60+
Active Carer Cafes -Uxbridge every week  with gentle keep fit or yoga
Healthy walks with a lunch

  • 22 April – Uxbridge Stroller: Central Library, Uxbridge followed by lunch at The Good Yarn.
  • 6 May – Ruislip Lido Stroller: Bus stop at main entrance in Reservoir Road, Ruislip – bus 331 or H13, followed by lunch at The Watersedge
  • 20 May – Denham Village Stroller:  Station Parade shops, Denham UB9 5ET – bus 331, followed by lunch at The Fat Cow

Tai Chi - The benefits of this exercise is demonstrated by a growing body of clinical evidence

This project is part of the Improving Health Outcomes programme which is managed by Carers Trust with funding provided by the People’s Health Trust

  • Apr
  • 11
  • 2014

Spring Newsletter 2014

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Spring Newsletter 2014

  • Apr
  • 04
  • 2014

National Carers Week 9-15 June 2014

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National Carers Week 9-15 June 2014

There are 6.5 million carers in the UK and at least 26,000 in Hillingdon.

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Not many of us think of ourselves as carers, rather as husband, wife, mother, father, son, daughter, brother, sister, friend or neighbour who is providing unpaid support to someone to enable them to live at home. It would be done out of love and devotion for a family member,  a close neighbour or friend.

A carer is someone who regularly cares, without payment, for a relative, partner or friend, who due to illness, disability, vulnerability or frailty cannot manage at home without help.  Carers can come from all walks of life, can be of any age and can be of any racial origin.

Becoming a carer may happen gradually over a period of time, or can occur suddenly in a change of circumstances such as a hospital admission.

Without the right help and support caring can have a devastating impact – carers can quickly become cut off with their physical and emotional health, work and, their finances all hit hard.

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Carers Week Quest

The greatest ever drive to reach out to carers in the UK,  aims to reach out to the thousands of carers in the UK who are currently missing out on services and support.

 

The purpose of the Carers Week Quest is to:

  • Reach out to thousands of carers who are missing out on advice and information, support and services;
  • Encourage individuals and organisations to come together to improve how the UK’s 6.5 million carers are supported;
  • Help individuals and organisations to come together to improve how the UK’s 6.5 million carers are supported;
  • Support individuals and organisations to improve how they look after carers;
  • Provide a focus and impetus for activities throughout the UK including fundraising.

Hillingdon Carers pledge to reach out to many carers, adults and children, who are missing out on advice and information, support and services; involve local organisations in giving information and advice to carers; plan lots of activities for carers in Carers Week

  • Hillingdon Carers Fair - Tuesday 10 June 2014, 10.00am – 5.00pm
    Market Square, The Pavilions Uxbridge UB8
    Bringing several Voluntary and Statutory organisations under one roof to provide information and support to carers.
  • Northwood Carers Cafe - Tuesday 10 June 2014,  2.00-3.30pm
    Emmanuel Church, High Street Northwood
    Drop-in Carers Cafe, afternoon special, meet other carers in a friendly relaxed atmosphere.
  • Young Carers After School Club - Tuesday 10 June 2014, 3.30-6.00pm
    South Ruislip Young Peoples Centre, Victoria Road, South Ruislip
    Providing an after school club and encouraging young carers to engage in different activities
  • Active Gold Carers Cafe - Thursday 12 June 2014, 1.30-3.30pm
    Christ Church Redford Way Uxbridge
    Carers Cafe with a session of yoga, plus refreshments after exercise
  • Young Carers Awareness Day - Friday 13 June 2014
    Several schools around the borough
    Raising awareness of young carers in school assemblies and events.
  • Young Carers Saturday Club - Saturday 14 June 2014, 10.30am – 1.00pm
    Harlington Young Peoples Centre, Pinkwell Lane Hayes
    Having a celebratory breakfast and encouraging young carers to engage in different activities
  • Jan
  • 29
  • 2014

‘Jointly’ – share the care

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'Jointly' - share the care

Sharing care is easier when you do it Jointly
Carers UK launched a new mobile and online app designed by carers, for carers.

Jointly is designed to make caring a little easier, less stressful and a lot more organised. Once you’ve invited others into your Jointly circle, co-ordinating tasks becomes as easy as sending a text message. Even if you have no-one to share care with, you can use Jointly’s care organisation tools to help you stay on top of things.

Why not take a look and see how Jointly can help you?

Key features

  • Simple, intuitive group communication
  • Tasks/lists
  • Calendar
  • Profile page
  • Medication list
  • Contacts page

Jointly at a glance

Jointly combines group messaging with other useful features including to-do and medication lists, calendar and more.

Home

Invite people, see who is in your circle, view a log of recent activity

Profile

Store useful information about the person you are looking after and access it any time at a click of a button!

Messaging

Communicate with everyone in your Jointly circle at a touch of a button! Simply post a message or upload an image.

Tasks

Keep organised and on top of things by using tasks and task lists. Simply create a task and assign it to any member of your Jointly circle, including yourself, and monitor its status.

Calendar

Create date/time specific events and invite anyone in your circle.

Medications

Keep track of current and past medication of the person you are caring for. You can also upload an image to quickly recognise a medicine.

Contacts

Store useful contacts and access their details anytime, anywhere!

Settings

Manage circle and personal account settings

Information taken from Carers UK website

  • Dec
  • 20
  • 2013

The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The Hillingdon Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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The Hillingdon Hospital Trust is asking Carers to give their feedback on the services they received at any one of their hospitals

Hillingdon-Hospital front board

Hillingdon Carers would be grateful if you would complete this questionnaire based on your experience of their services. All completed questionnaires are completely anonymous and your participation is voluntary.

Thank you for your support.

 

(Please click on Carers Survey to take you to Hillingdon Hospital website)

Carers Survey

To comply with data protection and to protect your personal details, please ensure that you do not enter any personal information on the survey. If you have any follow up queries, please contact PALS on 01895 279973.

  • Jun
  • 07
  • 2013

Support Hillingdon Carers

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Support Hillingdon Carers

Donate now

 

We estimate that there are around 26,000 unpaid carers in the London Borough of Hillingdon.  At Hillingdon Carers we aim to provide them with the support, advice and information necessary to assist them.

We rely on the generosity of individual donations to help us continue our work. A monthly gift from as little as £5 would allow Hillingdon Carers to support and help them continue in their caring role while remaining healthy and managing a life of their own..

 

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