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 a one off excursion If you are interested please call the office on 01895 811206 as soon as possible Christmas Market at St. Albans 28 November 2013 […]
The Medication Passport is a written record of a patient’s medicines. It is designed to improve communication between patients, Carers and Healthcare professionals and maintain a record of changes made to the patient’s medication. My Medication Passport include: Relevant information about the patient Relevant information about the patient’s GP/ other healthcare professionals […]
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 […]
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 a one off excursion
If you are interested please call the office on 01895 811206 as soon as possible
28 November 2013
There are 42 traditional wooden Christmas market stalls to explore. Plus carols on the hour and plenty of Christmas cheer!
Leaving Uxbridge at 9.30am and leaving St Albans at 2.30pm (we cannot guarantee an arrival time back in Uxbridge)
If interested please call the office on 01895 811206 ASAP
Northwood Carers Cafe - 3 December 2013
Tea dance with festive treats. Trip the light fantastic to the sounds of Terry & Rita Crump, who perform at the LBH Tea Dances.
Come and join us during this joyful time of year, meet other carers in a friendly, cheerful atmosphere.
You may bring the person you care for, as long as you can support their needs.
If interested please contact Nicky ASAP on 01895 811206, for catering purposes.
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
First Aid Awareness available on 21 November 2013 at Civic Centre, Uxbridge
10.15am – 12.30pm, with a short break in-between
Learn the key stages of First Aid procedures
There is other training available;
Moving & Handling - protect your own back when moving the person you care for
Being a Carer - information on carers assessments and benefit services
Wheelchair - safety issues, loading into a car, ramps and repairs
Life Skills - Basic cookery, ironing, basic car maintenance and more
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
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
NEW 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 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
There are a range of breaks for Carers over 60+
Active Carer Cafes – with gentle keep fit or yoga
Excursions or small trips
Healthy walks with a lunch
Healthy MOT Days
Mindfulness – coping strategies
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
12 February 2014
Explore the days gone by while wandering through Milestone’s old cobbled streets. Take in some shopping and discover what the corner shops were like before the chain stores took over!
Leaving Uxbridge 9.45am and leaving Basingstoke at 2.30pm (we cannot guarantee an arrival time in uxbridge)
If interested please contact Nicky, Nadia or Jag on 01895 811206
These breaks offer carers the opportunity to access structured arts-based courses allowing them to take a short break from their caring responsibilities. These range from all sorts of themes from floristry, creative crafts and music appreciation.
Bags, Tags & Boxes – Wednesday 4 & 11 December 2013
These two sessions show you how to make a variety of items suitable for the festive season, perfect for gifts, table decorations, tree decorations or cards.
Oil Painting for Beginners – 23, 30 Jan, 6, 13, 27 Feb & 6 Mar 2014
Our six week course will give learners a chance to explore. Designed for people who have never painted but wants to try!
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 Arts Service
The Medication Passport is a written record of a patient’s medicines. It is designed to improve communication between patients, Carers and Healthcare professionals and maintain a record of changes made to the patient’s medication.
My Medication Passport include:
- Relevant information about the patient
- Relevant information about the patient’s GP/ other healthcare professionals
- List of medicines the patient cannot take and the reasons why
- Compliance aids in use
- List of the patient’s current medicines
- Changes made to current medicines and why
- Blank pages for the patient to record additional medical information such as vaccinations, screenings etc.
My Medication Passport is available in two formats:
An easy to carry booklet
An app for iPhone and Android smartphones and tablets
Hard copies are available from the Advice Centre – pop in and pick up your FREE copy
The Lions Message In a Bottle scheme is a simple idea designed to encourage people to keep their personal and medical details on a standard form and in a common location – the fridge.
The bottle is kept in the fridge, where the emergency services will be able to find it in the event of being called to your home. They will know you have a bottle by the two labels displayed on the inside of the front door or on the main entrance to your home and the other is for the door of your fridge.
It will save the Emergency Services valuable time identifying you and your emergency contacts, whether you have special medication or allergies or not. It is a potential lifesaver and provides peace of mind to users and their friends and families.
Bottles are FREE of charge and can be collected from Hillingdon Carers Information & Advice Centre.
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.
At Hillingdon Carers, we are committed to providing an exceptional service to all our clients, whether they are carers, professionals or others.
To make improvements to our services we would like our registered carers to use the online survey and give us their feedback.
This can be found on the top of the page under heading HILLINGDON CARERS SURVEY