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    Volunteers needed

    Volunteering with Hillingdon Carers Hillingdon Carers is a local charity supporting people who look after relatives and friends with special needs, disabilities or long-term illness in the London Borough of Hillingdon       The benefits of volunteering: Enjoy being part of a thriving, friendly organisation Personal satisfaction, achievement and enjoyment Gaining skills and valuable […]

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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   There are a range of breaks for Carers 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 […]

  • Aug
  • 20
  • 2014

Arts for Carers – spaces available

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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

Dare to Write

5 week course: Wednesdays 10, 17 & 24 September, 1 & 8 October 
10.00 am-12.00 noon in Ickenham.
As well as providing you with a comprehensive guide to all aspects of creative writing, this course will also show you how to use writing as a therapeutic tool.

Globe Theatre Tour & Exhibition, London.

Thursday 11 September
9.30 am-3.15 pm in London.
Escorted visit to the Globe Theatre for a guided tour of the theatre and visit to the exhibition.

Puppet Animations

5 week course: Thursdays 25 September, 2, 9, 16 & 23 October
10.00 am-1.00 pm in West Drayton
This is a fun, hands on workshop designed for you to tell your own short story, using found materials, crafts and everyday objects. The workshop will end with you recording your puppet animation as a one-shot video.

Chinese Brush Painting

4 week course: Mondays 29 September, 6, 13 & 20 October
10.00 am-2.00 pm in Ruislip Manor.
Learn the ancient art of brush painting. An opportunity for carers who missed out last time

Crystal Beading for Gifts

3 week course: Tuesdays  7, 14 & 21 October
10.00 am-1.00 pm in  Hayes.
Learn how to use crystal beads to design and create jewellery items such as earrings, rings, necklaces and bracelets.

Calligraphy & Paper Crafts

5 week course: Mondays 3, 10, 17, 24 November & 1 December
10.00am-12.00 noon in Ruislip Manor.
Create a variety of bags, tags and boxes to a Christmas theme and personalise with calligraphy.

Create a Silver Ring

2 week course: Thursday 6 & 13 November
10.00 am-1.00 pm Uxbridge.
Design and make a beautiful silver ring as a gift for someone or to keep for yourself.

Introduction to Cake Decorating

2 week course: Saturdays 10 & 17 January 2015
10.00 am-1.00 pm in  Uxbridge.
Beginners’ guide to the techniques of cake decoration.

Create a Sculpture

5 week course: Tuesdays 13, 20, 27 January, 3 & 10 February 2015
11.00 am-2.00 pm in Harlington.
Model and carve clay to create a ceramic sculpture such as an animal using a selection of tools and discover various ways to finish your work.

Contact Hillingdon Carers 01895 811206 for further information and express your interest.

  • Jul
  • 28
  • 2014

Summer Newsletter 2014

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Summer Newsletter 2014

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  • Jul
  • 18
  • 2014

Volunteers needed

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Volunteers needed

Volunteering with Hillingdon Carers

Hillingdon Carers is a local charity supporting people who look after relatives and friends with special needs, disabilities or long-term illness in the London Borough of Hillingdon

 

 

 

The benefits of volunteering:

  • Enjoy being part of a thriving, friendly organisation
  • Personal satisfaction, achievement and enjoyment
  • Gaining skills and valuable experience plus receiving relevant support and training
  • Occupying time in a meaningful and constructive way
  • Be paid for travelling expenses

Volunteers at Hillingdon Carers are treated in the same respectful and courteous manner as paid members of staff. We hope that this will be a positive and rewarding experience bringing with it, its own challenges.
We allow our volunteers to develop their existing skills and acquire new ones for their own personal or academic development and enjoyment.

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Trustees

We wish to recruit new unpaid members to join our nine-strong governing body, the Board of Trustees.

We need people who can help direct Hillingdon Carers towards achieving its mission and ensure the organisation is effectively managed. You would need to be able to make a commitment to Hillingdon Carers and devote the necessary time; have strategic vision, independent judgement, an ability to think creatively and a willingness to speak your mind. Ideally, the new trustees will also have skills and experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Knowledge/experience of being a carer
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing

We are particularly keen to maintain a diverse board of trustees, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.

We will pay trustees’ travel expenses and provide an induction into Hillingdon Carers work. You will be expected to contribute roughly one day a month of your time.

 

Assistant Information Technician 

Information Technology has fundamentally changed both the way that we live our lives and the way in which business is conducted. IT plays an integral role in all industries, and therefore provides an interesting and rewarding career with a progression of opportunities.

  • An exciting opportunity has arisen for an enthusiastic individual to work with the Carers Information Coordinator on our Social Media sites.
  • The suitable volunteer will need to be a flexible team worker, who is able to monitor and deliver a high quality service.
  • Good computer skills in packages such as MS office and WordPress will be important, along with excellent communication skills, stamina and a positive attitude towards training and personal development.
  • Some experience of computer technology would be preferable 
  • Given the opportunity to receive FREE training to update CV
  • Travel expenses will be reimbursed
  • Receive regular  supervision from our internal Volunteer Manager

If you have a few hours spare and would like to volunteer, please contact the office on 01895 811206 or pop into our Information & Advice Centre. where you can pick up a Volunteers pack.

 

 

 

  • Jun
  • 18
  • 2014

Carers Conference 2014

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Carers Conference 2014

‘Am i being unreasonable?’

Equipping Carers to feel more confident in understanding what a ‘reasonable expectation’ might be when their relative of friend uses health, social care or other services.

If you were unable to attend the conference but would like to know the outcomes:

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  • 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

 


Active Gold

There are a range of breaks for Carers

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Uxbridge every Thursday 11.00-12.00noon  -
Watts Hall, Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge 

Cardio/legs, bums & tums/dance/new body
Light refreshments provided

 

Carers Cafe 

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Watts Hall, Christ Church, Redford Way, Uxbridge 

Keep fit or yoga on alternative weeks
Light refreshments provided

 

Health MOT days

Tuesday 19 August 2014

Ickenham Village Hall, 33 Swakeleys Road, Ickenham, UB10 8DG.
12.00– 3.00pm.Free-Health-Check1
CNWL, CCG, British Red Cross, Telecare, Sports Development, Dental, Stroke Assoc, McMillan, Stop Smoking, Cancer Community Centre, HCIL, The Hillingdon Hospital Trust, Bowel Cancer Screening, London Ambulance, Healthwatch Hillingdon and Re-think Mental Illness.

Tuesday 18 November 2014

Yiewsley Methodist Church Hall, Fairfield Road, Yiewsley,  UB7 8ES.
10.00am – 1.00pm.
CNWL, CCG, British Red Cross, Telecare, Sports Development, Dental, Stroke Assoc, McMillan, Stop Smoking, Cancer Community Centre, HCIL, The Hillingdon Hospital Trust, Bowel Cancer Screening, London Ambulance, Healthwatch Hillingdon and Re-think Mental Illness.

 

Pamper Days with Uxbridge College

‘Distinction’, Hayes Campus, Hayespamper days
Hair and beauty treatments will be available from the college students.
Register your interest from September 2014.

 

 

 

Carers Trip to Whipsnade Zoo

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Please call the office on 01895 811206 to register your interest.

 

 

 

Active Gold Project is funded by London Borough of Hillingdon 

 

 

 

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 to Carers registered with Hillingdon Carers

Exciting new ‘Arts for Carers’ courses in the Summer newsletter

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


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Carers Training

Looking after your back

Reminds you how to look after your own back as well as offering ideas for the safe manoeuvre and positioning of those that you care for.
These training sessions will be held in Uxbridge from 10.15am – 12.30pm

First Aid Awareness

Takes you through the key stages of first aid procedures to help you assist someone who has been injured or appears unconscious.
These training sessions will be held in Civic Centre, Uxbridge from 10.15am – 12.30pm

Wheelchair Training

This is available to anyone who uses  a manual or powered wheelchair.
Training will contain safety issues, loading into cars, ramps for the house, repairs and insurance.
This training session will take place at Hillingdon Centre for Independent Living (HCIL), Judge Health Lane, Hayes between 10.00am – 12.00 noon

Life Skills

Do you struggle with day to day chores? Maybe your partner dealt with certain matters and you now need support.
Hillingdon Carers can help you with skills  such as ironing certain articles or learning to sew on a button! , best way of putting on a duvet cover, basic cooking skills to using a microwave , controlling financial difficulties, basic car maintenance and tuning the tv into digital to reading the meters.
These training sessions will be held in the Carers Room, Hillingdon Carers

Life Story Workshop

Would you like to 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.
These training sessions will be held in the Carers Room, Hillingdon Carers

Tomorrow is Another Day

Carers looking after someone with Dementia, to provide the skills and knowledge to improve the lives of the person with dementia.
These training sessions will be held in the Carers Room, Hillingdon Carers

If interested, book your place with Nicky on 01895 811206

 

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We have four cafes around the borough, each on a different day once a month.

Uxbridge Carers Cafe – 10.00-12noon
1st Monday of every month

Northwood Carers Cafe – 2.00-3.30pm
2nd Tuesday of every month

Harefield Carers Cafe – 1.30-3.00pm
4th Tuesday of every month

Hayes Carers Cafe – 11.00am-1.00pm
Last Thursday of every month

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 usually last 50 minutes and in a private and confidential setting.

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

 

 

  • 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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