Carers Forum 11 September 2.00pm-4.00pm West Bridgford Library
Carers Forum 20 March 2.30 – 4.00pm Keyworth Library
Dan Godley from the Carers Implementation Group gave an update on the Carers consultation and the future of carers services review. So far 7,000 surveys had been sent out and 1,164 people had responded. Review of Carer Services Co- Production Workshops were taking place in March. Topics would include Direct Payments. Sarah Wells the new Commissioning Officer attended the meeting and introduced herself to members.
It was announced that following a procurement exercise the contract for End of Life Pathways service had been awarded to Carers Trust East Midlands and had commenced on 1 January 2018. The contract duration was 2 years.
2 Link workers from Let’s Live well in Rushcliffe attended to give an overview on the project. Over 200 people had taken the opportunity to talk to a health coach or link worker about lifestyle changes and a Self care web page was being developed. For more details email:LLRWiR@nottshc.nhs.uk Text or phone 07909 890 699
Carers Forum 19 September 2017, 2:30 – 4:00pm, Keyworth Library
The forum meeting included a presentation on the Carers Implementation Group by guest speaker Dan Godley of Nottinghamshire County Council. Mike Pevrill of Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ageUK spoke on the Rushcliffe Carers Stocktake Project and Sally Charles of the Nottinghamshire Carers Hub provided the group with information on the Keyworth Carer Support Group.
Carers Forum 17 January 2017, 2.30 – 4.00pm. Keyworth Library
The meeting featured an update from Sue Knowles on the Carers Implementation Group and presentations on the Click Homeshare project from Megan McFarlane (Homeshare Coordinator) and the Pathways Carer Support Service from Claire Haigh.
Forum members were also given an opportunity to discuss health issues and concerns, to share any useful information and to participate in a relaxation session of readings and poems.
Carers Forum 22 November 2016, 2.30 - 4.00pm, Keyworth Library
Carers Forum 27 September 2016, 2.30-4.00pm, Keyworth Library
Penny Spice gave an update on the Carers Implementation Group and explained plans for use of the Better Care Fund. Hannah Sampson gave a presentation on the NCC Early Resolution and Independence project and ways in which it would improve the sharing of information and service advice.
Carers Forum 19 April 2016, 2.30 - 4.00pm, Keyworth Library
“It helped me to solve a few things in my mind”
We recently ran a series of workshops for family Carers across Nottinghamshire. The workshops focused on the use of personalised music as a tool for comfort, relaxation and resilience. JoCo Learning & Development developed the workshop using the ‘My Music Oasis’ toolkit one of a series by the charity musicworks.
Carers were able to consider the importance of their own health and welbeing in a very positive and encouraging way. They discussed how to gain personal time to rest and relax and maintaining personal identity (beyond
the Carer). Carers valued being in a safe space that advocated - “gave permission” – one Carer said to express self-love and think about self before the person they support. For many it was the first time the spotlight had been shone on their individual needs.
One Carer gave a personal address to the group. He spoke movingly and positively about his experience of caring for his wife but also about how in the process he had neglected his own health and wellbeing resulting in his poor health today. He warned others to take care of themselves and said he wished this workshop had been around years ago as the messages of self-care and resilience were not often heard.
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