BEST BREAKFAST UPDATE
Thanks to everyone who turned out to support us at our annual Best Breakfast on Friday 2nd November.
This includes AVC Fencing whose very kind donation provided the essentials, sausages, bacon and much, much more.
Organised by Julia, our fundraising Trustee, an amazing ££471.70 was raised towards our End of Life Care Project to support the carers of people with life limiting illness.
Thank you to everyone who generously supported the event (P.S. Julia has given advance notice that the breakfast could become an annual occasion.)
Held on Wednesday November 7th, 2018. National Stress Awareness Day is run by the International Stress Management Association (ISMA).
The aim of the day is to raise awareness, publicity and profile of stress and its impact, and reduce stigma while promoting the importance of well-being and stress reduction for individuals and organisations. This years theme is ‘Does Hi-Tech cause Hi-Stress?’ looking at the negatives and positives of the lifestyle that life with computers and the internet have brought.
Their web page on National Stress Awareness Day is available here for more information: https://isma.org.uk/national-stress-awareness-day
Age UK has focused on further understanding loneliness among people aged 50 and over and has found that, if we don’t tackle loneliness, by 2026 there will be 2 million people over 50 in England who will often feel lonely. This will have a dramatic impact on their well-being and the quality of their lives.
People, and this includes many carers, are:
- 5.5 times more likely to be often lonely if they don’t have someone to open up to when they need to talk
- 2.6 times more likely to be often lonely if they have family circumstances that prevent them doing the things they want to do.
Find out more here.
LATEST CROSSROADS UPDATE
To see what we’ve been up to over the last couple of months and find out what’s happening locally for carers.
Click on Summer Update
CarerSmart is a discount club for carers, people with care needs and staff and volunteers across the Carers Trust network.
CarerSmart members’ only cinema discounts are back and they’re better than ever– still with up to 40% off, and now including Odeon theatres as well as Cineworld, Showcase, Vue and many others. This summer will see some highly anticipated releases including Incredibles 2, Mama Mia: Here We Go Again and Mission Impossible: Fallout. So, book your tickets now and arrange some weather-proof days out that everyone can enjoy*.
*Terms and conditions apply. See website for details. Discounts vary between cinema venues. Please check when purchasing vouchers. Registration to The Cinema Society is required to access discount.
CarerSmart is managed and run on behalf of Carers Trust by Parliament Hill Ltd.
CROSSROADS CARE WOKINGHAM VIDEOS
Our two videos ‘Help for unpaid carers‘ and ‘Me Time’ are a fantastic introduction to our services. They show the dedicated work of our Carer Support Workers and how having a Me Time break can help to relieve the strains of your everyday caring role.
THANK YOU ALL
For news of Woodley Flower Club, Wokingham Choral Society, Wokingham 41 Club and Sand Martins Golf Club who, over the last few months, have been so kind in donating funds to continue our essential work providing respite to local carers please see our Current Supporters page.