AT LAST – Carers Action Plan is released!!
After lengthy ‘Call for Evidence’ consultations in 2016, the Government has finally published the Carers Action Plan.
This details its short-term plans to improve support for carers over the next 2 years.
The equally long-awaited Green Paper on reforming the funding of social care for older people is due in the summer. It is hoped this will address the key issue concerning the shortage of funding, both for social care services and the availability of carers support, including essential respite breaks.
Caring for a friend or family member can be extremely rewarding. However, it can be easy for carers to neglect their own needs and they can be unaware of the support available to them.
For Carers’ Week Carers’ Week Age UK has put together some information guides to help carers fulfil their role as carer, both practically and emotionally:
Carers Week 2018
11 – 17 June
Carers Week in 2018 is looking at all the ways we can support carers to stay Healthy and Connected. Building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of their own.
For news of what’s happening locally see: Wokingham and District.
Find out here how we can help carers across the country to become: Healthy and Connected.
Crossroads Quiz at Sand Martins Golf Club
Our second fundraising Quiz was held at Sand Martins Golf Club on 20th April.
Thanks to the support of the Club, it’s members and our own friends, family and trustees, a wonderful £610 has been raised towards our End of Life Care Project. This helps us to provide much needed breaks to local carers looking after someone with a life-limiting illness such as cancer.
Find out more here.
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.
Wokingham 41 Club Presentation
Left to right:
Mike Boyle, Julia Tredwell, Tony Wright (Chairman for the night), Alan Bromage
How The Herbert Protocol can help families of people with Dementia
The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme being introduced by the 5 Search & Rescue teams of Thames Valley in partnership with Thames Valley Police and other agencies. It encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.
Find more details and the forms to register here.
View the 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.