With the Coronavirus pandemic, it is changing things for everybody. Harrow’s unpaid carers are at the very front line. These are the people who are looking after a vulnerable member of their family, a friend or a neighbour. Many have been doing this for years, but in the last couple of weeks it’s got much tougher.
We are seeking your help to raise funds to tackle the impact of the coronavirus pandemic with increased costs including buying new electronic equipment for staff so they can safely work at home. With the increased risks we have had to recruit new care support workers urgently who are caring for vulnerable people in our community and these people are vital during this tough time.
We have had an amazing response to our appeal for volunteers to help at this time but now we need your help with funds to pay for essential things we need to provide the vital support which is needed now and in the future. We are urging you to help support our new COVID-19 initiative and services:
- We are offering telephone counselling sessions and advice for our distressed and isolated carers.
- We will be delivering essential supplies such as prescriptions to relieve some stress off our carers so they don’t have to leave their loved ones alone.
- We are providing homecare for patients discharged from hospital early, through our dedicated staff visiting peoples’ homes
Your donation will mean we can deliver support, medicines and food to the most vulnerable in our community, especially in times of emergency like this, making a difference to many lives.
£20 will help us to provide food and essential items for a carer and their family for a week
£50 will help us to provide counselling and support for a carer for 3 months
£100 will help us to provide daily support and care for a carer and their family who need homecare for a week
Please click the link to support Harrow Carers https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/harrow-carers-coronavirus-appeal
Working from home is often the only way many of our carers can work, as it not only provides an income, but allows for the highest level of flexibility; you can work the hours that suit you, whether it’s early morning or late at night. There are free business plan templates and help and advice on how to write your business plan.
Click here to download a business plan template – supplied by Start Up Loans London
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Please speak to your Employment Advisor for further support – Tina, Nem or Omer or contact the office on 020 8868 5224 Ext 218 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff from Carers Trust and its London-based Network Partners gathered in central London to celebrate the success of a project that’s helping unpaid carers move back into employment.
They were joined by carers from across London who have benefited from the project.
Since October 2016 146 unpaid carers or former carers have found employment thanks to Working for Carers, an innovative partnership between Carers Trust and its London-based Network Partners.
A further 84 have moved into education or training while 74 are actively searching for work. Many more of the 739 carers or former carers who have registered with the project have taken a step forward by developing their CV and building confidence through attending project workshops.
Having demonstrated its success in engaging carers and helping them move back into work, Working for Carers will now move into a second phase of growth. The project aims to register and support increasing numbers of carers across London. And it will also implement learning from the first phase of the project, with a stronger focus on both employer engagement and tighter recruitment criteria for carers.
Speaking at the Working for Carers showcase event, Malcolm Moore, one of the carers who has been helped back into employment, said:
“My Working for Carers Employment Personal Adviser, Nem, has supported me since 2018. He helps people like myself in difficult and challenging personal circumstances begin the return to employment with one-to-one support, advice and training.”
If you would like to talk to Nem or the Working for Carers Team, please contact us on 0208 868 5224 ext 218 or email email@example.com
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Photo: © Carers Trust
On a wet and wild Saturday in the Welsh Mountains, Martin completed one of the UK’s toughest marathons, Snowdonia Marathon. We want to say a massive thank you to Martin for what he has achieved and well done for going beyond his goal of £1,000!
Snowdonia Marathon is far from flat and has a total height gain of 838m with an accent in the final 3 miles, but then is all down hill for the final 0,2miles!!!
If you would like to donate to Harrow Carers please click here
Thursday 21st November 2019
Helping you find your way. Whether you are a new carer or have been caring for someone for a while, we believe that it’s important that you understand your rights and are able to access the support that is available to you as soon as you need it. Each year, Carers Rights Day helps us:
– ensure carers are aware of their rights
– let carers know where to get help and support
– raise awareness of the needs of carers.
Every day 6,000 people in the United Kingdom become carers, something few have been able to plan for. From the start, they may find themselves needing to talk to health and social care providers; to negotiate with their employers on how to juggle work with caring; to deal with the intricacies of the benefits system or to consider how to fund future care costs. All of this while they are coming to terms with their new caring responsibilities. It’s no wonder that caring can feel overwhelming, bewildering and stressful.
This Carers Rights Day we’re joining together with organisations from across the UK to help carers in their local communities find their way. Whether they are struggling with navigating a maze of health and social services, looking for places to access information, or finding they need extra support to cope with the pressures of caring, we’ll help empower them to find any assistance that will benefit them.
For more information please click here for Carers UK website