Time to Talk

Time to Talk

Thursday 4th February 2021. Small conversation about mental health has the power to make a big difference.

We know that the more conversations we have, the more myths we can bust and barriers we can break down, helping to end the isolation, shame and worthlessness that too many of us with mental health problems are made to feel.

Time to Talk Day is the day that we get the nation talking about mental health. This year’s event might look a little different, but at times like this open conversations about mental health are more important than ever.

We need your help to start the conversation this Time to Talk Day – together we can end mental health stigma.

For more information visit Time to Change

LondonADASS Carers Festival

LondonADASS Carers Festival

Saturday 26th September 1pm-6pm online using zoom –   Celebrating the role of carers across the Capital.

The festival concept was proposed following consultation with carer representatives across London.

To book the Carers Festival – click the following link https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/celebrating-the-role-of-carers-across-the-capital-tickets-119850852125

To access the Carer Festival Programme click the following link https://londonadass.org.uk/annual-carers-festival/

To view the LondonADASS Annual Carer Festival flyer click here

CV’s & Covering Letters

CV’s & Covering Letters

Writing a CV that will make you stand our can seem daunting, but if you can get help from employment support services such as Working for Carers.

Writing a CV
A good CV is one or two pages of A4, and includes the following:

– Personal details: name and contact details.
– Personal statement: short summary of your skills and career goals.
– Work experience: job title, organisation,employment dates and main responsibilities.
– Education: institution, dates and qualifications.
– Skills and achievements: in and outside work.

You can also add your hobbies, and note that references can be provided on request. Ask one or two people if they would be happy to provide a reference. This could be a manager, colleague, tutor or other professional.

Your caring role
You can mention your caring role on your CV, but this is up to you. It may help an employer understand any gaps in your work history.Think about the skills you have gained
as a carer as these may be useful in the workplace.For example, you might have gained skills in time management, form filling, budgeting and negotiating.

To read the CV’s and Coverings Information fact sheet, click here.

If you would like to join the Working for Carers CV Writing Skills online workshop on Thursday 20th August, please click here

Balancing Work & Caring

Balancing Work & Caring

Balancing a job with your caring role can be difficult and you may need time to adjust. You might need to ask for help to manage your working life, especially if there is a change in your caring role:

  • – Find out about support for carers in your workplace
  • – Talk to your manager about any adjustments to your working arrangements that you
  •     may need in the short or long-term.
  • – Talk to the person you are caring for about support you may need.
  • – Make sure you and the person you are caring for have a carer’s assessment.

Click here to read the information fact sheet

Carers Week Video

Carers Week Video

Carers Trust were thrilled that Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal joined four carers and their CEO, Gareth Howells, in a very special video call to mark Carers Week.

Please click here to take you to Carers Trust to view the video

The Queen spoke to Alex from Swansea, Nadia and Amna from London and Mary from Dumfries about the challenges they face as primary carers and how they manage to balance their caring responsibilities with maintaining their own physical and mental wellbeing.

And turning to the Making Caring Visible theme for this year’s Carers Week, The Queen and The Princess Royal spoke  to Carers Trust CEO Gareth Howells about the importance of highlighting the vital role played by unpaid carers, and how carers can access the support they need.

The video call follows an earlier video message from The Princess Royal to carers to mark the beginning of Carers Week. The Princess Royal has championed the cause of unpaid carers for over 30 years and is President of Carers Trust.

Click Carers Trust for further details

National Employability Day

National Employability Day

In celebration of National Employability Day on 26th June 2020 Working for Carers are running an online session on Interview Techniques

This session is for unpaid carers aged 25 or over who are interested in moving closer to employment and will cover:

  • How to answer competency based questions
  • How to prepare for an interview
  • How to explain an employment gap
  • How to highlight your key and transferable skills

This online session will be run using zoom – once registered we will provide you with the link to join the session. Please register your place on Eventbrite