Carers Connect Newsletters
In April 2020, we started to produce a newsletter for unpaid carers which contained information and support available. All the newsletters are available below. If you’d like to contribute to future issues, please get in touch with us.
Carer Update Newsletters 2021
- Issue 14 Carers Connect Network Newsletter Issue 14 Oct – Nov 2021
- Issue 13 Carers Connect Newsletter Aug-Sep 2021
- Issue 12 Carers Connect Network Newsletter June -July 2021
- Carers Quick Guide June 2021
- Issue 11 Carers Connect Network Newsletter March-April 2021
- Issue 10 Carers Connect Network Newsletter January – February 2021
Carer Update Newsletters 2020
- Carers Connect Christmas Newsletter Issue 9 2020
- Issue 7 September 2020 Carers Connect Newsletter
- Issue 6 August 5 2020 Carers Connect Newsletter
- Issue 5 June 30 2020 Carers Week special
- Issue 4 June 22 2020 Carers Connect Network Update
- Issue 3 May 29 2020 Carers Week & Triangle of Care
- Issue 2 May 6 2020 Carers Connect Network Update
- Issue 1 April 2020 Supporting Carers During Corona Virus
Support for Carers
Nottinghamshire Healthcare is committed to working in partnership with carers. As part of the Triangle of Care standards, we have nominated Carer Leads and Carer Champions within our services. We also have a number of Carer Support Groups that are run throughout our services. To find out the Carer Lead for your service, ask your care co-ordinator or lead healthcare professional for information.
The main Nottinghamshire Healthcare site also has information and support for families and carers in addition to the links and information we’ve gathered below.
Carers and Confidentiality
We think that it is important to work closely with carers and share information, in order to help in the care and treatment of our service users and patients. To find out more, read our guide to carers and confidentiality.
Carer’s Connect Network
The Carers Connect Network provides a forum for carers and staff to discuss and influence the progress of the Involvement, Experience and Volunteering strategy and The Triangle of Care. It provides an opportunity to share good practice and to report on progress and areas of improvement or concern to the Trust. To keep you up to date with the latest news the Carers Connect Network are meeting online every month using Microsoft Teams. For more information, take a look at our dedicated Carers Connect Network page.
If you think you can make a difference come and join us.
Family and Volunteer Support Service, Rampton
Rampton Hospital has its own team that provides advice and support to any family member, friend, carer or volunteer befriender of patients at Rampton Hospital. The Family & Volunteer Support Service is part of the Social Care Service. The team provides advice and support to any family member, friend, carer or volunteer befriender of patients at Rampton Hospital. Take a look at their dedicated pages on the main Nottinghamshire Healthcare website for more specialised information and how to contact them.
Employers for Carers
Nottinghamshire Healthcare are members of the Employers for Carers scheme. This “Carer Confident” benchmarking scheme helps employers build a supportive and inclusive workplace for staff who are or will become carers and to make the most of the talents that carers can bring to the workplace. We launched a dedicated Employers for Carers page in June 2021 for staff who also have a caring role.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
Carer Support Organisations
“We are a parent/carer led organisation whose mission is to ‘Support and Empower Families to be Heard and Achieve Better Outcomes’. We have members from both Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire.”
“Through our carers’ groups and volunteers we’re reaching out in local communities throughout the UK and online. If you’re new to caring, we want to make sure you get the right support from the start.”
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Information for Carers booklet.
Carer’s Hub Nottinghamshire Leaflet.
Carer’s Hub for Nottingham City leaflet.
Helps young carers take breaks and get hold of information, advice and support when it’s needed. Service provided by Tu Vida (formerly known as Carers Trust East Midlands).
Information, advice, support and advocacy in Nottingham City.
The Carers Roadshow has been running since 2013, but this year due to the outbreak of COVID-19 it has become virtual! Here is the box set of Virtual Carers Road Show Stalls offering different types of free support and information to all unpaid carers in Nottingham City & County
Mobilise is a community of unpaid carers supporting each other online using community, tools and resources. Services are free for unpaid carers designed to be useful to a wide variety of caring situations. Services are delivered nationally in the UK. They work with local authorities, local carer centres, carer support organisations and businesses.
This website is designed to help people find information about a whole range of organisations and services.
Information and support for Carers in Nottingham City
Allies in Adult Mental Health, Nottinghamshire. A registered charity providing support to those people affected by mental ill health, mostly adults and often supported by their parents the main carers, other relatives and family members and friends.
Supporting Carers of All Ages
Young Carer Support, Counselling, Advocacy, Training
Quality Standard in Carer Support