Carers Connect Network 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 Connect Newsletters 2021
- Issue 15 Carers Connect Network Christmas Issue December 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 2022
- Issue 11 Carers Connect Network Newsletter March-April 2021
- Issue 10 Carers Connect Network Newsletter January – February 2021
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, click here to read our current guide to carers and confidentiality.
We also have more accessible copies of this document which can be found below:
For an Easy Read Version, click here
For a Plain English version, click here
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 on our Trust Connect Intranet 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
Carer’s Hub Nottinghamshire
Carer’s Hub Nottinghamshire Leaflet.
Nottinghamshire Young Carers Service
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).
Nottinghamshire Carers Association work with health and social care professionals, schools, GP’s and local businesses to raise awareness of unpaid carers of all ages,
Nottingham City Council
Support for Carers
Information, advice and guidance If someone relies on you for support regularly, or is going to rely on you in the future.
Nottinghamshire Parent Carer Forum
An independent parent carer led organisation run by volunteers in Nottinghamshire and have a child or young person with an additional need and/or a disability.
Rainbow Parents Carers Forum
“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.”
Do you look after someone?
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Information for Carers
Virtual Carers Road Show
The Carers Roadshow has been running since 2013, Due to COVID-19 it has moved online. Carers Road Show Stalls offer free support and information videos 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. Services are delivered nationally in the UK. They work with local authorities, local carer centres, carer support organisations and businesses.
Notts Help Yourself
This website is designed to help people find information about a whole range of organisations and services.
Caring for someone with a learning disability Find out about the support they can offer. See their Carer’s Wellbeing Guide
and DNACPR pack.
Helping Someone you care for
It can be really worrying when someone you care about about is going through a difficult time. Mind have a range of resources to help you support other people and to look after your own wellbeing too.
Services for carers based in Nottingham City. Experienced and established. Offering a range of diverse support 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 Adult Carers
NICE’s role is to improve outcomes for people using the NHS and other public health and social care services. Find out what you can expect if you are an unpaid carer
A dementia directory to find local support services for people with dementia and their carers.
Support for Carers
Support available for carers in England
Age UK Help for Carers
If you look after a partner, relative or friend who is disabled or ill due to physical or mental health, you are a carer, even if you don’t think of yourself as one. Find out about the emotional, practical and financial support available to you.