This blog has been written by Trevor Clower. He has been a volunteer with Nottinghamshire Healthcare for over a decade. Many staff may remember him speaking about his role as a carer at their Trust induction days. The Involvement, Experience & Volunteering Team thank you Trevor for your many valuable contributions to improving the lives of service users, carers, staff and fellow volunteers.
I have been a member of the Involvment Group for close on 10 years now, and it is with a heavy heart that I must tell you of my retirement from all my voluntary work, effective from April 2021.
As you may know, I have been doing the Carers Roadshows for the past 9 years, last year I produced the Virtual Carers Roadshow, to deal with the effects of the pandemic.
Having received a National Service User’s Award, in 2020, for my work with the Carers Roadshows, things have developed on the National Stage and I am helping Bury Healthwatch, Wiltshire & Summerset Councils to produce a Carers Roadshow in their cities and counties.
It is my intention to produce a Carers Roadshow in every City & County in the UK.
To do this work it will take up a lot of my time, therefore I am retiring from all my voluntary commitments I have with the Trust, as well as another 28 different originations, to allow myself the time to put my energy into this project.
I feel this is the right time to attempt this project, but hard to stop going to the many meetings we have and I will miss the incredibly talented people I have had the honor of working with, over the years.
I been given the opportunity to write this to ensure everyone knows of my intentions throughout the Trust and the reasons why.
Stay Safe Everyone.
My Very Best Wishes,
Trevor Clower – Unpaid Carer
Blogs by trevor clower
Living a Life in Lockdown – reflections from Trevor, an unpaid carer
Isolation is something I have lived with for many years. I am an unpaid carer for my son Scott who lives independently, we talk on the phone to keep in touch. But living a life in lockdown is challenging and…
My Health Battleground (with the NHS on my side) by Trevor Clower
Trevor Clower I was never ill or sick in any way up until I retired in 2009 aged 63. During an annual health check in 2010, the NHS found I had prostate cancer which threw me…
Happy Carers Week and Happy Birthday to the NHS From Trevor
Carers Week 2018 looks at all the ways carers can be supported to stay healthy and connected. Trevor is a volunteer and a familiar face at Notts Healthcare. He campaigns tirelessly for the recognition of carers to be involved in…
It was the Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust’s OSCARS last night. We’ve put together a few of the highlights from last night in one place. You can see the more on Twitter by following #NottsOSCARS. Attendees were welcomed by the…
Part 2 From the Drawing Board to the Carers Road Shows 2013- 2018
I got the first Carers Roadshow up and running in 2013. We began with just 12 stallholders in seven venues across the City of Nottingham. Five years on 164 stallholders have visited 71 locations throughout the City and County of…