Carers Federation Carers Hub Newsletter for February 2024

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Hello and welcome to the Carers Federation Carers Hub Newsletter for February 2024

Please find details below of the support groups during February, to express your interest in a support group or to request the Zoom link contact:

Tel: 0808 802 1777 / Email: carershubinfo@carersfederation.co.uk / WhatsApp or Text: 07814 678460

Carer Support Groups February 2024
DistrictDateTime
Mansfield Carer Support Group held at Friends Meeting House, 124 Rosemary Street, Mansfield NG18 1RBFri 2nd Feb 202410.00am – 12.00pm
Asian Women Carer Support Group held at the Carers Federation Ltd, 21- 23 Pelham Road, Nottingham NG5 APMon 5th Feb 202411.00am – 1.00pm
Rushcliffe Carer Support Group held at Church of the Holy Rood, Village Street, Edwalton NG12 4ABTues 6th Feb 20241.30pm – 3.30pm
Broxtowe Carer Support Group held at Chilwell Community Centre, Inham Road, Chilwell, NG9 4HXGuest speaker: Radford Care GroupWed 7th Feb 202410.00am – 12.00pm
Newark Carer Support Group held at Newark Beacon Centre, Gresham Suite, Cafferata Way, Newark, Notts NG24 2TN Guest speaker: Alison Hill / Carers HubThurs 8th Feb 202410.00am – 12.00pm
Bulwell Carer Support Group held at Ravensworth Road Methodist Church, Ravensworth Road, Bulwell NG6 8FNGuest speaker: DHAdvice / Online SafetyMon 12th Feb 20241.00pm – 3.00pm
Ashfield Carer Support Group held at Ashfield Wellbeing Centre, Portland Street, Kirkby in Ashfield NG17 7AEMon 12th Feb 20241.00pm – 3.00pm
Gedling Carer Support Group held at the Gedling Road Methodist Church, Gedling, Nottinghamshire NG4 3EXGuest speaker: Age UK Connect ServiceTues 13th Feb 202410.30am – 12.30pm
Worksop Carer Support Group held at The Crossing Church, Newcastle Street, Worksop, Nottinghamshire S80 2ATWed 14th Feb 202410.00am – 11.30am
Carers Café – all carers welcomeVia Zoom, book on to receive the linkThurs 15th Feb 20241.30pm – 2.30pm
Bakersfield Carer Support Group held at the Bakersfield & Neighbourhood Community Centre, 312 Sneinton Dale, Nottingham NG3 7DN Guest speaker: DHAdviceTues 20th Feb 20241.00pm – 3.00pm
Clifton Carer Support Group held at Clifton Community Centre, Southchurch Drive, Clifton NG11 8ARFri 23rd Feb 202412.00pm – 2.00pm
Hyson Green Carer Support Group held at Carers Federation, 21-23 Pelham Road, Carrington, Nottm NG5 1AP Guest speaker: DHAdvice / Money ManagementMon 26th Feb 202411.00am – 1.00pm
Retford Carer Support Group held at The Well, Hospital Road, Retford, Nottinghamshire DN22 7BDWed 28th Feb 202410.00am – 11.30am
Parent Carer Support Group via Zoom book on to receive the linkThurs 29th Feb 20247.30pm – 8.30pm

Fuel Poverty / Cost of Living Crisis Information Sessions / Free Warm Pack

Are you worried about how the cost-of-living crisis is impacting on you?

Would you like more information and advice on ways to help with the cost of living / fuel poverty?

If the answer is YES please come along to one of Nottinghamshire Carers Hub information sessions, covering:

· Fuel poverty; Nottingham Energy Partnership providing information and support around energy efficiency or heating solutions to people living in fuel poverty

· Cost of living crisis; space to talk about how this could be impacting on you

· Opportunity to pick up a FREE warm pack

· Warm Space with Free Tea / Coffee and Cake

· Opportunity to talk with a Carers Hub Support Worker around your caring responsibilities

· Information about the Carers Hub Service and learn about the benefits of registering as a carer with your GP and using the NHS App

The Fuel Poverty / Cost of Living Sessions will take place on the following dates:

Thursday 8th / 15th / 22nd and 29th February or 7th and 14th March 2024 all 1pm-3pm

Please book your place by contacting Carers Hub

Email: carershubinfo@carersfederation.co.uk or call us on: 0808 802 1777

If you have any difficulties attending a session, please let us know

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Adult Social Care / Waiting List Workshop

The Strategy & Performance Adult Social Care team are seeking your support to secure approximately 10 participants to the join NCC and Nottinghamshire waiting list workshop, we are looking for citizens who draw on care and support, carers, providers and people for the voluntary sector to attend the event on the 26th January, 10:30-14:30 at the Orchard Hotel and Restaurant in Beeston, Lunch will be provided.

See here to book a place.. https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/nottingham-city-and-nottinghamshire-workshop-waiting-lists-in-asc-tickets-779566212527?aff=oddtdtcreator

Training Opportunities

Free Online Adult Safeguarding Course – contact Carers Hub to access this course: Tel: 0808 802 1777 / Email: carershubinfo@carersfederation.co.uk

Free CPR Training:

Chayah Development Project, 1-3 Church Street, Stapleford
FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY
2pm 20 spaces available / 4pm 20 spaces available / 6pm 20 spaces available. Please email staplefordcommunitygroup@gmail.com if you would like to attend any of the three sessions.

Free Adult IT Training Courses including Digital Skills for ESOL learners:

Delivered by Inspire Learning at Stapleford Library and Beeston Library, for more details visit: www.inspireculture.org.uk/learning or ring 01623 677 200

equipped2succceed courses starting in January 2024:

Jobskilla – amazing learning opportunities, learn online from home, courses include: Understanding Autism

Dementia Care / Understanding Mental Health / Caring for the Elderly / Counselling Skills / Retail Operations

Get a free android tablet on completion of any course, contact: https://www.jobskilla.co.uk/ or ring 0800 058 4658

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Support with Cost of Living and Winter Wellness:

Household Support Fund 4 provides support to vulnerable Nottingham residents in the following ways:

  • Free School Meal Vouchers
  • Supermarket Vouchers
  • Energy Vouchers
  • Food Bank Support
  • Social Eating Projects Support
  • Care Leaver Support
  • Mobile Food Supermarket Support

Further information on the support that is available to help with the cost of living can be found on the UK government Website Cost of Living Hub here: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/cost-of-living-payment

If you press ‘Ctrl’ on your keyboard and click the link below at the same time it will take you directly to the Nottingham City Website for more info on this: Household Support Vouchers – Nottingham City Council

Debt – Day of Action

Advice and support for those in debt and / or struggling with repayments, Tuesday 30th January 2024, 10am – 3pm, to book an appointment in Beeston contact 0115 9173 802, for Eastwood contact 01773 768 363.

Harvest Community Haven:

Community Café & Food Bank every Saturday 10am – 12pm at Harvest Community Resource Centre, Queens Road, Beeston NG9 2FF / Tel: 07482 940 898

Winter Wellness

See the attached poster for advice on how to stay well this winter.

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Support Groups

Peer Support Group promoting wellbeing for 35-55 year olds

Hayley – social prescriber invites you to come and meet new people, share experiences and get advice. Every 3rd Monday of the month, 2pm – 4pm at Admiral Sir John Borlase Warren, 97 Derby Road, Stapleford NG9 7AA.

Carers Drop in Event facilitated by Nottinghamshire West social prescribing team, Thursday 15th February 2024, 1pm – 4pm at Stapleford Care Centre, Church Street, Stapleford, NG9 8DB guests include: Tuvida Young Carers, Carers Federation, Digital Inclusion, Alzheimer’s Society, Citizen’s Advice Bureau, all carers welcome.

Stapleford Memory Café

Every other Wednesday, next group is on 31 January 2024, 2pm – 3.30pm at the Equalised Club, Albert Avenue, Stapleford NG9 8ET, contact Jayne.dayking@ntlworld.com / 07796 651950

Carers Council – Allies in Mental Health

Open meetings held at Nottingham Mechanics, North Sherwood Street, NG1 4EZ, 1pm – 4pm, dates for the coming year: 20th March / 15th May / 17th July / 18th September / 20th November / 11th December (Christmas Party). For further details contact Geoff Curtis: 0115 9631 916 / email: geoffcurtis@ymail.com

Muslim Mum’s Pregnancy Group

Nottingham Women’s Muslim Network will be free running monthly, educational and support sessions for pregnant women in Nottingham, which will be run every month on a Thursday at 9.30am by trained professionals and volunteers:
18th Jan – Birth planning & choices / 22nd Feb – Postnatal recovery / 21st Mar – Navigating maternity care / 18th Apr – Preparing to breastfeed / 16th May – Pain management / 20th Jun – Emotional wellbeing
Sessions held at Mary Potter Health Centre, book a place by clicking on the link below:
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/778350877427?aff=oddtdtcreator
Here’s the link to our website for more info: https://supportmecic.com/muslim-village/

Carers in Hucknall Group

Everyone welcome, a warm greeting guaranteed, meeting every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month, 1.30pm – 3.30pm at the John Godber Centre, Ogle Street, Hucknall NG15 7FQ, contact Jim Radburn for more information: 0115 9330 746.