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July ‘meet and greets’ for carers

In preparation for our Carers Support Groups restarting face to face in August (suject to government announcements), the team are holding Meet and Greets in their districts in July. If we hold an email address for you, your Carers Wellbeing Officer will invite you directly.

This is your opportunity to pop in, meet the Carers Wellbeing Officer for your district face to face, get any questions answered and collect some Lindt orange chocolate that was kindly donated by the manufacturer. It will not be full Carers Support Group session. Please wear a face covering unless exempt for indoor venues, bring your Carers Passport for outdoor ones.

Please note Hinckley and Bosworth has already occurred and as the NWL Carers Support Group starts back on 5 August anyway, so the chocolates will be handed out then.

Wed 14 July, 10:30am - 12 noon, Countesthorpe Village Hall - Gurjit

Wed 14 July, 2:30 - 4pm - Carnegie Museum, Melton Mowbray (opposite Morrisons) - Hannah

Thurs 15 July, 1:30pm -3pm - Salvation Army, Ladysmith Road, South Wigston - Gurjit

Thurs 22 July, 1pm - 2:30pm - WEATHER PERMITTING Welland Park Car Park off Farndon Road, Market Harborough - Elaine

Mon 26 July 2.30 - 4pm - the car park at Gorse Covert Community Centre, Maxwell Drive, Loughborough - Sheneice

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Webinar for dementia carers

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Carers Week 2021

Carers Week is nearly upon us! This year it runs from 7th - 13th June and the theme is "Making caring visible and valued".

We are running two fun events for carers over Zoom, on Tues 8th June and Thurs 10th June. To get the Zoom code for either or both events, please email [email protected] 

 

 

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New mental health consultation launched in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

‘Step up to Great’ Mental Health services in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland

Health bosses have unveiled plans to invest in and improve the way adult mental health care is delivered across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland – and the public is being urged to have their say.

A public consultation launched on Monday 24 May. Everyone is asked to get involved and help shape future services.

Andy Williams, Chief Executive of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), who are leading the consultation, said: “The Covid-19 pandemic meant we had to quickly change how we worked – introducing temporary measures – to keep service users safe while continuing their care.

“We want to know what people think about the proposed improvements we’ve made during the pandemic and whether we should make them permanent.  We also want to talk to people about other plans to improve mental health services.”

Gordon King, Director of Mental Health at Leicestershire Partnership NHS Trust said: “We have a significant opportunity to enhance the quality of people’s lives by investing in mental health services provided in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

“Mental health heavily influences our whole health and wellbeing. Now more than ever before it makes sense that mental health, just like physical health, is taken care of and maintained. To do this the NHS locally is investing more in local services to dramatically improve urgent and community care and treatment to improve people’s lives.

The consultation runs until Sunday 15 August 2021. The CCGs want to know what people think about the proposals to improve mental health care.

To find out more about the consultation and what is proposed and why, visit www.greatmentalhealthllr.nhs.uk   To request a copy of the questionnaire for you to fill in at home or to arrange to complete it with a member of staff, telephone us on 0116 295 0750 or email [email protected]

 

For up-to-date news on the consultation, follow us on social media:

Facebook: @NHSLeicester

Twitter: @NHSLeicester  #GreatmentalhealthLLR

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Telephone Befrienders Required

We are looking to recruit some more Volunteer Telephone Befrienders. You’d be asked to ring a handful of carers, who are all looking after a friend or loved one, at roughly the same time each week just to see how they’re getting on.

Our Telephone Befriending Service is valued by carers across Leicestershire who feel isolated in their caring position. Maybe they have no other family to talk to about their caring role, maybe they find it easier to talk to someone ‘neutral’, maybe they would just like a new friend.

Full training and ongoing support are given, and expenses reimbursed.

For more details please email [email protected] or phone her on 01858 468543.

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