LATEST NEWS! News Archive

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04/03/2016

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03/03/2016

DAVE MONK – LOCAL BROADCASTER AND CELEB!

Thank you to Dave for supporting us at WhereIsTheCare (see Supporters Page) and asking if we might appear on your show, very much appreciated!

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01/03/2016

SUCCESS REGIME – MID & STH ESSEX.  GET INVOLVED. HAVE YOUR SAY.  WORKSHOPS COMING. FROM SEPT 2016

Part of the NHS Five Year Forward View will allow local health services to take decisive steps to secure high quality, joined-up, improved care.  Three main areas that may involve service changes are: * Faster progress towards joined up health and social care based around localities, *More collaboration and shared services across the three main hospitals in Basildon, Chelmsford and Southend, *Changes in urgent and emergency care in line with national recommendations. Other areas involved: simplifying commissioning and contractual arrangements, developing the healthcare workforce and improving IT and access to shared care records. The intention is to have clinically sustainable services in financial balance by 2018/19.

Public workshops planned for Sept 2016 to start discussions with local people about services and garner views on potential change, to share people’s experiences and give feedback on what might/might not work in future.  Dates will be published here when we have then.

INFORMATION & TIPS

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Tips & Information bites listed in chronological date order.  If you have come across a service, entitlement, innovation, something you didn’t know existed and would help other carer families to know about please let us know! Email us, help@whereisthecare.co.uk.  Thank you.


Date Subject Content
13/11/2015 Carers Entitlements

How Does Caring Affect Your Life?

Get a carer’s assessment carried out by Social Services and find out about whether you can get a “direct payment” for ‘you’ as the carer to help you continue to address physical, mental and emotional needs to keep on caring.  This could be used for: gym club membership, leisure classes, training courses, counselling etc.

13/11/2015 Information

Facts About Carers

It’s Carers Rights Day on 20th November 2015.  Every year £843 million worth of benefits go unclaimed by carers who don’t realise they are entitled to them.  There are 2 million new carers yearly in UK and 180,000 carers in Essex.

13/11/2015 Involving You!

Healthwatch Essex recruiting for carer ambassadors

If you care for a loved one or a friend you can help them make recommendations for how services can provide better support to carers.  Yvette Wetton on 01376 572829 or email yvett.wetton@healthwatch.org.uk   Link to website

13/11/2015 Information

New Research by Carers UK

£132 billion each year is value of the contribution made by carers in UK.  A fifth of UK Govt spending, almost as much as value of the UK health spending new research by Carers’ UK shows.  They call for the necessary support that carers need to be able to care without putting their lives on hold.  www.carersuk.org

04/11/2015 Information
Useful Services

Basildon Council A Guide to Services and Advice – there is a page on their website “Services for Older People”. www.basildon.gov.uk/over50#over50-anchor1