Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dates for your Diary 2015

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All events will be held at the Ecumenical Centre unless otherwise stated 

Monday   12thJanuary 2015 12.30pm-2.00pm Universal   Credits and Budgeting Advice provided by the DWP and 6 Towns Credit Union.

 

All   Carers, LAC and General Public
Tuesday   3rd February 2015 11.00am-12.00pm and repeated at 1.00pm-2.00pm Stroke   Training – Stroke Fundamentals (Session 1) All   Carers, LAC and General Public
Friday   6th February 2015 7.00pm-10.00pm Redditch   Winter Ale Festival at The Rocklands Social Club (£3 deposit required) Men’s   Group

 

Tuesday   10th February 2015 11.00am-12.00pm and repeated at 1.00pm-2.00pm Stroke   Training – Recovering, relearning and reablement (Session 2) All   Carers, LAC and General Public

 

Tuesday   24th February 2015 11.00am-12.00pm and repeated at 1.00pm-2.00pm Stroke   Training – Supporting Communication (Session 3) All   Carers, LAC and General Public

 

Week   Commencing 2nd March 2015 Wills   Week – details TBC

 

All   Carers and LAC
Wednesday   25th March 2015 12.30pm-2.00pm Easter   Crafts –  Card Making by Karena Crafts All   Carers and LAC
Friday   27th March 2015 7.00pm. Please note we will be meeting in the   foyer area at 6.40pm to distribute tickets. Palace   Theatre trip “Memory Lane” – A stunning musical journey through the past six   decades (£7 deposit required). Confirmation of attendance and deposits by 28th   January 2015 at the latest. All   Carers and LAC

 

Wednesday   1st April 2015 11.00am-12.00pm and repeated at 1.00pm-2.00pm Learning   Difficulties and Mental Health Training (Session 1) All   Carers, LAC and General Public
Wednesday   8th April 2015 11.00am-12.00pm and    repeated at 1.00pm-2.00pm Learning   Difficulties and Mental Health Training (Session 2) All   Carers, LAC and General Public
Wednesday   15th April 2015 11.00am-12.00pm and repeated at 1.00pm-2.00pm Learning   Difficulties and Mental Health Training (Session 3) All   Carers, LAC and General Public
Monday   27th April 2015 12.30pm-1.30pm at Redditch Library Computing   for Beginners at Redditch Library.    This will be basic training in any area you require. Only 10 places   are available so booking with us is essential and places will be allocated on   a first come first served basis. All   Carers and LAC
Thursday   7th May 2015 7.00pm-8.30pm Skittles   at the HDA Club, Batchley (£3 deposit required) Men’s   Group
Monday   18th May 2015 7.00pm Meal   at The Washford Mill (£5 deposit required). All   Carers and LAC
Tuesday   26th May 2015 10.00am-2.00pm Spring   Craft Fair All   Carers, LAC and General Public
Monday   8th June 2015 10.00am-2.00pm Stand   at the Kingfisher Centre as part of Carers Week. The office will be closed   during this time. Promotional   Event Only
Thursday   18th June 2015. We will be departing at 1.00pm from St Stephens   Church and 1.15pm from Bromsgrove Methodist Church.   We will be departing from Upton on Severn   at approximately 4.45pm and dropping back off at the original pick up points   ONLY. Boat   Trip on the River Severn from Upton on Severn to Worcester and back with   Afternoon Tea (£7 deposit required) All   Carers and LAC
 
A drop   in clinic for the BAME community on a 4 weekly basis will be held at the   Sandycroft Centre. This will begin on 14th January 2015 and will   be held between 11am-2pm

Care Act 2014

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Changes in the Care Act 2014 are coming into force in April 2015.  The Care Act represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years, putting people and their carers in control of their care and support.  For the first time the Act will put a limit on the amount anyone will have to pay toward the cost of their care.

  • The Care Act introduces a minimum eligibility threshold across the country.  A set of criteria that makes it clear when local authorities will have to provide support to people.
  • Central to the act is the concept of wellbeing.  Councils will now have a duty to consider the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of the individual needing care.  They will also have a new duty to provide preventative services to maintain people’s health.
  • By providing and legislating for personal budgets in the Care Act, people are being given the power to spend money on tailored care that suits their individual needs as part of their support plan.
  • There will be a cap on the amount people have to spend on the care they need, regardless of how much they have in savings or assets.  Once that cap on care of £72,000 is reached the state will pay those costs.
  • The means testing level has also been increased so that government help kicks in far earlier than before.
  • Councils will have to offer information and advice to help everyone understand what support they’ll need to help them better plan for the future and will have to offer a deferred payment scheme so that no one should be forced to sell their home during their lifetime in order to pay for their residential care.
  • Better information to identify good care and ability to give feedback on the service they are getting meaning better standards across the board.  Will get tougher on those who deliver bad care by bringing in stronger regulatory powers.
  • The act gives carers new rights to support, putting them on the same footing as the people they care for.  All carers will be entitled to an assessment and if a carer is eligible for support for particular needs, they will have a legal right to receive that support.

Grow your tenner

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If anyone is able to make a donation to localgiving.com/carerscareline on Tuesday 2nd December 2014, 1000 random donations are being match funded by an additional £20 making the total match fund £30 a donation, turning £10 into £40.

Reminder – Carers Rights Day Event – 27 November 10 to 2

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Just a reminder that this years’ theme is ‘Looking after someone?  Know your rights.’  Event to be held in the main hall of The Ecumenical Centre.  Free admission with refreshments available at £1 to include a free cake from Rachel’s Cupcakes.

Stands from ourselves, Age UK, Care and Repair and Redditch Job Centre offering information and advice and Harrison Clark Rickerbys Solicitors giving Power of Attorney advice.

27 November Carers Rights Day Event at The Ecumenical Centre – Know your rights.

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Big legal changes in the Care Act 2014 are coming into force in April 2015.  The Care Act represents the most significant reform of care and support in more than 60 years, putting people and their carers in control of their care and support.  For the first time the Act will put a limit on the amount anyone will have to pay toward the cost of their care.

Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you look after someone.

On Thursday 27th November we are holding an event in the main hall of The Ecumenical Centre from 10am to 2pm to celebrate Carers Rights Day.  Free admission – refreshments and cakes from Rachel’s Cupcakes £1.  We will be offering information and advice, making carers aware of their rights, letting carers know where to get help and support and raising awareness of the needs of carers.  We will be joined by:

  • Age UK
  • Care and Repair (Home Improvement)
  • Redditch Job Centre
  • Harrison Clark Rickerbys (Power of Attorney advice)

Thank you

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A big thank you to all of you who voted for us in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund.  We have been successful in the first award of £3,000.  This is brilliant news for Carers Careline.