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Family Action Nottinghamshire Young Carers Service

Support, groups and activities for young carers aged 5-18 years and for young adult carers up to 24 years.  Covers Nottinghamshire outside the city.  Anyone can refer.  Also helps services to identify young carers and offers training for professionals.

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Cancer Patients' and Carers' Support Group, Nottingham

Professionally run group offering information, advice and support to anyone affected by cancer: patients, carers, health care professionals. Craft sessions, social activities and access to a network of people involved in the provision of cancer care.  Free booklet, A Positive Approach to Cancer, is available from contacts or from the Patients' Advice and Liaison Service (PALS), Queen's Medical Centre campus.

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East Bridgford Care Group

We are a volunteer group of people willing to be good neighbours in various ways in the East Bridgford area and surrounding villages.

We offer help with transport (mainly for medical reasons when alternative help is not available), collecting pensions or prescriptions, befriending and providing respite help to carers who may need a break from time to time.

TRANSPORT:
East Bridgford Care can arrange transport for residents of East Bridgford and Kneeton and the few surrounding villages for medical reasons (e.g. to the surgery, dentist, chiropodists, opticians or hospital appointments, etc.) where such help is not already provided by ambulance or hospital taxi and where other forms of transport are not available or possible.

Transport can also be provided for people wishing to visit friends or relatives in hospital or nursing homes. The volunteer driver charges at 30p per mile, but there are fixed charges for some journeys:

East Bridgford to QMC or City Hospital £6.50 return;
Newark Hospital £6.00 return;
Flintham, Aslockton or Whatton £2.50 return;
There is no fixed charge for local journeys within East Bridgford, Newton and Kneeton.

Please try to give at least 24 hours notice for transport. All volunteers carry an identity card with a photograph which you should always ask to see.

For more information on all services or to book transport please contact the co-ordinator, Mrs Alison Powell, on 07976 935476.

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Carers Support Service Mansfield and Ashfield

The Carers Support Service provides practical help and support to older carers and cared-for people living in the Mansfield and Ashfield areas. We offer a short break service enabling the carer to have some free time. Support visits are carried out by a team of experienced volunteers who provide both regular company for the cared-for person and a much-needed break for the carer, allowing them a few hours a week to catch up on chores or to attend a leisure activity. It is an important service that can make a real difference to the lives of carers in Mansfield and Ashfield.

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Central Nottinghamshire Association for Mental Health

We support people with mental health difficulties in their own homes and communities.

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Central Nottinghamshire Association for Mental Health - Family Support Scheme

Central Notts. Mind first set up the Family Support Scheme in 1978 to assist families caring for an elderly confused relative at home.

The help provided through the Scheme is in the form of day care at various centres throughout Central Nott.

This kind of support is essential because, contrary to popular belief, only 10% of elderly mentally ill people receive some form of institutional care; the majority are mainly looked after by relatives within their own (or their carer's) home.

Referral to the Scheme is usually made by professionals working in Health or Social Services. However, if it is not possible to go through such channels, a private referral can be made by telephoning the MIND office on Mansfield (01623) 658044.

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Radford Care Group

We don't stop playing because we grow old ? we grow old because we stop playing!

Radford Care Group is a purpose built centre and registered charity that offers daytime activities for older people in Nottingham, with extended facilities for the more frail elderly, to support older people and help them to remain independent and in their own homes. Transport is available for those in the NG7/NG8 area.

We are open 5 days per week and organise activities such as arts and crafts, movement to music, quizzes, outings and getting together with others from the local area. We also offer services such as refreshments, a hot lunch, our own on-site hair salon, a small shop, regular visits from a local chiropodist, an aromatherapy massage service 3 days per week, bathing facilities and internet training.

The day care we provide is for those who are more frail and may have dementia, Alzheimer's or need help through a physical disability. This service is open 4 days per week, Tuesday to Friday, and offers all the services listed above and is also a valuable source of respite to carers. We accept referrals through adult services (formally social services), or privately. This service is run by professional carers.

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Caring with Confidence - Free Workshops for Carers

The following workshops will be held at King's Mill Hospital (Education Centre), NG17 4JL

ALL sessions 10am-12noon

  • Monday 27th January 2014 - Finding Your Way - recognising your own skills and knowledge, sharing ideas and looking at further workshops available to you
  • Thursday 27th February - Communication - Dealing with other people, influencing others, communicating clearly and assertively
  • Thursday 27th March - Coping - Dealing with difficult emotion, what stress is and what it does to you, coping strategies, where to get help
  • Thursday 24th April - Day to day - Dealing with the physical aspects of caring, dealing with emergencies, managing medication
  • Thursday 29th May - Life - Balancing your caring commitments with the rest of your needs (e.g. family, work), exploring your personal ambitions, helping you make changes for yourself
  • Thursday 26th June - Me - Looking after your own health, recognising your own skills and strengths, relaxation techniques

FREE respite/replacement care vailable - please call Natasha on 0115 9629 314 to request

BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL

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African Caribbean National Artistic Centre

  • Elders day care centre
  • Family support service
  • Health living advice centre
  • Activities and events
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Take a Break Carers' Support Group, Gedling

Carers' support group in Gedling borough and adjacent areas; welcomes carers and people who are cared for. Day outings, fundraising events and occasional outings. Not attached to any church.  Meetings are in a coffee morning format with occasional speakers.

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Social Care Support for Carers

If you provide unpaid support to help an adult live at home you are a carer.  These pages provide information, advice and support for carers.

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Carers Trust

Carers Trust is a new charity which was formed by the merger of The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and Crossroads Care in April 2012.

Carers Trust works to improve support, services and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring, unpaid, for a family member or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or addiction problems. With our Network Partners, we aim to ensure that information, advice and practical support are available to all carers across the UK.

Note: In Scotland, we will be keeping the name The Princess Royal Trust for Carers, as this was what our Network Partners in Scotland wanted.

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Carers UK

Millions of people are caring for an elderly relative, a sick friend or a disabled family member - they do it unpaid and often without support. Aims to improve carers lives by providing information, advice and support, and by campaigning for change.

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West Bridgford Carers Group

We meet on the 3rd Monday of each month (except August and December) from 7.15pm to 9pm at Walcote Drive Community Centre, West Bridgford.  For more information contact the Carer's Federation.

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Carers Support Group

Aims to bring together carers and families for discussion and to support each other over matters concerning mainly short-term care.

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Costhorpe Centre - Step Inside Training

Information session for family carers.

Thursday 10am-11.30am for 6 weeks.

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Rethink - Respect Group - Newark

The aim of this group is to provide mutual support and encouragement, to promote good mental health and a place to meet new friends. This group is open to all with personal experience of mental illness, either as a sufferer, or friend, relative or carer. Informal referral, either referred by mental health worker or self referral. Breakfast club meets on the 1st Saturday of every month.

The group meets every Thursday from 1.00pm until 3.00pm

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