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Opportunities for Involvement

Carers Sub-group Dates for 2017 / 18

  • 10th January 2017
  • 28th February 2017
  • 11th April 2017
  • 20th June 2017
  • 12th September 2017
  • 7th November 2017
  • 9th January 2018
  • 6th March 2018

If you have an issue that you want to receive attention, please contact Mark Feeny on [email protected]  There is a slot on every Partnership Board for "Carers Issues".

Invitations to help - new / recent

A number of new ways to be involved are available. Please feel free to volunteer! Contact [email protected] or phone on 01924 496095

  • We always welcome new carers into our activity. If you would like to join the sub-group which pulls together issues for the Partnership Board, the dates are above. There are also places on the Partnership Board's Health Sub-group and Housing Sub-group. Please contact Mark Feeny for details. 01924 496095.
  • At a national level, a new research project on the thinking abilities of people with Downs Syndrome is urgently seeking volunteers to take part. Click on the link in 'News' to find out more.
  • Given that the website is relatively new, it would be really good to have a small number of people who kept an eye out for appropriate new content. Would you be interested?
  • There appear  to be concerns about the system for paying for services, and about contributions towards the cost. If these are concerns for you, get in touch, and we could plan what to do.
  • In order to track the extra demands made on carers because of the recent benefit reforms, it has been suggested that carers try to keep a diary of the extra hours they have had to spend filling out forms and defending current benefits and levels of support.  If you would be prepared to undertake this, it would be really helpful to know.
  • A carer who is considering making use of Shared Lives would like to speak with somebody who has experienced the service. Could you help ?

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