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£5 million fund to develop support for unpaid carers

Source By: Gov.uk

The £5 million Carers Innovation Fund will invest in innovative ways of supporting unpaid carers, outside of mainstream health and care services.

This funding will be used to improve support across the country and help build more carer-friendly communities.

Examples of the kind of projects the fund would invest in include:

  • technology platforms – for example, to help carers to take a break from their caring responsibilities
  • support groups – like carers’ cafes and Men’s Sheds, which develop peer support groups and offer short courses to help reduce isolation

Projects will be expected to show a positive effect on:

  • carers’ health and wellbeing
  • carers’ ability to manage work alongside caring responsibilities
  • carers’ ability to take a break from their caring role
  • reducing loneliness and social isolation

Applicants will need to demonstrate their idea is a fresh approach that is better than existing provision, will benefit the local community and can be expanded and replicated.

The voluntary sector, charities, SMEs and commercial organisations can all bid for funding to prove their concept, with the aim of securing longer term funding from other sources.

Carers and other experts will sit on the evaluation panel to make sure proposals are feasible.

The fund was first announced last year as part of the Carers Action Plan, a cross-government programme of targeted work to support unpaid carers over the next 2 years. Initially the fund was worth half a million pounds. However, funding was later increased to £5 million.

The fund supports the ‘ageing society’ Grand Challenge, part of the government’s Industrial Strategy, to harness the power of innovation to help meet the needs of an ageing society. The NHS is also working to better identify and support carers across England, as part of the NHS Long Term Plan.

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Changes to Hackney CVS's newsletter

Source By: Hackney CVS

From August 2019 the Hackney CVS newsletter will become bi-weekly and will be sent out on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of each month.
 
On the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays we will be sending a themed Hackney CVS mailout on a specific area such as training, fundraising, organisational development or community networks.
 
This slight change will allow us to bring you targeted information and to not repeat content too frequently – in line with feedback you gave us in our last user survey.
 
New Hackney CVS newsletter publication dates: Wednesday 7 and 21 August, 4 and 18 September, 2 and 16 October…
 
If you have content for publication in the bi-weekly newsletter, please email it over by the close of play on Friday for publication in the following Wednesday’s newsletter.

Email Contents to- newsletter@hcvs.org.uk


Homerton's new website

Source By: Homerton University Hospital

Homerton New website was launched on 4th July 2019.

This site offers functions and options that were not available on the previous site such as slideshows and feedback areas. It will be easier to search and find document.

It is accessibility compliant offering patients and visitors a richer browsing experience.

We hope you enjoy the site, comments welcome.

https://www.homerton.nhs.uk/ 


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