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What we’ve been doing In Basildon

Essex Carers Support have been out and about in the Basildon area lately.  We were at the Ballards Walk GP Practice recently for their Flu Jab Event where we met lots of new carers and were able to offer quality information and advice to carers who use the surgery.

We also attended and supported the Basildon and Brentwood Clinical Commissioning Group’s first patient engagement event. It was a great networking opportunity and we met the lovely staff from St Luke’s Hospice and heard all about their new “One Response” service, giving a  co-ordinating service for people with palliative needs and their carers. We also met representatives of all the local GP “Practice Participation Groups” from across the districts and made sure they all know about the services we offer carers. We spoke up during the workshop sessions and made sure that carer issues were high on everyone’s agenda. Our staff spoke about and highlighted the difficulty faced when it comes to hospital discharge, navigating the health and social care system and gaining breaks from caring. We look forward to making the most of the contacts we made and hopefully supporting more carers from Basildon as a result.

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Frinton-on-Sea / Walton-on-the-Naze area Carer Support Group

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Come along and join our staff, other carers and trained volunteers for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.  Our staff can help you with information and advice about all issues affecting carers including benefits, respite breaks, support services and social care assessments.   We can also provide emotional support, allowing carers the opportunity to talk through their concerns either with staff or other carers who understand their situation. A free tea or coffee is available for every carer registered with Essex Carers’ Support. 

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This month we have been approached by the “ESSEX CARERS PARTNERSHIP GROUP” which consists of Essex County Council (ECC), NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and Carer representatives.

ECC and the CCGs are the main commissioners of carer services in Essex; including Essex Carers Support.

They are seeking your views regarding how to best achieve support for you in your caring roles and would like to find out the main things that are needed to make your lives as Carers better.

They tell us that they are already aware of consultations carried out in the past (National Carers Strategy 2010 and Adult Social Care Carers Survey 2012), but that they want to double check at this stage that nothing has changed.

A member of Essex Carers Support will talk to you about this and seek your views and opinions.

They’ve told us that this is the first part of an engagement approach that will fully involve as many carers as possible as part of the design and development of a new offer for carers in Essex.

We hope as many of you as possible will come along to share your thoughts and feelings and to take up this opportunity to be part of shaping the future of support for yourself and other carers living in Essex.

Soken House, Triangle Shopping Centre

Frinton on Sea, CO13 0AU

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Held on the THIRD Thursday of every month

2.00pm - 4.00pm

16th October

20th November

18th December

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Colchester Carers Drop-in: Foxburrow Grange

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Come along and join our staff, other carers and trained volunteers for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.  Our staff can help you with information and advice about all issues affecting carers including benefits, respite breaks, support services and social care assessments.   We can also provide emotional support, allowing carers the opportunity to talk through their concerns either with staff or other carers who understand their situation. A free tea or coffee is available for every carer registered with Essex Carers’ Support. 

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This month we have been approached by the “ESSEX CARERS PARTNERSHIP GROUP” which consists of Essex County Council (ECC), NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and Carer representatives.

ECC and the CCGs are the main commissioners of carer services in Essex; including Essex Carers Support.

They are seeking your views regarding how to best achieve support for you in your caring roles and would like to find out the main things that are needed to make your lives as Carers better.

They tell us that they are already aware of consultations carried out in the past (National Carers Strategy 2010 and Adult Social Care Carers Survey 2012), but that they want to double check at this stage that nothing has changed.

The partnership group have asked to come along to your next carer group on 9th October to talk to you and seek your views and opinions.

They’ve told us that this is the first part of an engagement approach that will fully involve as many carers as possible as part of the design and development of a new offer for carers in Essex.

We hope as many of you as possible will come along to share your thoughts and feelings and to take up this opportunity to be part of shaping the future of support for yourself and other carers living in Essex.

The Community Hub, Foxburrow Grange

Ypres Road, Colchester

Essex, CO2 7NL (For SAT NAV use CO2 7UW)

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Held on the SECOND Thursday of every month

1:30pm - 3.30pm

9th October

13th November

11th December

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Clacton Town Centre: Carer Support Group

essexcarerssupport:

Come along and join our staff, other carers and trained volunteers for a cup of tea or coffee and a chat.  Our staff can help you with information and advice about all issues affecting carers including benefits, respite breaks, support services and social care assessments.   We can also provide emotional support, allowing carers the opportunity to talk through their concerns either with staff or other carers who understand their situation. A free tea or coffee is available for every carer registered with Essex Carers’ Support.

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This month we have been approached by the “ESSEX CARERS PARTNERSHIP GROUP” which consists of Essex County Council (ECC), NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) and Carer representatives.

ECC and the CCGs are the main commissioners of carer services in Essex; including Essex Carers Support.

They are seeking your views regarding how to best achieve support for you in your caring roles and would like to find out the main things that are needed to make your lives as Carers better.

They tell us that they are already aware of consultations carried out in the past (National Carers Strategy 2010 and Adult Social Care Carers Survey 2012), but that they want to double check at this stage that nothing has changed. 

The partnership group have asked to come along to your next carer group on 7th October to talk to you and seek your views and opinions. (They also plan to be at the Colchester and Frinton groups later in the month)

They’ve told us that this is the first part of an engagement approach that will fully involve as many carers as possible as part of the design and development of a new offer for carers in Essex.

We hope as many of you as possible will come along to share your thoughts and feelings and to take up this opportunity to be part of shaping the future of support for yourself and other carers living in Essex.

Imperial House, Rosemary Road

Clacton on Sea, CO15 1NZ

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Held on the FIRST Tuesday of every month

10.00am - 12.30pm

7th October

4th November

2nd December

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Essex Carers Support Annual General Meeting

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You are invited to attend the Annual General Meeting of Essex Carers Support on 23rd September 2014 at 10.30am to be held at Sams Hall, Imperial House, Rosemary Road, Clacton on Sea, Essex CO15 1NZ.

In addition to the AGM we are delighted that Stella Fletcher will be speaking about both her role as a director of Essex Carers Support and also her work at St Helena Hospice

You can let us know if you are attending by either emailing admin@essexcarersupport.org.uk or by telephone on 01255 474410

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