Lancashire Carers Week 12th-18th June 2017

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Together we can build carer friendly communities.

carer-info-1.jpgCarers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges Carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

This year Carers Week is focusing on building Carer Friendly Communities. Communities which support carers to look after their family or friends well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

Please visit http://www.carersweek.org/get-involved/recommend if you would like to recommend a Carer Friendly service.

n-compass Carers Service work across the county providing support and information to Adult Carers (18+) and specialist support to Carers of Adults (16+) with a Mental Health Condition.

n-compass Carers Services pledge throughout the year is to identify new carers, support carers already known to our service and educate services within your community to identify and support carers. During Carers Week our Carers Support Workers and Development Officers will be out and about providing information at the following venues:-

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Saturday 10th June from 1:00pm until 4:00pm

Grow Your Own Event at Guild Park near Guild Lodge, Whittingham Lane, Preston, PR3 2JH
Everyone is welcome to come and join us to celebrate Carers Week as well enjoying afternoon tea and music.

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Coffee & Chat
Meet and chat with other Carers, speak to an n-compass Carers’ Support Worker and take a well-earned break from your caring role while enjoying a FREE (non-alcoholic) drink.

Wednesday 14th June
Burnside Garden Centre, New Lane, Thornton, Cleveleys, FY5 5NH
10.00am - 12 noon

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Friday 16th June
Café Ambio, Astley Park, Chorley, PR7 1NP
10:00am - 11:30am

Wednesday 14th June
Working Carers Rights presentation to Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) Central Lancashire employees.

“Carers are the largest source of care and support in each area of the UK. It is in everyone’s interest that they are supported. In order to balance work and caring, carers need information, support, respect and recognition.”

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Thursday 15th June from 10:00am until 12 noon
Carers do you know your loved ones rights training at Chorley House Lancashire Business Park Centurion Way Leyland PR25 6TT. Free Parking and Tea & Coffee.




Do you Know Your Loved Ones Rights?

• If they are unable to make decisions for themselves, for whatever reason, just being next of kin no longer means you are able to make decisions for them.
• Professionals can make decisions about your loved ones that are against your wishes if they believe it is in the patient’s best interest.
• You or your loved one can give other people the right to make decisions for them in the future to ensure their voice is heard and those who know them best can decide on their future.


ARE YOU A CARER AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

A free workshop is being put on to support carers in understanding the law and their rights. The 2 hour workshop will cover:

• What is the Mental Capacity Act?
• What does the MCA mean to my family?
• How is ‘Capacity’ assessed?
• What is a best interest decision?
• How do I make Lasting Power Of Attorney?
• How can I make an Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment?

BOOKING DETAILS

Call 01772 214376 and quote ‘carer training’ or email safeguarding.training@chorlysouthribbleccg.nhs.uk.

Friday 16th June
Come and join Lancashire Care Foundation Trust from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm at the Harbour - Preston New Road, Blackpool FY4 4FE.

Sit & relax to the sounds of the old piano while enjoying tea and cakes, meet & chat with people that may be in a similar situation to you.

Chat with staff from organisations such as Lancashire Care Foundation Trust, n-compass Carers Services, Blackpool Carers Trust, Advocacy Focus, Empowerment, and many more...

No need to book just turn up on the day.


Friday 16th June from 1:30pm until 3:30pm
Mental Capacity Act Carers Training in the Theatre Room at City Learning Centre Bathurst Avenue Blackpool FY3 7RY. Free Parking and Tea & Coffee

Find Out About Yours and Your Loved One’s Rights

The Mental Capacity Act can make a real difference to the lives of people who may lack capacity to make decisions. Its aim is to empower people to make decisions for themselves wherever possible.

Did you know that if you or your loved ones are unable to make decisions for yourselves that ‘next of kin’ gives you no legal status to do so? The Mental Capacity Act sets out the different ways family and carers can, and must, be included in decision-making.

Professionals can make decisions about your loved ones if they believe it is in the person’s best interest.

You or your loved one can give your family / carers the right to make decisions for you in the future, to ensure your voice is heard and those who know you best can decide on your future.

ARE YOU A CARER AND WOULD LIKE TO KNOW MORE?

A free workshop is being put on to support carers in understanding the law and their rights. The 2 hour workshop will cover:

• What is the Mental Capacity Act?
• What does the MCA mean to my family?
• How is ‘Capacity’ assessed?
• What is a best interest decision?
• How do I make Lasting Power Of Attorney?
• How can I make an Advanced Decision to Refuse Treatment?

BOOKING DETAILS

Call Linda Stuart on 01253 956555 and quote ‘carer training’ or email linda.stuart@fyldeandwyreccg.nhs.uk


n-compass Carers Support Workers and Development Officers will be providing information stands at the following venues throughout Carers Week: -

Monday 12th June

Main entrance of the Royal Preston Hospital outside the Pharmacy Department from 9:00am until 12 noon.
Main entrance of the Outpatients Department at Royal Lancaster Infirmary from 10.00am until 12 noon.
In the Skylights Restaurant at Royal Lancaster Infirmary from 1:00pm until 2:00pm.

Tuesday 13th June

Reception area in the Pendle View Unit Royal Blackburn Hospital from 10:00 am until 12 noon.
Main entrance of Chorley & South Ribble Hospital next to the lift from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.
Sainsbury’s St. Anne’s from 9:30am until 12:30pm & from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.

Wednesday 14th June

Main entrance of the Royal Preston Hospital outside the Pharmacy Department from 9:00am until 12 noon.
Blood Clinic at Longridge Ward Day Unit from 2:00pm until 4:00pm.
Clifton Hospital by the lifts on the ground floor from 10:00am until 2:00pm.

Thursday 15th June

Main entrance of Chorley & South Ribble Hospital next to the lift from 1:00pm until 4:00pm.
Main entrance of the Outpatients Department at Royal Lancaster Infirmary from 10.00am until 12 noon.

Friday 16th June

Main entrance of the Royal Preston Hospital outside the Pharmacy Department from 9:00am until 12 noon.
Main reception area Bickerstaffe House Ormskirk Hospital Friday from 10:00 am.

If you are unable to attend any of the above venues but would like information on our service, please contact us on 0345 688 7113 or cadmin@ncompassnorthwest.co.uk.