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Vacancy: Dementia Service Coordinator 

Camden Carers Service is looking to appoint a Dementia Service Coordinator to contribute towards the excellent work undertaken by us already.

You will be deliverying a comprehensive and quality information, support and advocacy service for dementia carers alongside developing and delivering a meaningful programme of activities and training for dementia carers and their cared for.

Click here to download an application pack.

Closing date: 26th February 2018 Interview date: 5th March 2018

For more information please contact Jill Pay (Breaks and Activities Service Manager) on 020 7428 8950.

 

A Feasibility study of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for older people with treatment-resistant generalised anxiety disorder (FACTOID)

If you are aged 65 and over and have difficulties with worrying then we would like your help in developing a new form of treatment to help with this: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy is a form of talking therapy that helps people learn how to live with distressing thoughts and feelings, while still doing things that really matter to them.

The FACTOID team are currently conducting a research study to see whether they can develop this type of therapy for older people who have difficulties with worrying that have not responded well to treatment.

For further information on this please contact Kate Kimona on 020 3108 7833 or email k.kimona@ucl.ac.uk 

Click here to download a flyer, click here to download an eligibility form. 

 

Camden Clinical Commissioning Group - Long Term Conditions Survey

Camden Clinical Commissioning Group is considering ways to improve the delivery of care and support for people with one or more long term conditions. These are health problems that cannot currently be cured but are controlled by medication or treatments that can include lifestyle changes. Examples of the conditions under review are diabetes, breathing problems (COPD), some heart conditions, stroke, hypertension (high blood pressure) and chronic kidney disease. This consultation seeks to find out what might help people living in Camden to manage their conditions with confidence.
 
Although you may see the doctor regularly, you may be taking medicines and making decisions about your health every day. We want to know about the information, care and support that you have received. Was it enough to help you understand your health problems and help you deal with your conditions? Have you gained useful information from other sources such as health charities and online information? We want to know what you have found useful. Did you come across any problems or difficulties? Knowing what these are will help the Clinical Commissioning Group plan services for the future.
 
If you have one or more long term conditions, we would like you to complete this survey to help us understand how you manage your condition, what problems you may have and what you think would help you.
 
Click here to complete the survey.
 

Help Remember Eleanor Rathbone, the Mother of Child Benefit

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the first payment of Family Allowance (now Child Benefit) grandmothers and great-grandmothers are being invited to share their memories by being interviewed for an Oral History Project. For more information, or if you want to share your memories or know someone who might, please contact: Lesley Urbach, Remembering Eleanor Rathbone, email lcurbach@aol.com or telephone 07976 608 786 or go to www.rememberingeleanorrathbone.wordpress.com

Volunteering

CCS offers a range of opportunities for volunteering. Volunteers are recruited and managed by our Volunteer Co-ordinator, Azka Sohail, as part of the Breaks and Activities Team. 
Current volunteer roles include
  • Befrienders for older carers. Click here for role description.
  • Support at events and activities. 
  • General office and admin support, including mailings.
  • Publicity group (carer-volunteers). Click here for brief details. 
  • Members of the CCC Board of Trustees
  • Volunteer walk leader (see below):

Free one-day courses are available to anyone interested in leading walks for the Camden Walking for Health scheme. The training is aimed at anyone who would like to set up a new walk with an existing community or interest group, or volunteer with an existing or new health walk in Camden. It's a great way to socialise, keep active and find out more about your local area. You will join a team of volunteers and be fully supported by the Camden Active Living team.
To find out more about the course or to book a place email Azka@camdencarers.org.uk or phone 020 7428 8950. Click here for a Walk Leaders' newsletter. 

If you would like to know more about volunteering with CCS, please click Volunteering on the sidebar or contact Azka on the above phone number or email address.
 

Camden Carers' Voice

CCV is the independent voice of unpaid carers and former carers in Camden. It represents the interests and needs of carers by being carer-led, drawing on everyone's skills, talents and abilities to campaign and lobby for carers' rights. It is managed by a Steering Group of representatives - all carers or former carers. Find out more
Since 2014 CCS/CCV has had an an elected Camden councillor as its Carers’ Champion. From May 2015 this has been Councillor Richard Cotton.
 
CCV meetings dates:
The first CCV meeting of 2018 will be on 8th February. Futher future dates will be added shortly.

For further information on CCV, please contact Philippa Russell at Centre 404: 020 7697 1336 or email philippar@centre404.org.uk

 

Wall Climbing for people with disabilities

Launching on 30th June 2017, taking place at Swiss Cottage Lesiure Centre, Adelaide Road, London, NW3 3NF.

Every Friday:
• 7-8pm Climbing for people who are blind or partially sighted.
• 8-9pm Climbing for wheelchair users and people with physical disabilities

Try your first session for free.
£5 per session per person aged 16+.

For more information and to register your interest, please contact Swiss Cottage Climbing Centre by calling 020 7974 1351 or email swisscottageclimbing@gll.org