A free service for anyone giving their time, unpaid, to look after a family member, friend or neighbour

Current newsletter

Latest events and services from service providers, updates to legislation and benefits and consultations on issues relevant to carers

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Author: Ashley Raynor

Carers Lunch and Talk

A monthly Wednesday meet up over lunch with invited speakers on issues relevant to people in a range of caring situations. From 12-2pm at The Victory Centre, 154-158 Portswood Road SO17 2NH

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Author: Pip Armitage

Events

  • Older awareness course for drivers

    An awareness event for older drivers that is being held throughout Hampshire in September / October 2019.  The event is free to attend and open between 9.30am to 3pm, no appointment is required, and people can pop in anytime during these hours. The events are aimed at anyone with an interest, from older drivers themselves, to friends and relatives. Read more

  • A course to help build resilience and wellbeing

    A SkillsMax 8 week course from 4th October to 29th November for parents or carers who are unemployed and experiencing anxiety, stress or loneliness. On Fridays 9.30am to 2.30pm. Building Resilience & Wellbeing is aimed at supporting carers and/or parents who are loaded with the demands of caring for others. The course is free. Lunch is provided as well as travel costs reimbursed. Read more

  • Board in the City Carers Club

    Carers Club at Board in the City 12-2pm each Friday offering events, book club, arts and crafts, gaming and coffee/chat (cold drinks, speciality teas and snacks) Located at 38-40 Onslow Road SO14 0JG Read more

  • Carers Talk and Lunch November 2019

    12pm to 2pm, Wednesday 20th November 2019 at The Victory Centre, 154-158 Portswood Road SO17 2NH. TALK ON WILLS and POWERS OF ATTORNEY. Talk from 12-1pm. Lunch 1-2pm. FREE. All those attending MUST pre-book by phone or email and be registered with Carers in Southampton. New registrations welcome. Read more

  • Carers Talk and Lunch December 2019

    12pm to 2pm, Wednesday 18th December 2019 at The Victory Centre, 154-158 Portswood Road SO17 2NH. TALK ON MINDFULNESS TECHNIQUES. Talk from 12-1pm. Lunch 1-2pm. FREE. All those attending MUST pre-book by phone or email and be registered with Carers in Southampton. New registrations welcome. Read more

News

  • Southampton City Council invite your views on their proposed budget

    Have your say on draft budget proposals for 2020/21 and onwards to 2022/23 Read more

  • New Helpdesks Service

    We have a new partnership with the Citizens Advice Service and Age UK Southampton who will now be running helpdesks at Cafe Down the Lane and at our Carers Lunches. Click for more details. Read more

  • Southern Health launch LIFE cards for suicide prevention

    Southern Health have produced LIFE cards as part of their suicide and self-harm prevention work. These are credit card size and can discreetly fit into wallets, phone pouches, pockets or hand bags. This means that people can have direct access to advice, help and support when they need it. Read more

  • NHS flu campaign: Carers are eligible for FREE vaccine.

    Prof Yvonne Doyle, of Public Health England, urged people to come forward for the vaccine - the NHS was able to vaccinate less than half of those in some of the target groups last year. "Some people think the flu is like the common cold. It's not. It can be a really serious illness and can be deadly for some," she said. About 1,700 deaths last year were linked to flu. Dr Jim McMenamin, of Health Protection Scotland, said: "Getting the vaccine only takes a few minutes and helps to provide prot Read more

  • Save £40 on half term break with Butlin's special offer for carers

    Special deal for carers from Butlin's for half term breaks. £40 off. Read more

  • Walktober

    Try the Go Jauntly walking app to help you discover local walking routes and challenges in Walktober. The app helps you discover local walking routes and challenges. Pick a walk and take one of the MyJourney challenges for your chance to win their Walktober prize draw! The deadline for entries is Friday 8 November. Read more