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

Carers Cards

Save you money out and about and recognise your caring role

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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

  • Adult Learning Disabilities Night 30th January 2020

    Thursday 30th January 6-9.30pm Dress as your favourite movie star! £5 per ticket. Food and raffle. Phone 023 8044 9312. Click to see poster. Read more

  • Wanted for research: carers who look after Black Africans/Caribbeans with psychosis

    Research into ‘talking therapy’ for families with African and/or Caribbean heritage affected by psychosis. Wanted: carers who look after Black Africans/Caribbeans with psychosis. Carer participants will be reimbursed for their time and travel as well as refreshments being provided. The focus group will be 10:30 – 12.30 Thursday 6th February at Tom Rudd Unit, Moorgreen Hospital. Read more

  • Carers Talk and Lunch February 2020

    On 12th February please SAVE THE DATE for a session on taking care of the health of your 'cared for' at The Victory Centre, 154-158 Portswood Road SO17 2NH. Talk from 12-1pm. Lunch 1-2pm. Read more

  • Life after loss: save the date

    Support, advice and practical next steps for life after caring in the Café down the Lane at Southampton Mencap on Wednesday 26th February 2020 from 2-4pm. Open to anyone whose caring role has ended due to bereavement. Read more

  • Life after loss: save the date

    Support, advice and practical next steps for life after caring in the Café down the Lane at Southampton Mencap on Wednesday 26th February 2020 from 2-4pm. Open to anyone whose caring role has ended due to bereavement. Read more

News

  • Report on Adult Social Care statistics in England

    The Office for Statistics Regulation (OSR) has published its findings from an in-depth review of Adult Social Care statistics in England. It calls for better adult social care data for England to understand the experience of individuals getting social care. 16 January 2020 — Press release Read more

  • Help shape local cancer support services

    1 in 2 people will get cancer in their lifetime. Rising referrals and a growing population will increase pressure on cancer services. (Source:Cancer Research UK). Please take part in shaping local cancer services by completing this survey from Healthwatch Southampton. Closes 30th January 2020. Read more

  • Carer Survey

    Tell University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust your carer views and needs Read more

  • Southampton Timebank at Cafe Down the Lane

    3rd Monday of the month 1- 3.30 p.m. for Coffee and Chat at Café Down the Lane in Portswood. There will be cake and refreshments available to buy Read more

  • Our 2019 Winter Newsletter

    Helpful information on hospital care, food for those alone or in hardship and a special feature on staying well and preventing cancer Read more

  • Looming crisis for older family carers of people with learning disabilities

    A new report highlights hidden challenges pushing informal, family carers of people with conditions such as Down’s syndrome to breaking point. Article dated Thursday 28 November 2019 Read more