Events and training Carers Lunch and Talk Our Carers Lunch is a collaboration between Southampton Mencap and Carers in Southampton. It takes place monthly on a Wednesday at The Victory Centre, 154-158 Portswood Road SO17 2NH. Parking may be found at Westridge Road Car Park and costs 50p for 3 hrs. We invite speakers on relevant topics to talk from 12-1pm and this is followed by a free light lunch of sandwiches and treats from 1-2pm. Staff from Carers in Southampton and Southampton Mencap attend the lunch and are available to answer any questions you may have via our Information Desk. We ask that you tell us if you plan to attend, by phoning us on 023 8058 2387 or emailing us at [email protected]. Carers Lunch Dates for 2019: 20th February - Time Banking will come and tell us about their community skills exchange service where you can an hour for an hour. Members can also become Timebank Health Buddies offering transport to medical appointments, collecting prescriptions, companionship and help after coming home from hospital. Bob Gleeson will talk about the CQC Experts by Experience scheme. The Experts by Experience programme involves the public in inspections and activities. The Experts are people who have personal experience of using or caring for someone who uses health, mental health and/or social care services that CQC regulate 20th March Strategies for sleep issues 17th April Hospital discharge team 15th May Dying Matters 12th June Managing Diabetes More to come..