Win a flight in a Spitfire

Nuffield Southampton Theatres (NST) have partnered with Biggin Hill Heritage Hangar to win a flight in a Spitfire. The generous prize has been donated to help NST celebrate their first birthday in NST City, Southampton’s city centre theatre and to raise income for NST’s Impact Fund which funds projects for local young people and emerging artists. Raffle tickets are £5 and are available from NST’s Box Office by calling 023 8067 1771 or at www.nstheatres.co.uk.Read more

More than 600 people quit work every day to look after relatives

New research by Carers UK reveals that 2.6 million have quit their job to care for a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill. This is a 12% increase since the public were polled in 2013.Read more

Hot off the Press: Our January Newsletter

The latest Carers in Southampton Newsletter is ready for you to readRead more

NEW Dementia friendly folkdance sessions from FolkActive

Starting Wednesday 16th January 2019 then on the third Wednesday of the month (except August) from 2.00pm to 3.30pm at Freemantle Community Centre, Randolph Street, Southampton SO15 3HERead more

Kentish Road respite

Southampton City Council encourage as many carers as possible to complete this survey consulting on options for the Kentish Road respite siteRead more

TV licence email scam: More than 5,000 complaints in three months

A TV Licensing spokeswoman said: "TV Licensing will never email customers, unprompted, to ask for bank details, personal information or tell you that you may be entitled to a refund."Read more

The Secretary of State has announced measures to reduce the most severely disabled benefit claimants having their awards unnecessarily reviewed.

The Secretary of State has announced measures to reduce the most severely disabled benefit claimants having their awards unnecessarily reviewed. New guidance will ensure that people who are awarded the highest level of support under Personal Independence Payment, and whose needs are expected to stay the same or increase, will receive an ongoing award, with a ‘light touch’ review every 10 years.Read more

Extending healthy ageing through smart sensors and collaboration

Using sensors and analytics to detect unexpected changes in behaviour, the CareTeam app integrates help from friends, family and neighbours along with professional carers. The app allows an invited circle of trusted people to share important information such as medications and appointments in a secure platform.Read more

Photo Review of Carers Rights Day 2018

We welcomed the Mayor and Mayoress of Southampton at Southampton Mencap to acknowledge the impact and value of caring contributed by unpaid carers across Southampton #CarersRightsDay2018Read more

Distance Carers Hull publishes research results

Research into the specific issues facing long distance carers has now been published. Read the report here.Read more

NHS England free guides to healthy caring and healthy ageing

NHS England has produced two free guides to support the health and wellbeing of carers and older people.Read more