Carers Assessment Open Days

To help with form filling we are offering Carers Assessment Open Days in our office with help on hand from staff. These will be held at Meon House in Portswood from 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm on: Saturday 26th January, Thursday 14th February, Saturday 16th FebruaryRead more

NEW Dementia friendly folkdance sessions from

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

How to cope as a carer

A really helpful leaflet from Mind on managing stress as a carer #NationalStressAwarenessDayRead more

NEW Healthy Ageing and Healthy Caring guides

Free from NHS England, The Healthy Ageing and Healthy Caring guides provide information to older people and carers about  staying healthy, fit and independent  during the winter months, identifies the support that’s available to help maintain their heath and wellbeing and can help ease some of the winter pressures on the NHS systems.Read more

Decision-making and mental capacity

NICE guideline [NG108] Published date: October 2018. This covers decision-making in people 16 years and over who may lack capacity now or in the future. It aims to help health and social care practitioners support people to make their own decisions where they have the capacity to do so. It also helps practitioners to keep people who lack capacity at the centre of the decision-making process.Read more