Carewaves Newsletter - Issue 1 of 2019

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Read all about it! The latest edition of Carewaves has arrived and is available for download now on our website via this link – Carewaves issue 1 of 2019.

Carewaves is full of articles about what we and other organisations have been doing to support unpaid carers. You can also find out about funding we have secured from the National Lottery Community Fund to continue and develop our Carer Support Hubs and volunteer run Mentoring Service.

As always there are details about our free courses, workshops and forums. There is also information about our plans for Carers Week 2019 (10th – 16th June).

You can also read about:

Our Home Care and Advocacy Services – what they involve and how we support unpaid carers;

  • Changes to dementia services in Hertfordshire; and

  • Our work with young carers including a review of our 2019 Young Carers’ Conference. You can also find out about a contract Hertfordshire County Council has awarded us that will enable us to build on the support we provide to young carers and their families.


Given the ongoing pressure on public money, our Trustees have decided to refresh our Fundraising Strategy with the aim of raising £150,000 per annum. This extra money will make the charity more resilient and allow us to continue developing innovative services. We already have some very committed volunteers who help us with fundraising and we recognise the hard work they put in. However, we know that we need to do more and plan for the future. The Trustees want to make sure that the refreshed Strategy and accompanying Action Plan are co-produced by carers, staff and volunteers. They also want to develop guidance to make sure that all our fundraising activities support and complement our values. We would really like to hear from any carers who are willing to be involved – if you are interested then please email contact@carersinherts.org.uk with the subject title Fundraising.

 If you need advice or support about your caring role, please contact our Carer Support Advisors on 01992 58 69 69 or email contact@carersinherts.org.uk and someone will help you.


Regards

Steve Delaney, Interim Chief Executive