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Online course for carers of people with psychosis and schizophrenia

Published 20/08/2015

The Carers Hub has recieved news of a new course which many of you will be interested in: - “My name is Juliana Onwumere and I am psychologist working at KCL and SLaM.   At King's we have recently…

Customer Service Level 1 Course

Published 30/04/2015

Customer Service Level 1 Course – Tuesday 5thMay – 7thJuly – 10AM-1PM With CityLit, the St Lukes Hub will be hosting a customer service level 1 course at ST Lukes Hub on Tuesday…

8 Weeks to go until the Autism Show 2015!

Published 16/04/2015

Only 8 Weeks to go until The Autism Show 2015 We would like to invite you to this year's Autism Show London which opens in just eight weeks' time. You can book your ticket today and save 20% off…

The Care Act and Assessments

Published 25/03/2015

Carers UK have produced a new factsheet for when the new Care Act comes into force on the 1st April and tells carers how to get help and support. You can download your copy here. In Lambeth to request…

Transport for All Need Your Support

Published 10/02/2015

  Donate today Become a member Need help? Take action – End higher fares for disabled taxi users 9 Feb 2015 | Read more » Write to your MP to make it illegal to charge wheelchair users…

The Dementia Journey

Published 10/02/2015

Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust successfully secured funding from the Department of Health funding for a pilot project ‘Designing the Dementia Journey – a holistic approach…

Wanted! Carers of people on enteral nutrition

Published 28/01/2015

Researchers at University College London (UCL) would like to hear from carers who use feeding pumps in the home. This project is interested in the experience of carers, the tips and tricks they develop…

Auditons at the Old Vic, open for All ages

Published 9/01/2015

 The Old Vic are holding open auditions for our upcoming community production,Ages, which explores what it means to grow up and to grow old in London. We are keen to connect with people who have never…

NHS Parent Carer Consultation

Published 9/01/2015

Lambeth’s Contact a Family’s Winter 2015 newsletter is due out next week. They will be posting a copy to their members as well as emailing a PDF version to all stakeholders and providers.  …

Autism weekly

Published 6/01/2015

Your newsletter January 2015     Campaign Join us Donate Shop   Stand out for autism this World Autism Awareness Week! 27 March – 2 April                   …

DWP Confirms details of further roll out of personal independance payment

Published 11/12/2014

Personal Independence payment (PIP) is to be rolled out to existing DLA claimants in four additional areas, the DWP has confirmed. From 17 November 2014, existing DLA claimants in areas with postcodes…

Hospital Discharge: Help them to get it right? 10th Dec 5pm -7pm@336 Brixton Rd

Published 10/12/2014

T​wo days to go until our public strategy meeting on “Hospital Discharge: How can we get it right?”. To book your place please contact: 020 7274 8522 or email:info@healthwatchlambeth.org.uk…

Carers Hub Black History month Trip on the 14th October 2014 2pm (Please call to book)

Published 19/09/2014

Call and book you space for a FREE guided tour of the Black Cultural Archives Heritage Centre. Carers Hub 0207 642 0038. Our tour guide will show us the many different pieces of Art, reference Library,…

New online advice resource Advice Local

Published 6/08/2014

  Lasa has recently launched a new web resource called advicelocal, covering all 33 London boroughs. The site offers access to welfare law, housing, debt and social care topics and includes a searchable…

New DASL ‘Into Sport’ project for Disabled People

Published 23/04/2014

Disabled people in London will have more opportunities to get involved in sport after Inclusion London received £501,000 of funding from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport fund, for its “Into…

Is online mentoring for you?

Published 15/04/2014

  How does it work? Drawing on its extensive experience of volunteer mentoring, TimeBank recruits, trains and supports volunteers who have current or previous caring experience and who would like…

Husband, Dad, Boyfriend, Grandad, Carer?

Published 28/01/2014

Carers UK Policy & Campaigns Officer, Kirsty, explains why they have chosen to partner with the Men’s Health Forum on some important new research being undertaken about male carers… 41%…

New Carer’s Allowance Online Service

Published 22/01/2014

Introduced in October last year, the new Carer’s Allowance Online Service allows carers to make an electronic claim for Carer’s Allowance using the internet. As well as making new claims, claimants…

We just wanted to share a link with you to the National Autism forum

Published 17/01/2014


National minimum wage rise may be bad news for some carers

Published 17/09/2013

Next month the national minimum wage (NMW) for those aged 21 and over will be increased from £6.19 to £6.31 per hour. Whilst this is good news for most low paid workers, it may cause problems…

Urgent News From the hub

Published 18/07/2013

Please be aware that Lambeth have received a level 3 alert due to the continuing hot weather. A Level 3 heatwave alert means people should be aware of the actions to protect themselves from the possible…

What the Queen’s Speech means for carers

Published 9/05/2013

The Queen's Speech on 8 May 2013 included two Bills relevant to carers amongst the Government's legislative plans for 2013-14 - a social care bill and a bill on reforming the State Pension. This…

Big Health Day - Lambeth Learning Disability Partnership Board

Published 26/04/2013

To find out more, please click here

Using the Mental Capacity Act

Published 26/04/2013

The attached booklet gives you information on your rights and what you need to know regarding the person you are caring for SECTION 2: The five principles of the Mental Capacity Act...........................…

Think you may be affected by the “Bedroom Tax”?

Published 2/04/2013

Carers UK have put together a comprehensive factsheet regarding the issues carers are facing regarding the new size criteria rules, known as the "bedroom tax". You can download a copy here. As it points…

Employment opportunities for young carers aged 18 to 25

Published 30/01/2013

Moving On….Young Carers, Employment Apprenticeships and Transition February 6th 2013, 10am-3.30pm at Lynton House, Tavistock Square, LONDON Moving on to the world of work is often a difficult transition…

Equality Advisory Service replacing the EHRC helpline

Published 8/10/2012

Equality Advisory Support Service The Government has commissioned a new Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS) to replace the EHRC Helpline.  The EHRC Helpline is closed from 24th September and…

This month’s newsletter out now for learning disability carers

Published 8/10/2012

The September Newsletter is now availible forn you to look at. Please click here and find out what events have happened and are taking place in and around lambeth for Carers with learning disabilities.

MP proposes landmark new social care law

Published 24/07/2012

Carers UK has joined forces with Barbara Keeley MP and a cross party group of MPs to work on a new piece of legislation to improve the supply of social care and help identify hidden carers. Barbara Keeley…

The Autism Show 15 to 16 June 2012 tickets available now

Published 28/03/2012

The Autism Show, the national event for autism, is dedicated to the two million people in the UK who live and work with autism on a daily basis. The Autism Show is for the growing community of parents,…

What does the budget mean for Carers?

Published 28/03/2012

Carers UK analyses what the 2012 Budget will mean for carers, with measures including increases to the personal tax allowance, planned changes to the Basic State Pension and the possibility of additional…

The all-new Accessible Property Register website is here!

Published 28/02/2012

The all-new Accessible Property Register website is here! Access specialists, Accessible Property Register www.accessible-property.org.uk, are delighted to announce that their completely new and upgraded…

Carers Direct live twitter sessions

Published 16/01/2012

Carers Direct, the national information service for carers are hosting live twitter Q&A sessions every Monday in January from 5-7pm where carers can chat online via Twitter to discuss any questions…

Time for a Break competition

Published 19/12/2011

Free to enter for carers

Campaign for Independent Living Fund

Published 19/12/2011

Would you like to lose the freedom and control over basic aspects of your life? Think about your day - today. What have you done? When did you get up, what did you eat, when did you wash... ? Over 20,…

Clarification on Carers Allowance and PIP

Published 19/12/2011

Please read this press release from Carers UK regarding Carers Allowance and PIP http://www.carersuk.org/newsroom/item/2418-carers-uk-welcomes-clarification-on-vital-carers-benefits-entitlements

NHS Future Forum “listening events”

Published 7/07/2011

Regional Voices is hosting a programme of NHS Future Forum “listening events” as part of the listening exercise in the development of the Health and Social Care Bill. These listening events…

New to Caring?  New Guide out

Published 17/06/2011

BUPA and Carers UK have teamed up to create a unique wealth of support and resources to coincide with Carers Week 2011. Are you new to caring for someone? Download this free guide for some helpful advice…