The Renewal Programmes Newham Carers Network


"Better Health for Carers can develop a programme which will empower carers to become more to resilient, through professional training, workshops and courses, which will practically and holistically support and mentor other carers, within a friendly and social environment."

The above was the conclusion reached after an independent evaluation of 10 years funding by the Big Lottery of a Carers Health Support Service in 2017.  Based on this and successful application, we have been awarded funding for another 3 years, for a sustainability project to deliver a Carers empowerment through health service.

In the first year, carers will be empowered in their caring role through the following workshops:

  • Advocacy for self and others

  • Carers Rights and entitlements

  • Reviews and tribunals

  • Safeguarding awareness

  • Understanding the 'system'

  • Condition Awareness and Management

  • Behaviour Management

  • Dementia Awareness for carers

  • Managing Stress

  • Diabetes

  • Moving and Lifting

  • Medicine Management

  • Health and Well-being

  • Aromatherapy

  • Natural Remedies

  • Making Natural Beauty Products

  • Winter Warmers

  • Eating for Health

  • Creative Arts

In the second year, 10 Carers leads will be trained to co-deliver the empowerment programme (covering topics from year 1) to other carers.  Training will be certificated or accredited.

  • Train the Trainer
  • Communication Skills
  • Using Social Media
  • Motivational Skills
  • Mentoring and Advocacy
  • Carers Rights
  • Selected Condition Management
  • Selected Health and Well-being

In the third year, 10 carers' leads will directly deliver the programme to carers.

For more information, please contact:

catherine.i[email protected]

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