The Renewal Programmes Newham Carers Network

"Better Health for Carers can develop a programme which will empower carers to become more resilient through professional training, workshops and courses. This 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, The Renewal Programme have been awarded funding for another three years until 2021. This is for a sustainability project delivering a Carer's Health Empowerment project.

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

  • 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
  • Managing stress
  • Diabetes
  • Moving, lifting and handling
  • Medicine management
  • Health and well-being
  • Aromatherapy
  • Natural remedies
  • Making natural beauty products
  • Winter warmers
  • Eating for health
  • Creative arts

In the second year of the project, ten carer leads will be trained to co-deliver the above to other carers. Training will be certified or accredited:

  • Carers and Advocacy
  • Adult Carers Right
  • Rights of Disabled Children and Young People
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Welfare Benefits Advocacy
  • Introduction to Health and Well-Being
  • The Power of Positive Thinking
  • Mindfulness Meditation for Daily Living
  • Fundamentals of Peer Counselling
  • Building your Resilience

In the third year, ten carer leads will directly deliver the programme to carers.

For more information regarding the project, please e-mail.

Mindfulness and Meditation Workshops for Carers (in Newham only):

  • Thursday 26th November 11.30am - 2pm: Mindfulness Meditations for Daily Living
    Teaching mindfulness meditations that you can practise everyday. Make mindfulness a part of your everyday life and enjoy the benefits for a lifetime. 
    Click on the above link to be taken to the Zoom meeting, details as follows:
    Meeting ID: 240 190 8846
    Passcode: 8k7vkF
    Please complete the below form and return before attending:

  • Thursday 3rd December 11.30am - 2pm: Guided Meditation Stress-Busting and Relaxation
    Guided meditation offers the participants assistance from the effort of relaxing the body and mind. It takes you on a journey of self-discovery through refocusing your awareness.