Carer Support Elmbridge is a charity supporting unpaid carers, who may care for a relative, friend or neighbour. It is completely independent of the statutory agencies.
There are three Carer Support & Advocacy Workers. They are able to offer advocacy, general information, help in obtaining services, home visits, support groups, a listening ear and training opportunities.
Our three Carer Support & Advocacy Workers are Yvonne Clarke, Liz Hopkins and our Parent Carer Support Worker – Anne Hubble.
Carers Week Report 2016
CSE celebrated carers week by hosting a number of events. On Saturday 4th June CSE attended Molesey Carnival and hosted a bottle tombola stall, we are very pleased to announce that we raised over £500. We would like to say a big thank you to all that were involved with supporting us for this event – for photos and more information please see our fundraising page.
Garsons Esher, kindly hosted a carer’s cream tea for carers week and donated 30 cream teas for us to enjoy on Tuesday 7th June. A big thank you to Michelle and Ben at Garsons who made this happen for us!
On Wednesday 8th June, 50 carers joined Jenny Pearman and Liz Hopkins for a day trip to Brighton. A fantastic time was had, the weather remained beautiful right until the journey back when the skies opened (of course, Jenny had planned for this). The carers even took part in an on-board quiz during the journey up.
The gnomes are coming!
CSE can finally reveal the project they have been involved in at Hampton Court Palace. During this summer ‘Gnomes Unearthed’ will be coming to the Palace’s gardens. Umbriel the mischievous gnome will be popping up throughout the gardens with tales to tell and vibrantly coloured costumes designed by local community groups – including us! ‘Our Umbriel’ can be found in the Maze this summer. Please pop along and see him!
CSE’s new Development Worker
Thanks to a very generous grant from Walton Charity, CSE have now employed Jenny Pearman as their ‘Development Worker’. Jenny has already worked with the CSE team for almost 4 years as their administrator, financial assistant and events organiser. Jenny will be supporting CSE by raising awareness of the support and services available to carers by CSE as well as fundraising and networking with the local community.
The next edition of the CSE Newsletter is now available – CSE – Newsletter Spring 2016
Please note there is an error in the printed edition regarding the walking groups, the next date will be Wednesday 13th April not the 14th. Apologies for any confusion.
New to caring? Need advice on the maze of benefits?
Carers UK have recently launched ‘Upfront’ – the first online carer’s guide for people who are new to caring and need some help navigating the maze of support and information that’s out there. Carers UK have found that half of the people caring for someone 35 hours a week or more had not had a Carer’s Assessment from their local authority. For more information please click here.
You could get Carer’s Credit if you’re caring for someone for at least 20 hours a week. Carer’s Credit is a National Insurance Credit that helps with gaps in your National Insurance Record. Your state pension is based on your national insurance record. For more information please click here.
Free courses for carers!
Carer Support Elmbridge
5 The Quintet
Walton on Thames
Surrey KT12 2TZ
0203 757 7230 (please note this is not a premium number and will cost the same as a landline rate)
Registered Charity Number 1108911 Company Number 05320237 Carer Support Elmbridge Limited