Join the Carers Voices Conference Week this March

by | Feb 22, 2022 | Carer News

​Our annual Carers Voices Conference Week 2022, For Caring Out Loud! will take place during the week of Monday 14th to 18th March 2022. Responding to carers feedback, the week will include both an in person event and a number of online workshops organised in collaboration with partner organisations.

It promises to be an inspiring series of live and online events that gives carers living in East Sussex a platform to voice ideas and share common experiences. The conference starts with the in person event at Uckfield Civic Centre, followed by online workshops on different topics. See agenda below and register here

“For Caring Out Loud” In person event, Uckfield Civic Centre

Monday 14th March, 10am – 3pm

Join our in person event for carers. We have a packed and interesting agenda for the day, including local and national speakers, Q&A panel with NHS, national carers’ charity and Care for the Carers, time to chat and share lunch, have your say and meet other carers. See the full agenda here.

Managing the maze – making Health & Social Care Systems work for carers

Tuesday 15th March, 11am – 12.30pm   Online

Influence Care for the Carers’ work to make East Sussex more carer-friendly, by sharing your experiences of navigating local Health & Social Care systems and how they impact on your wellbeing. Join us to give your views on what works well and what changes are needed, particularly as we emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Facilitated by Jennifer Twist, CEO, Care for the Carers

“It’s All About You” with DISC Dementia Support

Wednesday 16th March, 11am – 12pm Online

DISC Dementia Support will guide you through what support they offer, how to access it and open the floor for discussion about the challenges that carers face when their loved one has dementia. We will discuss coming out of pandemic and what may have worked well for carers during that time. Please be prepared to voice your thoughts!  Facilitated by DISC Directors – Louise Stears-Smith and Emma Jones.

Invite to Respite

Wednesday 16th March, 1.30pm – 3pm Online

Meet with Care for the Carers, Crossroads, Association of Carers and Good Company People, four local organisations offering advice, support and inspirational ways of providing respite for you as a carer. The session will offer plenty of time to talk about accessing their services and discuss the challenges for carers in doing so.

The benefits and pitfalls of Respite Care

Thursday 17th March, 10.30am – 11.30am Online

Workshop facilitated with partners from Barchester.

Breathe Your Way to Wellness with Bo-Tau

Thursday 17th March, 12pm – 12.34pm Online

Dr David Lewes is one of the UK’s leading clinical psychologists in treating stress, anxiety and phobias. His extensive knowledge and experience has led him to develop Bo-Tau, a breathing mechanism that helps alleviate stress and anxiety, enhance health, relax the body and boost energy levels. It’s unique combination of tried and tested Eastern Yogic techniques and modern neuroscientific discoveries can be used any time you need an oasis of calm.

First steps for carers in the dementia journey

Thursday 17th March, 2pm – 3pm Online

At this taster session, people who are new to Alzheimer’s Society services can find out more about it, sample ‘Introduction to the Dementia Journey’ course for carers and share ideas about best ways for carers to learn about dementia and be supported. Facilitated by Sam Smith from Alzheimer’s Society.

Live Q&A panel and reflections from the week

Friday 18th March, 3pm – 4.30pm   Online

With Chair of Care for the Carers and Chair of the Conference, Dr. Neil Churchill OBE, Jennifer Twist, CEO, Care for the Carers, NHS and national carers charity leaders.

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