Coventry Carers' Bulletin - May 2017

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Coventry Carers' Bulletin - May 2017

Carers' Week 12 - 16 June 2017

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Carers Trust Heart of England will be out and about in Coventry over the whole week. 

Come and visit us at one of our stands, or tell your friends to come, to find out more about the services available and support for carers in Coventry.  All the stands are open 10.00am to 4.00pm.

  • Monday 12 June - Ricoh Arena Shopping Mall and Longford Health Centre
  • Tuesday 13 June - Asda Whitley Park
  • Wednesday 14 June - University Hospital, Cannon Park Shopping Centre and Warwick University
  • Thursday 15 June - Cathedral Lanes Shopping Mall
  • Friday 16 June - Sainsbury’s  Canley and Information Fair at Central Library

CarerSmart Club

CarerSmart is a club run by Carers Trust, the UK’s largest carers’ charity, and is open to carers, people with care needs, staff and volunteers across the Carers Trust network of which Carers Trust Heart of England is a member.

Joining is easy and free. Once you are a member, you can benefit from a wide range of offers including:

  • Cash back on shopping from numerous high street retailers
  • Best rates from energy providers
  • Reductions on insurance renewals
  • Discounts on holidays and travel arrangements
  • Reduced price lifestyle activities
  • Free legal advice services

and much, much more . . . there really is something for everyone.

Find out more and sign up.

Pop-up clinics for Alzheimer’s Society

Alzheimer's Society

All Coventry GPs will now be able to link people affected by dementia to the ten Coventry GP Dementia ‘Pop-up’ clinics.

This expansion of the Coventry and Rugby CCG funded project means that people living with dementia and/or carers can book an appointment to speak face to face with a Dementia Navigator at a local ‘host’ practice..

These specialist workers from the Alzheimer’s Society can provide information and support around a number of dementia related issues including diagnosis, all aspects of living with dementia, local services, legal rights and welfare benefits. In the two months the clinics have been up and running, 41 appointments have taken place.

 The ‘host’ practices are:

  • Coventry GP Group of Practices (Broad St)
  • Edgwick Medical Centre
  • Forum Health Centre
  • Henley Green Medical Centre
  • Holbrooks Health Team
  • Kenyon Medical Centres (Willenhall)
  • Parkleys Medical Practices (Bennetts Road)
  • Stoney Stanton Medical Centre
  • The Gables Medicentre (Holbrook)
  • Willenhall Oak

Phone in yourself or ask the receptionist to book you an appointment.

Look out for the posters in your GP Practice or call the Alzheimer’s Society on 024 7665 2602 for more information.

New Housing with Care (Extra Care Development Opens)

Prior to its official opening later this month the Arden Grove Extra Care Development in Tile Hill has begun to take its first tenants. Arden Grove provides a purpose built Dementia Centre with accommodation for 33 people with dementia offering one bedroomed apartments with a kitchen, shower room and lounge area. 

The development is be made up of 3 clusters, one per floor, and each with 10, 11 and 12 apartments. In addition to the apartments each floor has a domestic kitchen, dining room and lounge area. Assisted bathrooms are located on each floor.

Accord who run the scheme have used their experience of dementia friendly design and the Stirling Gold Standard to influence both building design and interior design decisions.

Care and support is provided in line with the Eden Alternative Philosophy of care and the Green House model through the design of the building and the development of the staffing structure.

The Green House Model, as part of the Eden Alternative, means to create the same feeling and experience of living in a real home, whilst in a care setting. The care setting is designed in small clusters, keeping it flexible and maintaining a homely feel. The comfort and dignity of private apartments are combined with the family-like atmosphere of open common spaces.

Access to the scheme is through assessment by Adult Social Care. Eligibility criteria apply. For further details please contact Richard Limb Commissioning, Commissioning Officer, on 024 7683 2852.

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