Coventry Carers' Bulletin - October 2021

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Welcome to this month's bulletin

Welcome to Octobers Carers' Bulletin, this bulletin looks forward to what's happening in November and there is an awful lot going on in the next month. In November we celebrate Carers Rights Day on 25 November, during that day there will be an information and advice session run by the Carers Trust Heart of England with partners from Adult Social Care and the Citizen's Advice Bureau, later that afternoon there will a session for Employers, to help raise the profile of carers in the workplace and an innovative and creative wind chimes workshop!

In early October we saw the government update their booster vaccination information to include unpaid carers as a priority for receiving their booster, we detail some information about that later on in the bulletin.  

If you ever want to feedback or provide your own update please contact us at

Carers survey 2021

Carers’ survey 2021 – have your say

If you've received an assessment of your needs or received services as a carer you may be asked to complete a survey of your experience during autumn 2021. You may have received a Carers' Assessment or you may have had your needs assessed as part of a Joint Assessment alongside the person you care for. 

The Carers' survey is a national survey commissioned by NHS Digital, which all Local Authorities in England with social care responsibilities must carry out. This survey has been developed in order to learn more about:

  • Whether the support and services received by carers are helping them in their caring role and to live a life outside of caring
  • What carers think of any services provided to the person they are caring for

The survey is important to the council because it helps us understand what areas we need to improve both locally and on a national scale. We encourage you to complete the survey if you are asked to.


Updated booster information for Carers

The government has updated information and advice for carers who are now prioritised for the booster vaccination. Please remember to receive your booster jab it must have been six months since your second jab.  We are also encouraging all unpaid carers to receive the influenza jab.  

We have updated our website with the current information.

Carers and COVID-19 Information.

Carers Rights Day - 25 November 2021

Carers Trust are holding a Q&A Zoom session to promote Carers Rights Day.  

The zoom session will run on Thursday 25 November 11am- 12noon via the zoom virtual platform

Join zoom meeting.

At the zoom session there will be representatives from:

  • CAB Representatives who will be available to offer Generic advice to carers
  • Carers Trust representatives to offer advice to Transitional and Adult Carers who are carers within a workplace.
  • Adult Social care representatives to offer generic advice about what Adult Social Care can help with
  • Young Cares Coventry representatives who can provide advice about Young Carers
  • Carers Trust Wellbeing team representatives from Coventry Team to offer generic advice to Adult Carers in Coventry

Thanks again for your support with Carers Rights day, hopefully we can together solve few questions for Carers and relive some anxieties.

Carers Right Days

A Year in the Life of Adult Social Care

annual report

Every year Coventry Adult Social Care produce a report which documents the on-going activity throughout the year. The year 2020-21 was possibly the most challenging year for Adult Social Care in history, as we navigated our way through the pandemic. We hope the report captures a reflection of the challenges, the successes and some positive stories about the role of social care in people's lives. It will give you a flavour of the way we work, the partnerships we have and the diversity of the work. View the report.

Have your say on dementia services

We are proposing to transform Maymorn Day Centre into a dementia hub for Coventry.

Maymorn Centre is a council operated, Monday to Friday day service for people with advanced dementia. Prior to the pandemic, the number of people using the service has gradually reduced, there are currently 10 filled spaces which is under capacity. Maymorn is currently open two days a week for a smaller number of spaces with a view to increase to three days subject to demand.

We want:

A single hub as the ‘go to’ place for people with dementia and their carers. The hub would 

  • be a ‘one stop’ shop for advice and support, to reconnect with others
  • be a base for a number of organisations involved in providing a service to people with dementia
  • provide services on and off site
  • have a single phone number manned by one organisation who would have the full directory or services and support available to signpost and refer people as appropriate.
  • support a much wider cohort of people with dementia, from younger adults/early onset dementia to those with memory issues without a diagnosis of dementia.

Further background information can be found at Dementia Consultation.

The Council is committed to understanding what impact the development of a hub might have on the different communities of Coventry. An equality impact assessment (EIA) has been produced for this purpose.

Please let us know what you think by completing the survey below.

The deadline for responses is December 12 2021

Dementia Hub

Hope Programme for Carers

**starting Thursday 11 November**

Would you like to cope better, feel more in control and be more resilient?

The Hope Programme for carers has been developed by carers, Hope for The Community UK and researchers at Coventry University - we have had great feedback from those who have taken part in these sessions previously and found the programme has helped in managing their caring role.

One of our carers says “I enjoyed sharing this course with other carers. It was good to have something to do that was just focusing on what needs carers have. And that we are not just carers, but people too, with feelings and emotions"

Starting in November, to find out more and sign-up, please visit ⬇

Hope For Carers

Free course for carers

Thrive at Work - employers - supporting carers in the workplace

Carers in the workplace

Calling all Coventry & Warwickshire employers, would you like to learn more about supporting your staff who care for a loved one? 

We're holding an employer session on Thursday 25 November at 2pm – 3.30pm via Microsoft Teams.  

One in seven people are providing care alongside working in any workplace, caring for someone may be rewarding but it may also comes with pressures.  

Supporting carers in the workplace session will explore:

  • Identifying carers in the workplace
  • Understanding how caring might impact the workforce
  • How can we support carers in the workplace and look at best practice
  • Creating a caring culture
  • Tools and surveys that can help support a caring workforce
  • Understand what a Carers Assessment is and who is entitled to one
  • An overview of the Carers Trust Heart of England – our local Carers Services.

The event is being provided for small/medium sized businesses across Coventry & Warwickshire, it is free and will be held online over Microsoft Teams. Sign up and receive the link: Thrive At Work - Book Tickets

Thrive at Work

Allowing Change - Men's Workshops

Calling all men! Join The Carers Trust Heart of England for the men’s only workshop of our Allowing Change workshop series. This free online workshop focuses on allowing change in a positive way.

These weekly sessions run from 2-3pm, starting Tuesday 2 November and will cover the following areas of support:

⭐Tuesday 2 November - Meditation and breathwork. Bring ease into our daily life.

⭐Tuesday 9 November - Managing emotion. Supporting a state of equilibrium when difficult emotions arise.

⭐Tuesday 16 November - Compassion. How to support the body and mind to feel at ease.

⭐Tuesday 23 November - Ways to elevate your mood. Simple but effective ways to feel stronger.

For more information or to reserve your place, please email: or call 024 7663 2972 option 1.

Read full details about the course at ⬇️

Allowing Change - Men's Group

Allowing Change - Carers Workshop

Allowing Change workshops

As part of the Allowing Change workshop series the Carers Trust Heart of England have released further dates for sessions in November up until February 2022.  

If you are interested in booking a place please contact: or contact 024 7663 2972 - Option 1. 

Allowing Change Workshop

Wind Chimes - Carer Workshop (Carers Rights Day)

The Carers Trust Heart of England as part of their Carers Rights Day Celebrations, will be hosting an innovative Wind Chimes Workshop. The workshop is free and materials will be provided.  

To confirm your attendance - please email or call 024 7663 2972 option 1 to book.  

Bookings must be confirmed by 12 November.

Wind Chimes

Coming Up - Coping with Caring Course (December Date)

The Recovery Academy offer a FREE online workshop for carers called `Coping with Caring’.  

The session will be hosted on Tuesday 14 December - 11am-1pm via Zoom.

This course aims to raise awareness and understanding of how the caring role can impact on many aspects of your life.  The course looks at ways you can look after yourself as well as continuing to support and promote the independence of the person you care for.

Book a place at the Recovery & Wellbeing Academy.

Coping with Caring

Care We Share - Pilot

Care We Share is a unique online platform that aims to ensure you can care for your loved one 24/7 by organising and managing a network of family and friends to help you share some daily tasks and provide support in an emergency. With over half of carers aged 52 to 64 combining work and care, Care We Share is also keen to support these carers. In partnership with Coventry City Council and Carers Trust Heart of England, Coventry-based carers are invited to take part in a pilot to help us co-design the best possible version of the Care We Share tool. Participants will receive as thankyou a £25 amazon voucher for using the platform (a minimum of once per week over a three month period) and an additional £25 amazon voucher for completing a survey at the end of the trial. Your input will provide valuable feedback to help us shape our future provision of Care We Share. To find out more and take part please email

Care We Share Banner

Young Adult Carers - Cinema Trip

🎬🍕 Free cinema and pizza trip! 🎬🍕

Are you aged 18-25 and help to care for someone in your family?

Come and join our Young Adult Carers Team on Friday 12 November at Showcase cinema, Coventry to watch a movie and enjoy pizza afterwards. (movie and time T.B.C)

To register your interest, text cinema and your full name to 07709 712437.

YAC Cinema Trip

Young Carers activity timetable

The Young Carers Project continue to hold sessions throughout the month.  

Mondays - 12-17year olds

Thursdays - 5-11year olds

Thursday 25 November - There will be a quiz for all ages. 

To sign up for Young Carers activities head over to Young Carers Project - Activities

Young Carers Activity Timetable

Feedback your experience of care provided by CWPT

I want great care

Have you received support from the CWPT?  This might be support like District Nursing Services, the Community Neurological Rehabilitation Team, IAPT and many more community services across Coventry & Warwickshire. They will use any feedback to understand what they need to improve and understand what they do well. 


If you'd like to provide feedback, you can use the QR code or visit the iWant Great Care.  

Health Watch

Healthwatch Coventry is recruiting local people to its Steering Group. This group is central to our work. There are places for individual volunteers and representatives from local community and voluntary groups. Healthwatch listens to what really matters to people in Coventry when using local health and social care services. This group sets work priorities and works for change based on what we hear from local people.

Find out more online, contact 024 7622 0381 or email Closing date: 8 November 2021

Recruiting Volunteers

Carers Trust Heart of England - groups - November dates






Care & Share

(Mental Health Carers Support)

Bonds Hospital (Hill St)



Yoga & Relaxation




Carers Tea @ 3




African & Caribbean Carers Support Group




General Carers Group

Penny Collard Centre



Yoga & Relaxation




Carers Tea @ 3




Yoga & Relaxation




Carers Tea @ 3




Milan Carers Group

Penny Collard Centre / Zoom


For any information about any of the groups above please contact the Carers Trust Heart of England on 024 7663 2972 option 1 to discuss.

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