What’s on at the Gwent hub - October Events

Contact us by email at: gwentcarershub@ctsew.org.uk   October Events Poster

October Activities
If you would like to join in with any of our groups call us on 01495 367564. A member of our team will talk you through how to join.

Mindfulness Session
Mon 12th Oct
1pm – 2pm
Join us in the zoom room for a mindfulness s ession where you can learn tips and techniques to unwind and relax.

Virtual Family Fortunes
Wed 28th Oct
7pm - 8pm
Join us in the zoom room for Family fortunes, have the top answers ready call the hub team on 01495 367564 for more information!

Wednesday Mornings
Carers Coffee & Chat
10am – 11am
Join on Zoom and meet other carers for a chat with each ot her and support from the Hubs Well being Team
Carers Question Time
Thursday  Mornings
10am  –  12pm
The Carers Wellbeing team will be available to an swer your questions and offer support, why not drop into our zoom session

Scam Awareness
Tuesday 20th Oct
4pm – 5pm
Join us on a zoom session to find out what you can do to protect yourself and others on scams and how to report a scam

Boo!  Why not enter  the Halloween Spirit
Pumpkin Carving and Fancy dress Competition
Spooktacular prizes for the best entry in each category
Ask the team for details on how to enter.

Carers Cafés
Dewis, Hafal and Gwent Carers Hub are working together to offer information and advice about services for carers such as hospital discharge, care planning and advocacy support.
Live carers Café on 21st October 10am -12noon We would love to see you there

Small Grant Scheme
Small Carers Grants provide financial support to individual carers off all ages via its four different grant c ategories – Essentials, Carer Skills, Carer Access and Time Out This service is run by Carers Trust South East Wales and Supported by the five Local Authorities throughout Gwent. If you would like to know more, please contact the team on 01495 367564 or email us gwentcarershub@ctsew.org.uk

Carers Expert Panel - we want to know your thoughts
Our Expert Panel is here to ensure that your voice is heard. We need your expert knowledge as a carer to help us influence, change and shape the services that affect you.

You don’t need to have any special skills or qualifications to be part of the Expert Panel, you just need to be in a caring role or have cared and be willing to give some of your time to attend meetings in person, or via an online platform (we can help if you need support with this).  For more information, contact the team on 01495 367564 or gwentcarershub@ctsew.org.uk

Do you know which organisations are Carer friendly?
Huge congratulations to the following teams for achieving their Carer Friendly Advanced Accreditation:

  • Caerphilly County Council Carer’s Team,
  • Blaina Medical Practice
  • Older Adult Mental Health - Memory Team at Ty Siriol.
  • Further congratulations to the Disability Advice Project for achieving their Carer Friendly Accreditation. It was great to see all of the team’s hard work and dedication to support carers being acknowledged and appreciated by the review panel.

Upcoming opportunity:
Free Supporting Carers Workshop, kindly hosted by TVA, delivered via Microsoft Teams on the 14th October, 10:30-12:00. For more details visit: www.tvawales.org.uk/events or contact lisa.yokwe@ctsew.org.uk

Do you know what is available for carers in your area?
Blaenau Gwent Carers Team support carers in the borough via telephone, e-mail and online, in groups and through various activities and events. If you are a carer and need information or advice to help support you in your caring role or wish to have a Carers Assessment completed, then please contact 01495 315700 to make a referral.

For more information about the services across Gwent please contact the team on 01495 367564 or Gwentcarershub@ctsew.org.uk