Bingley Physiotherapy Practice supporting us!

The Bingley Physiotherapy Practice has chosen Carers’ Resource as one of its three charities of the year. As a result, it is kindly offering reduced-price massage and reflexology treatments for carers who are registered with us.

30-minute seated acupressure or reflexology appointments are available on Weds 28 Feb from 5pm (last slot at 7.45pm). 30-minute massages are available on Thu 1 March starting at 10am and (last slot at 12.45pm). The cost of a treatment is £10 instead of the usual £30.

To take advantage of this first come, first served offer please give your name and phone number to our community fundraiser Richard Dunbar. Call Richard on 01274 449673 or email rdunbar@carersresource.org. He will then explain how to secure your booking.

Where is the Carers Strategy?

The Government’s Carers Strategy is meant to set out what more can be done to support unpaid carers. Consultation on it closed in July 2016. We were told the results would be published by late 2016. We’re still waiting.

In the Commons in December, the then Care Minister said an action plan would be published in January. It’s now February. We’re still waiting.

It’s time to take action. Carers deserve better and we’ve written to all the MPs in our patch today to say as much.

If you agree, please sign and share this petition: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/209717

Link: Petition: Government must publish a Carers’ Strategy and not a Carers’ Action Plan

Bradford Special Educational Needs and Disabilities consultation

Parent carers and your families – we have had an email to say the number of staff in the special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) portage home visiting team in Bradford district could be reduced by 50% under new proposals. The team may also no longer be based centrally.

Details of the proposals can be found here: https://buff.ly/2rZx82c

If you could like to have your say on this issue, please email SENDConsultation@bradford.gov.uk by 28 February or attend one of the public consultation meetings (click on the link for meeting details).

Link: buff.ly

Safer Internet Day

Worried about using the internet? Next week CEO Chris Whiley will be opening Bradford’s Safer Internet Day event and will be talking about how although it’s sensible to be wary of risks associated with the internet, it is an important tool which we need to find ways to use. Saiuqa from our Worth Connecting service will be there to tell you about how we can help you to stay safe on the internet.

The free community event on Tuesday 6th is from 12.30-3.30pm at Carlisle Business Centre in Bradford and you can sign up online here: http://bit.ly/2Eum8MY. Any questions please email alice.bentley@bradford.gov.uk.