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					                   CARERS SUPPORT SPELTHORNE
                          NEWSLETTER                                    September 2008
                               Issue No. 34

                                    HERON LAKE
                       YOUNG CARERS’ WATER ACTIVITIES
Carers Support Spelthorne was very lucky to be able to hire out Heron Lakes on Sat-
urday 5th July, especially as they normally only allow members in over the weekend…
but by opening the doors to us they gave Parent Carers, Young Carers and the chil-
dren with disabilities an excellent day out and an opportunity to try out the water
sports on offer.
Upon arrival people had the                           chance, if they wished, to get
changed into wet suits (or in my                      case a dry suit) and try water
skiing, banana boat, inflatable                       trampolines and jet ski’s …. al-
ternatively we could just sit back                    and relax on the surrounding
green and be entertained by the people cascading into the water, some more than
Everyone who wanted to try the water actives did, with the support of the staff
keeping them safe and giving them lots of support throughout this entire process.
We all enjoyed an excellent lunch and the weather stayed dry and almost sunny…
The event was part funded by Cllr. Caroline Nicholls.

55 people were at the event:                 Other people at the event included:
• 24 Parent Carers                           • 6 volunteers from Heron Lakes
• 16 Young Carers                            • 3 people from CSS
• 15 children with disabilities              • 1 Borough Councillor

The success of the day showed us that this was a worthy cause within our Borough
and fulfilled the need of many of our Young Carers and their families including their
extended families.
                         The day was great and enjoyed by all

                           NEW TELEPHONE NUMBER
                      Rayner Ward has a new telephone number
                                   01784 444229

                                ADULT EDUCATION
                       50% PRICE REDUCTION FOR CARERS
Surrey Adult Community Learning Brochure offers a variety of classes for anyone to
join. ACE (Action for Carers in Employment) have negotiated special rates for Car-
ers. To take advantage of this offer you must be in receipt of Carers Allowance
and be prepared to show evidence of this. All you have to do is to mention this spe-
cial price reduction for Carers when you book your course. If you encounter any
problems please contact ACE who will help you through the process:
                      Sandra or Alex 01483 565874

                              HEATHROW AIRTRACK
Heathrow Airtrack is a proposed new rail link to connect Terminal 5 at Heathrow Air-
port to the national rail network to the south and west of the airport. This initial
public consultation focuses on the new major works that will be required to link
Heathrow Terminal 5 to the existing rail network in Staines.
                   For more information and various plans in detail:
                          FREEPOST RRSX-GHUR-GRKJ
                          Heathrow Airtrack
                          London W1K 7QE
                                   0207 529 4910

                             DATES FOR YOUR DIARY

          ⇒ Thursday 23rd October, 2008
            HG Wells Centre, Woking
            Surrey Local Involvement Network for Health & Social Care Launch
          ⇒ Thursday 4th December, 2008
            Dorking Halls
            Employment Fair for Disabled People and Carers

                         TESCOS CLUBCARD VOUCHERS
Just to remind you that Tescos clubcard vouchers can be used to pay for petrol/
diesel. The clubcard vouchers are valid for 2 years and can be used in-store, in a fuel
station or online.

                            MORE INFORMATION

                          EXPERT PATIENTS PROGRAMME
                                    LIVING WELL
♦ Living Well is a free self management course for people with conditions and dis-
  abilities such as heart disease, stroke, Parkinson’s, asthma, arthritis, diabetes, epi-
  lepsy etc.
♦ Learn new skills to manage your condition better on a daily basis working at your
  own pace, with the support of others who are facing similar problems.
♦ 2.5 hours per week for a 6 weeks
                                  The next course is:
                         1st October - 5th November, 2008
                        10a.m. - 12.30p.m. every Wednesday
The Rendezvous
White Lodge Centre                                                      To register:
Holloway Hill                                                           01932 722405
Chertsey, KT16 0AE

                     Wednesday 29th October, 2008 - 10.30a.m.
     ◊   Find out what is dementia
     ◊   Explore the stages of dementia
     ◊   Understand the person with dementia
     ◊   Learn coping strategies for understanding and coping with unusual behaviour
                              £2 including lunch - Carers
                           £25 including lunch - Professionals
                             For more information contact:
                               Lyn Day - 01784 444214

                                      Power of a Smile
                           it costs nothing, but creates much ……
         it happens in a flash - but the memory of it sometimes lasts forever ….
                        yet it cannot be bought, borrowed or stolen.

  And if I should be too tired to give you a smile will you please leave one of yours…
            for nobody needs a smile so much as those who have none left.


                     TAKING-A-BREAK ACTIVITIES

A fantastic day out. Packed full of things to see and do. We began our day looking
round the wonderful showroom of Mercedes World. Looking at cars in the showroom
over 3 floors! – from sports car to smart car, all proved to be interesting. For those
who dared, a trip in the simulator, experiencing a ‘day in the life’ of a car and under-
standing how a car is made, painted, polished and perfected on the race track! From
there we went to Brooklands Museum and wandered round the museum of cars from
                  days gone by. What a fantastic display of cars from many years ago.
                  Also, modern day sports and race cars.
                  Rounding off with a trip round the hangers
                  where all the war planes are held and dis-
                  played. Finally, a trip on Concorde!!!


As ever, a very popular event. Held on Sunday in the wonderful grounds of gardens in
Ascot, once again proved to be a very successful day out. Laughter, music, tea and
cakes. What more could one ask for!!


At last.....!!!!! – a trip to Kneller Hall, last night of the proms,
when it didn’t rain!!! – Once again, a wonderful evening of music
and entertainment by the Royal Military Band. Already booking
up for 2009!!


Weather.......perfect!!! – [Thanks to Ann who booked it..!] What a beautiful day we
had!! Leaving Runnymede we cruised up the Thames and through the locks. Looking at
the wonderful ‘back gardens’ as we                    went! – we all enjoyed tea and Dan-
ish pastries on the way. Once at                      Windsor, all off the boat we
pleased ourselves. Some visiting                      shops, other people watching the
boats go by and some went for won-                    derful lunches. A great day out,
very relaxing – but with all the fresh air, all very tired at the end of the day!!!

Look out for the events we have coming up from now until January 2009 – don’t for-
get to book early to avoid disappointment. See you there! Claire.

                                    REPLY SLIP
We would like to remind you to remember to send back your request slip for a place
on the Taking-a-Break outings as we will no longer be accepting bookings by tele-
phone. This will enable us to manage participating numbers and maintain accurate ac-
counting procedures.

     Dates for your                                           Carers Support                                           Useful Numbers
         Diary                                                  Spelthorne
                                                                                                                  Action for Carers & Employment:
September                                                                                                         01483 565874
11 ADHD/ADD Support Group                             ‘Independent advice, support and                            Age Concern:
                                                      information for Carers and Parent                           01784 444200
    10-12 Community Link
16 Asperger’s Support Group                                                                                       Alzheimers Society:
   10-12 Community Link                                   A ‘Listening ear’ and support                           Local Group        01784 444214
17 Learning Disab. Forum                                      for individual Carers.                              National Helpline 0845 300 0336
    12.30-2 Community Link                                                                                        Carers’ Helpline (Carers UK):
17 ASD Support Group                                    Information about services and                            0808 808 7777
    10-12 Community Link                                           benefits.                                      Carers Net:
24 Alzheimer Support Group                                                                              
                                                      Assistance with form filling, letter                        Children with Complex Needs
    10-12 Community Link
                                                          writing, telephone calls.                                East Surrey:
October                                                                                                           01737 737828
 7 Asperger’s Support Group                                                                                       Citizen’s Advice Bureau:
    10-12 Community Link                             Support groups and workshops on                              01784 444220
 8 Phys. Disab./SCAN Forum                                  a variety of topics.                                  Contact a Family Helpline
    12-2 Goddard Room                                                                                             01784 460842
 9 ADHD/ADD Support Group                                  Special events and outings.                            Crossroads:
    10-12 Community Link                                                                                          01784 446294
                                                              The service provided is                             Disability Info. Service Surrey:
13 Child. With Disab. Forum                                        confidential.
    9.45-12.30 Comm. Link                                                                                         01306 875156
21 Older People’s Forum                                                                                           Good Neighbours Schemes:
                                                                                                                  Ashford       01784 423222
    12.30 Goddard Room                                          For more information
                                                                     Contact:                                     Shepperton 01932 254604
22 Alzheimer Support Group
                                                                                                                  Stanwell      01784 250837
   10-12 Community Link
                                                                 Team Leader /                                    Sunbury       01932 779867
27 Carers Forum
                                                         Parent Carers Support Worker                             Hope Club:
   10.15-12.30 Goddard Room                                     Jacqui MacLean                                    01932 223511
29 Male Carers Network
    11-1 Community Link                                          01784 444233                                     Link Leisure:
                                                                                                                  01483 770037
                                                             Carers Support Workers                               Local Radio:
 4 Asperger’s Support Group                                       Celia MacKay                          
    10-12 Community Link
 5 ASD Support Group
                                                                 01784 446234                                     Multiple Sclerosis Society:
                                                                      Rayner Ward                                 01932 569320
    10-12 Community Link                                                                                          Neighbourhood Watch
 6 ADHD/ADD Support Group                                        01784 444229
                                                                                                                  01784 446420
    10-12 Community Link                                                                                          National Autistic Society:
26 Alzheimer Support Group                                         CARERS SUPPORT SPELTHORNE                      0207 833 2299
    10-12 Community Link                                                                                          NHS Direct
                                                                                                                  0845 46 47
                                                                               Registered Charity No. 1061488

                                                                                                                  Partnership with Parents
 4 ADHD/ADD Support Group                                                                                         01737 737300
    10-12 Community Link                                                                                          Samaritans:
 9 Learning Disab. Forum                                       Carers Support                                     01932 844444
   12.30-2 Community Link                                        Spelthorne                                       Spelthorne Shopmobility:
 9 Asperger’s Support Group                                     Community Link                                    01784 459416
    10-12 Community Link                                      Knowle Green Staines                                Spelthorne Social Care Team:
                                                                Middx TW18 1XA
                                                           Registered Charity No. 1061488                         08456 009 009
                                                                                                                  Voluntary Action in Spelthorne:
                                                                       01784 446358

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