Monthly Archives: April 2012

New membership strategy and resources to help schools manage student stress

Anxiety disorders in children

Edited by Andy Porter
Anxiety UK, a leading national charity, has launched a school membership subscription to help teaching staff address the difficulties and stigmas that surround mental health in schools.
It is estimated that one–in–ten children and young people, aged five to 16 experience a mental health difficulty.
The school membership subscription gives schools access to the Anxiety UK helpline and price discounts on a range of measures, products and evidence–based training courses which will help teachers and students with the recognition and management of anxiety.

£37K lottery grant will help carers

A charity that supports adult carers in Bracknell Forest has been awarded a Big Lottery grant of nearly £38,000.

By Laura Herbert
April 04, 2012

Bracknell Forest Voluntary Action (BVFA) provide services for unpaid adult carers in the borough, and successfully secured the grant for its Carers Support Team.

The team, which is part-funded by Bracknell Forest Council, has received grants from the Big Lottery fund for the past four years.

Money from the Big Lottery fund pays for a carers information and advice worker whose role is to support unpaid carers by offering information and directing them to other agencies or groups that could help.

The role also has links with GP surgeries and hospitals to highlight the needs of carers with health services.

Carers’ Card scheme designed to support unpaid carers in East Sussex

Carers’ Card scheme designed to support unpaid carers in East Sussex

Date of article: 04-Apr-12 

East Sussex County Council have launched a Carers’ Card scheme in Eastbourne, that the adult social care department will look to roll out across the county if found to be of benefit to service users and businesses.

In collaboration with local charity Care for the Carers, the new Card supports unpaid carers by offering discounts at local retailers and leisure venues, with the aim of encouraging other businesses to join.

By reaching out to unpaid carers, the Council hope to see more individuals come forward and have their care provision needs assessed, who might not currently realise they are eligible to source social care.