Carers Week 2017

carers week

Carers week 12th-18th June 2017

London Borough of Hounslow is celebrating Carers week on 12th June 2017 between 10.00am-2.30pm at Isleworth Town Hall, South Street, Isleworth TW7 7BG and 15th June 11:00-13:30 at Sainsbury’s Chiswick.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make.

There will be a number of stalls from a range of services providing information on the services they deliver and representatives from the voluntary sector. If you take on a caring role please come along and meet professionals and other Carers.

For more information click here to view the flyer

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Changes to podiatry services for diabetics

Nail cutting for people with Diabetes – Information for patients

The Royal College of Podiatry diabetes-and-your-feet-a5-24pp advise that there is no reason why people with diabetes at low risk of developing foot complications cannot cut their own toenails. If you have Diabetes, can reach your toenails and can see well enough, you can cut your own toenails.

If you cannot reach your toenails or see well enough to see them, a relative or a carer should be able to help you with this. If this is not possible Age UK in Hounslow provides an affordable nail cutting service. Please contact;

Telephone 020 8560 6969

If you DO NOT have nerve damage/and or reduce blood supply this is how to

take care of your own nails


 Cut them every 6-8weeks when they have grown beyond your toes

 Get a pair of nail clippers and an emery board from your pharmacy

 Trim your nails following the shape of you toe

 Use the emery board to take off rough edges


 Don’t use anything sharp to clean down the side and edges of nails. This can damage the nail or cause an ingrowing toenail

 Cutting down the sides of nails or cutting them very short can damage them

 If you have an ingrowing toenail or you think you have a nail infection (easily broken, thick or discoloured nails), don’t try treating it yourself. See your podiatrist, nurse or GP.

How do I know if I have damage to my nerves and/or reduce blood flow?

 Damage to the nerves causes changes in your feet such as pain, less sweating, numbness, hard skin, feet may look hot and red to the touch.

If this is the case, please contact your GP so as yo can be referred to diabetic service.

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Health Fair for those with learning difficulties or autism and their carers

People with autism or learning difficulties and their carers face a lot of challenges, sometimes in getting things that others find straight forward done. Come along and an event hosted by London Bourough of Hounslow to understand your concerns and challenges. You can also share your feedback on services you currently access, learn of others that you may not be aware of and help shape future services that are provided.

You can also get advice on staying healthy, get an update on support that you may be eligible for as well as having fun such as Thai Chi, tea, dances and escorted walks. All the the Civic Centre.

Thursday 7th July 2016. 10.30- 3.30. Hounslow Civic Centre, Lampton Road, Hounslow.

Download the brochure here.

Summer Health fair – 7th July


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Carers Rights Day Event

Carers Rights Day Nov15

You are invited to a special Carers Rights Day event

on Friday 20 November 2015.

Hounslow Council is hosting this event in support of Carers UK’s

annual campaign to bring organisations together, to help carers

find out about help and support.

The event will run from 9.30am to 2pm, and lunch will provided.

Limited parking is available in the overflow car park as you enter

the Civic Centre.

9.30am Registration

10am to 11am Carers forum, where you will have a chance to hear from

the council team and to share your views.

11am to 2pm Information stalls where you can get information and

advice from the Citizens Advice Bureau, Carers Providers,

Care Act Team, Social Care Teams and many more.

If you would like to attend, please email

or call 020 8583 3022 by

Monday 16 November.

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Care Planning Resources

The RCGP recently launched their Collaborative Care and Support Planning programme with a short, engaging animation which describes the care planning process and the impacts it can have, with carers as a part of this.

The Collaborative Care and Support Planning programme is a three year programme, funded by the Health Foundation, which aims to embed person-centred care and the collaborative care and support planning process as a core part of the way general practice works with people with long term conditions. This approach has the potential to reduce the workload burden on GPs and practice teams, and improve outcomes for the person with the condition(s). 

Click here for useful resources