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News Archive August 2011

Parent Carer Information Bulletin September 2011

The latest edition of the Parent Carer Information Bulletin is now available - click here to view


Carers' Centre building in Toward RoadFundraising Coffee Morning at the Carers' Centre

In need of a little bit ‘me’ time and a cuppa? If you are keep space in your diary on Monday 12th September, 10.30am to 12.30pm, we have just the answer!

Following the success of the Open Day in May you are invited back to the Carers’ Centre to do it all again!

To raise funds for the new Carers’ Centre building you can take advantage of a 15 minute pamper for a small charge. Cakes, crafts and handmade cards will also be on sale.

We look forward to seeing you then, no need to pre-book.


Please note: the dates below for the Taster Treatment Days have been changed.  The Taster Treatment Day is now planned for Thursday 10th November.  Closing date for bookings is Thursday 27th October.  Click here for more details

Taster Treatment Days at HOPS

Sunderland Carers’ Centre is planning Taster Treatment Days at HOPS, 30 Roker Park Road, Sunderland SR6 9PG on Wednesday 12th October and Wednesday 9th November.

Taster Treatment Days will offer two mini treatments and one taster workshop session to carers who have never had a treatment at HOPS before and think it will benefit them in their caring role.

Treatments on offer will usually be Massage/Indian Head Massage, Shiatsu, Reflexology, Reiki/Spiritual Healing.

Taster workshops will cover Yoga, Tai Chi/QiGong and Energy/Relaxation.

The day will run from 10am – 2pm and refreshments will be available throughout the day.

These will take place if the demand is high enough so please get in touch with the Carers’ Centre on (0191) 567 3232 and leave your name if you are interested.

Funding for the days to take place will be applied for through the Carers Breaks and Opportunities Scheme so follow up paperwork will have to be completed after the Taster Treatment Days.


Hillcroft College logoFemale Carers – Are you looking for ‘New Beginnings’?

Sunderland Carers' Centre are working with Hillcroft College, the Educational Charity and Residential College for Women, to offer female carers, over 19 years of age, a unique opportunity to think about going back into some form of education or training.

A session called ‘New Beginnings’ will take place at ‘The Place’, Athenaeum Street, Sunderland SR1 1QX on Thursday 13th October 2011, 9.30am to 3.30pm.

The session will help female carers discover their potential, understand their current skill level and build confidence in a safe and supportive group. Participants will also work one-to-one with a session facilitator to look at their individual needs.

For more information click here


‘Trick or Treat Neet’- Let’s party!

The Carers’ Centre is hosting a ‘Trick or Treat’ party ‘Neet’ to celebrate Halloween on Thursday 27th October at Fulwell Firemans Club, 7pm to 11pm.

For just £4 a ticket you will enjoy a delicious buffet and can dance the night away to your favourite ghoulish classics... ’Time Warp’, ‘Monster Mash’... the list goes on! For those carers who really feel like getting in to the ‘spirit’ of things a prize will be given to the most creative and frightfully scary costume. Other prizes and raffles will be held throughout the night with all proceeds going to our new building.

Don’t delay! Tickets will go on sale from the beginning of September and are only available from Sunderland Carers’ Centre reception. Cash is only accepted for tickets, please do not send cheques.

We look forward to greeting you on the night my lovelies. It’s going to be a thriller… mooooooh ha ha ha!!


Carers Week logoCarers Week 2012 - The Olympics

As part of their early planning ideas for Carers Week 2012 (June 18 - 24) the national Carers Week organisers are researching all things Olympics. They are keen to find out if carers and/or their families in the UK had/have an Olympic link of any kind?

Were you an Olympic contender? Or did you travel with the GB team? Did you see Olga Korbut close up? Does the Olympics mean something special for you as a carer? Whatever your role or link they would be keen to hear from you as soon as possible.

Please email your details to Rebecca Couper, the Carers Week Media Officer - click here

The information is just for research purposes at the moment.