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Carers Break Community Interest Company are shown in the report produced by Health and Social Care Partnerships.org to be in the top 62 providers in England out of over 24,000 locations inspected between November 2015 and November 2016 in the ‘Well Led’ category. Only  224  were considered well-led Social Care locations  and consistently rated outstanding. Click on the link above for more in depth analysis.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moments Cafe & Dementia Hub – A Christmas Wish, a Social Enterprise Crowdfunding Project in Plymouth, Devon on Crowdfunder

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Carers Break were thrilled to be a major funder for the Moments Cafe & Dementia Hub in Plymouth.

In December we provided £3487 as a gift to them which in addition to supporting a fantastic and relevant cause, enabled us to demonstrate our Social Value as a Community Interest Company.
Click on the link above to see the project in detail.

 

 

Cornwall Business Show

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Thursday March 17th Carers Break will hold a stand at the Cornwall Business Show.

The event will be held at the Showground, Wadebridge.

Why not come along and find out about employment opportunities and the services we provide across Cornwall

 

PROMAS COURSE SPONSORED BY CARERS BREAK

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Bernie and Jenny‘Promas -Caring for people’, the award winning Cornish Social Enterprise and recent winners of  a £300K Big lottery award, were sponsored by Carers Break to deliver a ‘life changing’ course for 8 Carers.  The 3 day course that took place in Truro was a resounding success. Bernie and Jenny from Promas, pictured right said…

“Our thanks to Carers Break for commissioning this successful courses.The training was rated as highly valuable by the participants. None of the content over the two days was rated as unhelpful.
All participants felt they learned a huge amount and had learned new skills which would enable
them to cope better in their caring roles.”

As part of our commitment  to demonstrate Social Value in the Community, Carers Break will no doubt be sponsoring further courses from Promas.

 

end of life conference

It’s time to talk about end-of-life care with Healthwatch Cornwall.

This is an event for professionals working within Cornwall’s end-of-life care services, which will also include public workshops and an art exhibition.

Healthwatch Cornwall conducted research in early 2015 into Cornwall’s end-of-life support. From this, five recommendations were made, including the need for professionals to address any gaps in service or issues they faced on a day-to-day basis.

Our report can be read at: healthwatchcornwall.co.uk/our-work/our-reports/

During the morning, presentations will be made by Peninsula Community Health, Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust, Cornwall Hospice Care, Carers Break with a GP and social care perspective highlighted too. The focus of these discussions will be good practice and the challenges faced in Cornwall’s current end-of-life system.

In the afternoon examples of out-of-county end-of-life care and the soul midwifery movement will be presented. This will be followed by workshops to discuss what constitutes best practice for the patient and their family and/or friends as carers, and how joined up pathways of care should work.

A further Healthwatch Cornwall report will be produced following this event. It will indicate best practice ideals from the professionals viewpoint and include recommendations to NHS Kernow to inform an End-of-Life Charter, which will be based on the main principles agreed by the professionals attending.

Lunch is provided on the day. Please email enquiries@healthwatchcornwall.co.uk if you have any specific dietary requirements.

Carers Break Partner with Advant~age

Advant~age a national social enterprise dedicated to supporting charities raise unrestricted incomes. We do this by enabling charities to offer their service users and supporters fully vetted and reliable products & services that trigger a donation to charity for each product purchased.
As an ethical business we have sourced reputable providers to work with to ensure quality, value for money and of course, an excellent customer care service.

Take a look at the range of products and services now available through Carers Break by following the link below.

www.advant-age.co.uk/carers-break-cic

CQC INSPECTION 2015 A ROARING SUCCESS

Earlier this month Carers Break underwent their annual Care Quality Commission inspection. This was the first such inspection following the successful registration visit in October 2013.

The result was a very satisfying ‘GOOD’ as an overall score with a very encouraging ‘OUTSTANDING’ under the ‘well led’ category.

Every Homecare provider, Nursing Home, Residential Home and hospital are scored under the same terms. The image below shows the category scores which amount to an overall ‘GOOD’ for Carers Break

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Our aim for 2016 is to achieve ‘outstanding’ in every category for the benefit of our Clients, their families, our staff and all those connected with Carers Break Community Interest Company.

We would like to congratulate all the staff of Carers Break for the fantastic work they have produced this year in helping us to collectively achieve this wonderful score.

Well done and Thank you

 

 

 

 

 

 

AlfiCarers Break are pleased to announce that we are now official partners of ‘Alfi’-Assisted Living for Independence. Take a look at their fantastic products and services at http://www.myalfi.com/

As a direct result of our partnership with ‘Alfi’, anyone who is referred to them from Carers Break will qualify to have their  initial £50.00 set up fee waived on standard 12 month contracts.

‘Alfi’ currently provide products and services to around 10,000 telecare and telehealth customers across Cornwall.

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Following a request from Carers Break, Healthwatch Cornwall agreed at their recent Steering Group meeting to develop a working group that will pursue a research project aimed at Carers. This research will be looking at the Key factors that erode the Health & Wellbeing of Carers as a direct consequence of that life role. The results of the research will assist Carers Break and other providers in developing services that will positively impact on the experience of Carers.
Healthwatch Cornwall is the people’s champion of health and social care in the county.
By sharing your experiences of publicly funded heath and/or social care services today you could help Healthwatch Cornwall bring about improvement, where needed, via the commissioners and providers of them.
To contact the Healthwatch Cornwall team email enquiries@healthwatchcornwall.co.uk or call
0800 0381 281.