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Posted By on Jun 8, 2018

Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede supports Carers’ Week 2018

Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede is supporting Carers Week 2018, an annual campaign raising awareness of caring from 11–17 June.

Carers Week highlights the challenges carers may face as well as the contributions they make to their community. The campaign is supported by individuals and organisations across the UK by promoting the importance of caring.

3 in 4 carers feel their caring role is not understood or even valued by their community, at Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede we hope to raise awareness of the support available to unpaid carers across the local community

This Carers Week, we’re coming together to build communities that support the health and wellbeing of carers. Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend.

Jonathan Billington, Director of Bluebird Care Elmbridge & Runnymede, said:

“Carers Week highlights the challenges carers can face and the support they might need. We hope that by supporting this campaign it will provide help to those caring in our local area, and make them aware of the support that is available to them.

A carer is someone who provides care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring.”

The impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated. This Carers Week, events across the country will be sharing examples of good practice when it comes to carers staying healthy.

Visit the Carers Week website to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved – www.carersweek.org.

Bluebird Care is a leading, award-winning provider of home and live in care, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care work alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 30 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For more information contact Bluebird Care on 01932 567593, email elmbridge@bluebirdcare.co.uk or visit their website at http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/elmbridge-runnymede/home        

 

 

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At the end of this month (28th October), one of our colleagues here at kick it radio, Abbie Baldwin will be participating in an abseil down London’s tallest helipad in the hopes of raising at least £300 for London’s Air Ambulance. This is a great charity who provide life saving care for those who need it most so if you can spare any money as a donation, no matter how small, it will go a long way to help benefit people who rely on the service that London Air Ambulance provides.
Thank you so much for your support, and please take the time to share this post with your friends.
Please Click on the link below on how to sponsor & donate..
https://londonsairambulance.co.uk/…/fundraise…/abbie-baldwin

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Kick It Radio evacuated it’s studios together with residents on Saturday,  after advice from police..

A house in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey, was searched on Saturday by armed police investigating the Parsons Green bombing.

Residents in neighbouring homes in Cavendish Road, Green Lane and Burgoyne Road, together with other neighbouring roads have been evacuated and police have put in place a cordon with a 100-metre radius while the search continues.

After chairing a meeting of the government’s emergency Cobra committee, the home secretary, Amber Rudd, said the arrest in Dover was very significant, but that the police operation was on going.

Some resident’s have now been allowed back into their homes and the police cordon have been reduced.

Later, a  male from Hounslow was also detained under the prevention of terrorism act. No further details have been released.

 

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Flog It! presenter Paul Martin has teamed up with a team of experts from Grand Auctions to host a two-day valuations event in the centre of Staines-upon-Thames.

Martin, an acknowledged expert on high quality furniture, will share his knowledge, interest and experience in the Antiques Roadshow-type event to be held in the Market Square on Saturday 16 & Sunday 17 September 2017. While the Grand Auctions team will be on hand to advise on paintings, prints, sculptures, Asian art, silver, gold, ceramics, glass, jewellery, watches and clocks of distinction. Probate and insurance valuations will also be offered.

Folkestone-based Grand Auctions is one of the country’s premier auctioneers and valuers. Jonathan Riley of Grand Auctions said the company was selected to organise the event on September 16 and 17 thanks to its contacts and reputation within the antiques trade in the country. “Not only were we were delighted to be chosen to host the valuation but also to be joined by the TV presenter and furniture expert Paul Martin. We hope people will flock to the event and I look forward to unearthing some hidden gems.”  

The Valuation Days Event is one of many events planned by the recently launched Staines-upon-Thames Business Improvement District (BID). Stephen Gould, Vice Chairman of the BID, said “The Valuation Days Event is something completely new for Staines-upon-Thames. It is a fantastic opportunity for visitors to come from far and wide to have their prize possessions valued by Paul Martin and the experts from Grand Auctions for free. You can also choose to take your items to auction on a no sale-no fee basis”.

For more information about the Staines-upon-Thames Valuation Days, go to www.visitstaines.co.uk.

For more details about Grand Auctions contact Jonathan Riley on 01303 220440 or email info@grandauctions.co.uk or visit www.grandauctions.co.uk.

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Alfie The Champ needs YOUR help! Alfie is 14 yr old, he has neuroblastoma and needs antibody therapy. This is the 3rd time Alfie is fighting this disease, a form of childhood cancer. They need to raise £600,000 as this treatment is not available on the NHS to relapse patients. On Saturday 29th July, a fundraising event will be held at The Lucan Pavilion in Laleham from 11.30am. This is a family day for everyone to enjoy with outdoor games and competitions, including ‘it’s a knock out’ for adults to participate, with music throughout the day, together with a live band in the evening. Please please come along and help support this cause. For more information on Alfie’s story and how to donate  Please Click Here

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Congratulations to all the winners of our basket ball competition on Sunday at the Reigate & Banstead Council’s Festival of Sport Day @ Priory Park in Reigate & special thanks to all the sport’s displays that took place in the arena. Fantastic day guy’s!

 

Keep an eye on our site for other event’s taking place throughout the summer!

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