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Does your practice know how to identify and support Young Carers?

Imago can provide free training for your surgery and support
you to implement a Young Carers Strategy, which will show your
compliance with the Care Act 2015 / Children’s and Families
Act 2015; demonstrating good practice when CQC Inspected
 

  • Relevant for Practice Managers, GP’s and  Support Staff
  • 2 ½ Hours’ worth of training (can be condensed to an hour to suit the needs of the practice)
  • For up to 15 staff members (minimum of 3)
  • Free Training for a limited time

By the end of the course you will learn the impact of being a Young Carer, how to prevent inappropriate caring, what support  is available and how to refer . Full course details can be accessed here.


 

#TwoPointSixChallenge

#TwoPointSixChallenge
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You can help

From Sunday 26 April, the day when the Virgin Money London Marathon would have taken place, join the rest of the UK for The 2.6  Challenge.

The 2.6 Challenge can be any activity you like – from running 2.6 miles to holding an online workout with 26 of your friends. 

Whatever your age or ability, you can take part. After all, we’re not looking for superheroes. We’re looking for Home Heroes.

You can do it at home

The #TwoPointSixChallenge is your chance to be a Home Hero and raise funds from your very own living room, bedroom, balcony or garden! 

There are no rules – apart from the Government guidelines on how to exercise safely during this time. The main thing is to get active, have fun, pledge whatever you can to help or fundraise for Imago Community.

   

You can choose your challenge and set up a fundraising page:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-portal/createFundraisingPage?charityId=1012239&eventId=35005

   

"Most of you will know that my nan nan works for Imago. This weekend some of nan’s colleagues are doing the 2.6 challenge to raise much needed funds for Imago.

Imago is a charity that is responding to the needs of the most vulnerable in our community while we are in lockdown and fighting coronavirus.

You can help me to help the 26,000 people who look to Imago for support They include Young Carers, children with disabilities, adults with complex needs or isolated older adults and unpaid Carers

imago are facing a reduced income due to our charity shop having to close for now, fundraising events being cancelled and people not able to pop coins in our collection tins.

I will draw, paint, colour and decorate 26 rainbows on Sunday 26th April 2020. Please donate as much as you can to help me to help nan nan and her colleague to continue to make a difference."

love

Maivie-Rae

age 3 years

Here is my link:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/MaggiePordage

 

   

One of our staff team, Helen, has already thought of her #TwoPointSixChallenge and will be doing a dance-athon for 2.6 hours on Sunday 26th April at 11am. she will be live streaming the event on Facebook and Zoom, so you can join in at home too! She would love your sponsorship or a donation if you dance along.

Her page is here: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/HelenStringer3 

   

Fiona is taking on a 26 hour Camp Out at home in her garden! Starting Saturday afternoon until Sunday evening in a tent with meals outside too. She may have to pop inside for Helen's dance-athon though!

Her page is: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/FionaCottingham

   

Jo is getting creative with her challenge, and will send out at least 26 handcrafted cards, either Birthday, Thank You or Just Because cards - on behalf of those who donate, either to someone they nominate or to themselves. See her link for details on how to nominate.

Her page is: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JoChinchilla

   

The Imago Charity Shop team have set a whole range of amazing challenges! 

Sally -                    Shaving hair into a Mohican.

Shelley -                Having a cake stall – selling 26 bags of cakes

Janet -                   Making 26 kit bags for NHS staff scrubs

Emma -                  Cycling for 2.6 hours

Shelia -                  Walking for 2.6 hours

Sarah -                  26 yoga sessions

They have one page to share: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ImagoCharityShop