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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.


 

Young Carer cycles 280km in epic fundraiser for charities

12 year old Alfie, a Young Carer, has taken on a major challenge to raise funds for the charities

that have supported him and his family. 

You can sponsor him here:

https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/AlfieCycling280km

"Alfie here, as many of you know I'm in shielding as my younger brother George was born with multiple heart and respiratory conditions.

Over the years, he's had four surgeries, with three being open heart, unfortunately he can’t be fixed.

Ever since George was born, my family and I have been supported by many charities, which we are extremely grateful for.

Shielding has been challenging, to say the least. So, I've been inspired to use this time to challenge myself for charity.

The challenge I have set myself is to cycle 280 kilometers on an exercise bike in under 2 weeks!, I have no cycling experience!!!

Usually this would be a little boring, so I have made it interesting by cycling to other countries, calm down I meant virtual on my TV.

I can't do this without your help, every pound matters to these charities who provided amazing support for so many families like mine,

but with the current pandemic are struggling to keep their services alive."

Alfie has included our Kent Young Carers service on his list of causes to support, saying

"I haven't been with them for long however they have been very supportive while I have been in shielding providing quiz nights and

they are always there if I need a chat or to destress."

   

Here is a video of Alfie and his brother George:

https://youtu.be/Pu1cGxEYs7U