Lasting Power of Attorney Scheme for Carers
NEWCIS is pleased to announce a new service. Thanks to fundraising we are able to offer carers access and support for Lasting Power of Attorneys.
A Lasting Power of Attorney (LPA) is a powerful legal document that safeguards a persons wishes in the event they are no longer able to make decisions for themselves, due to accident or illness such as dementia. There are two types, Health and Welfare & Property and Financial Affairs.
Working with Celtic Law Ltd has given NEWCIS the opportunity to develop a much needed service for carers that is not currently being offered anywhere in the UK. There will be several options available to carers that will inform and support them through the process for a LPA.
There may also be the opportunity to gain some financial support to help fund a LPA depending on eligibility criteria.
NEWCIS has identified the need for carers to be provided with the correct information and support when considering the need for Lasting Power of Attorney. This is a much needed service, not currently being offered anywhere in the UK.
For more information click the following link LPA flyer
Alternatively on Thursday 23rd November at Mold Carers Centre and Friday 24th November at Oriel House St Asaph we are launching the Scheme at Carers Rights Day. Contact NEWCIS on 01352 752525 to find out more.
The Winter 2017 newsletter is now out – and it’s full of lots of new events, carer breaks and training courses!
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Graduate Salons @ Rhyl Campus, Supporting Local Communities Pamper Sessions
Treatments from luxury file and polish, blow dry and set, essence of sea extract hair treatment on Wednesdays from 10.30pm.
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People who believe their care should have been funded by the NHS are being encouraged by the Welsh Government to register their intent to make a claim.
Continuing NHS Healthcare is a package of care provided free-of-charge by the NHS for people with complex and primarily health-based needs. This can be provided in a care home or an individual’s own home.
People who think they, or someone they care for, may have been eligible for Continuing NHS Healthcare but paid for all, or part, of their care can submit a claim.
Potential claimants have until October 31st 2017 to register their intent to make a claim for continuing healthcare costs which were incurred between 1 October 2015 and 31 October 2016.
The NHS will provide advice to claimants and will complete all of the work required to review their case free of charge. This is not a legal process and there is no requirement for people to appoint a solicitor. However, if a solicitor is used, these costs cannot be reimbursed.
All claims will be reviewed within six months of the NHS having all the information that it needs.
Social Services Minister, Rebecca Evans, said:
“Disabled people or those with an illness will sometimes need long-term care to help them, and their families, manage. Some will have paid for that care themselves, when it should have been provided free by the NHS.
“If people, or their families, believe they met the criteria for Continuing NHS Healthcare, but they paid for their care themselves, I encourage them to come forward to make a claim.
Light up NEWCIS! Make the Carers Centre more energy efficient with LED Lighting. Money saved will continue to support local unpaid carers.
NEWCIS Carers Centre is a multi-purpose building supporting unpaid carers across North East Wales. We currently have over 11,000 registered family carers. NEWCIS supports carers in many ways including a quarterly newsletter, respite, training, advocacy, benefits advice, information, support and counselling, to name but a few.
Lighting up NEWCIS is to replace the current inefficient, dated and broken lighting within the Carers Centre with energy efficient LED lights throughout the building. This will provide an updated and welcoming area for carers to access training, craft workshops, art groups, counselling, drop in, volunteer work and other Centre activities. In addition to reducing the Centres Carbon Footprint, it will help us to minimise energy costs as close to zero as possible.
To vote please visit https://www.mandsenergyfund.com/projects/newcis
Located in Mold.
£ 19,430 – pro rata
16 hours a week
NEWCIS is seeking to appoint a part time Communications Officer to provide essential support to the management and wider team producing digital content and printed communications, to promote the charitable aims and reach more carers within N.E.Wales. Based within the administration office, assistance with telephone cover within the administration team will also be required.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with significant experience of marketing and use of social media. Experience of working within a multi agency setting is also essential. Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
For more information and an information pack please contact NEWCIS on 01352 75 25 25 or email Elaine@newcis.org.uk.
Closing date for applications: 14th September 2017
Interview date: 21st September 2017
Download a copy of the NEWCIS News Autumn Edition packed full of training, events, groups and information for carers. We are also excited to announce our Christmas Carol Concert Fundraiser.
NEWCIS Finance Assistance
Located in Mold.
£ 19,430 – pro rata 30 hours a week
NEWCIS is seeking to appoint a part time finance assistant to work as part of the NEWCIS team, managing the finances and bookkeeping for the organisation. The role requires implementation of robust financial procedures and working with the Chief Executive Officer to produce departmental budgets and reports.
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with significant experience of working with financial systems including sage accounting. Experience of working within a multi agency setting is also essential. Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
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For more information and an information pack please contact NEWCIS on 01352 75 25 25 or email email@example.com.
Closing date for applications: 10am Monday 21st August 2017