The Carers Well-Being Project is in its third week of infancy with Lesley, Maxine, Lynne, Mike, Hayley, Shelagh and Carolyn joining forces to plan and develop services. Carers from Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham will benefit from the services that will be provided which will include breaks for carers, well-being support including counselling, a specialised carer advocate, dedicated carers benefit advisor and activities, events and training. The project will support carers living in North East Wales, who are caring for a person with a long-term condition or a disability, to remain in their roles for longer and allowing their cared for to remain living in their own homes in their communities. Carers will be supported to access what they need quickly and easily, reducing the stress that they face each day and giving them a supportive point of contact that will provide an answer to their questions when they need to be asked.
Claire Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of NEWCIS said “We are all delighted that our project has been successful in achieving funding from the Big Lottery. We look forward to working with even more carers this year and providing vital services that will support carers own health and well-being.”
Lesley Parry, Project Manager for the Carers Well-Being Project said “The staff have been hard at work with setting up this project and we will shortly be announcing our launch date and venue, keep an eye on our media channels and newsletter for details.”
NEWCIS are looking for enthusiastic self-starters to assist us develop our social enterprise across North East Wales. This project is hugely important to both raise funds to support carers but also provides training and social opportunities for carers. It also assists the charity to raise its profile within the community helping to identify hidden carers who aren’t receiving the support they need. These roles are commercially focused and require people with the skills to push the commercial development of the social enterprise whilst maintaining a strong focus on supporting the charities aims.
Carer Ventures Ltd – NEWCIS Social Enterprise
Full time position based in Buckley but with some travel
Salary: £16781 plus benefits
Assistant Retail Manager
Salary £15,375 pro rata (minimum 15 hour on a flexible contract)
Use of car/driver is essential for both positions and travel expenses are paid in line with NEWCIS rates.
Both positions offer:
31 days’ holiday inclusive of Bank holidays (pro rata)
Closing Date for completed applications 10.00 a.m. 7th April 2017
For more information contact: 01352 752525
28 to 44, New Street, Mold, Flintshire CH7 1NZ
NEWCIS and Carer Ventures Ltd are committed to equal opportunities.
Newcis Registered Charity Number 1159934 Company limited by guarantee number 9317097
Carer Ventures Ltd is a social enterprise and wholly owned subsidiary of NEWCIS reg. number 10638466
The NEWCIS annual questionnaire is now live and we would like to hear your opinion of NEWCIS services and help develop into the future.
Follow these links:
If you are a carer
If you are stakeholder
Please spend a couple of minutes answering one of the surveys.
Carers Rights Day – Carers Voice
Sharing, Caring and Informing
25th November 2016
Click her for the notes from the Carers Voices event NEWCIS Carers Rights Report 2016
The latest NEWCIS newsletter is ready to download
Cakes for Carers
Wednesday 1st March
St David’s Day Celebrate
10am – 1pm
Come along to join the St David’s Day Celebrations.
Welsh cakes and other treats will be on sale along with handicrafts by our Crafty Carers.
Tea and coffees will be available for all and the Drop In will continue to be open for all carers.
Watch out for a fundraising activity at each one! The newly designed home donation boxes will be available at each session.
Cakes for Carers will run on the 1st Wednesday of every month and everyone is invited. Want to find out more speak to Helen on 01352 752525.
NEWCIS is delighted to announce that we have been successful with a Big Lottery People and Places Grant, NEWCIS has been offered a grant of £999,182 for the following project:
The Carer Well-being Project, carers from Flintshire, Denbighshire and Wrexham will benefit from the services that will be provided which will include breaks for carers, well – being support including counselling and a specialized carer advocacy and benefit service. The project will support carers living in North East Wales, who are caring for a person with a long term condition or a disability, to remain in their roles for longer or indefinitely, allowing their cared for to remain living in their own homes in their communities. It will support carers to access what they need quickly and easily, reducing the stress that they face each day and giving them a supportive point of contact that will provide an open door to their questions when they need to be asked. Services will include a wellbeing service, welfare rights advice, advocacy, counselling, emergency respite and group activities.
Claire Sullivan, Chief Executive Officer of NEWCIS said “ We are all delighted at the news that our project has been successful and we look forward to being able to work with even more carers in 2017 and providing vital services that will support carers own health and well-being, from all the trustees, staff and carers at NEWCIS we would like to thank the Big Lottery and we look forward to starting the project in the New Year.”