How you can help Ways to give Other Ways to Help Other Ways to Help Here at NEWCIS we are very aware that not only are we one of thousands of worthwhile organisations who depend on donations to fund their work, but you may wish to support us although finances are tight. Donations make a world of difference to NEWCIS but there are other ways you can help to make our money go further. Your time is valuable, why not volunteer? Here at NEWCIS we have various volunteering roles, without which the service could not run. If you have any spare time why not take a look at the Why Volunteer and all the different ways you can get involved. Send us your feedback Have you received a service from NEWCIS? Why not send us your feedback and stories? These are so, so important to us. When planning for future services they help us to keep carers central to NEWCIS. This feedback is also a great resource when it comes to applying for funding and evaluating the service. Please indicate on your feedback how you would like to be named e.g. Mary, Mrs J or Mrs Jones. Send any feedback to [email protected] Donate to our charity shop Why not de-clutter or have a spring clean? The NEWCIS charity shops are always looking for good quality goods to sell. You could ask around friends and family and have a big de-clutter? Take a look at the charity shop page at what goods we can accept and if a collection could be arranged. Not everyone likes to donate money, however as part of our Carers Crisis and Wellbeing Fund we often purchase goods for carers to help improve their wellbeing, prevent crisis’s from occurring or support during a crisis. Perhaps you would like to be a carers benefactor and purchase an item for a carer. Communicate with us If you receive the NEWCIS newsletter are you happy to receive it by email rather than post? If so, let us know! This helps NEWCIS on both time and money. Remember the newsletter can always be downloaded from the website. We appreciate how unpredictable and stressful caring can be. If you have booked one of our events, training courses, appointments or activities and are now unable to attend for whatever reason, please let us know as soon as possible. This can be done by phone call (answering machine out of hours), text message, email or social media. If you have cancelled your activity or appointment we can offer that place to another carer or adjust numbers accordingly. If your caring role changes, you move house or don’t require our services any longer, then let us know so we can remove your details from our database. This will also stop unnecessary postage.