Carers Grief and Loss Service

The Carers Grief and Loss Service will aim to help you cope more effectively with the impact of loss or grief following a traumatic event.

As well as bereavement, there are other types of loss such as when a caring role ends or when a loved one moves into a care home. You may also be experiencing grief and loss as the condition of the person you’ve been caring for deteriorates.

The Carers Grief and Loss Service can:

  • Provide a range of emotional support services tailored to your needs. This could include one to one counselling, regular calls and visits from our team or group support.
  • Help to reconnect you to the community and support you to access your chosen activities.
  • Provide somebody to listen to you and help with any practical issues you may have.

Our team are experienced in supporting carers through the emotional impact of grief and loss. We also have a team of experienced, qualified counsellors who can support you through regular one to one counselling sessions. You can access this service at any stage of your grief and loss experience. The service is free of charge.

To talk to someone, or for advice or further information, please call 01642 488977 or email: info@carerstogether-rc.org.uk.

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Carers UK carries out an annual online survey of Carers, to learn about their personal experience and build a picture of caring in the UK.  Their 2021 survey was the largest yet and the report is based on feedback from over 8000 people who currently provide unpaid care to a friend or family member.

The report shows the longer-term impacts of managing in a very difficult environment for a prolonged period of time and covers issues such as finance, health and wellbeing, the provision of support and services and the challenges of juggling multiple responsibilities.

As always, the findings will resonate with many people and reflect their own experiences.

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Human Resources & Governance Co-ordinator

 20 hours per week

Salary £11,891 per annum

(£22,000 per annum FTE)

 

Carers Together Foundation is an organisation dedicated to improving carers’ quality of life. We listen to carers, give them a voice, provide information, practical and emotional support and promote carers’ rights across the South Tees area.

We wish to appoint a Human Resources and Governance Co-ordinator to carry out a range of confidential human resource and administrative tasks as designated by the Chief Executive.

The postholder will provide support in recruitment activities, the maintenance of staff records and production of HR reports.  The scheduling, attending and minuting of Board and Trustee subcommittee meetings is a key part of the role and will require some out of hours working.  Financial administration work including invoicing and contribution to the production of management accounts is also required.

To succeed in the role, applicants must be educated to GCSE level with experience of providing HR administrative support and maintaining filing systems. Experience of working in the voluntary sector would be beneficial as would a knowledge of health and social care issues.

The successful candidate can be based at our offices in Redcar or Middlesbrough but will be required to travel between the two sites as needed.

To apply for this position, please download and complete the Carers Together application form to recruitment@carerstogether-rc.org.uk.

Closing date:                         22nd November 2021 (12 noon)

Interview date:                    2nd December 2021

 Carers Together is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and is a member of Employers for Carers.

Registered charity number: 1128910   Company number: 6746629

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First Contact Administrator

15 hours per week

£8,262 per annum (£20,380 FTE)

 

Carers Together Foundation is an organisation dedicated to improving Carers’ quality of life. We listen to Carers, give them a voice, provide information, practical and emotional support and promote Carers’ rights across the South Tees area.

We are seeking a First Contact Administrator to provide support to the staff team. The postholder will deal directly with the public in a responsible, sensitive and confidential manner by telephone, email or text or face-to-face at the organisation’s offices in Redcar and Middlesbrough.

To succeed in this role, applicants will have experience of working with the public, an extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office packages and strong verbal and written communication skills.

This role is based between our offices in Middlesbrough and Redcar and the postholder will be required to travel between the sites as necessary.

To apply for this position, please return a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to: recruitment@carerstogether-rc.org.uk.

Closing date:                         22nd November 2021 (12 noon)

Interview date:                     29th November 2021

 Carers Together is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and is a member of Employers for Carers.

 Registered charity number: 1128910   Company number: 6746629

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Finance Officer (Part-time)

20 hours per week

Salary £11,891 per annum

(£22,000 per annum FTE)

 

Carers Together Foundation is an organisation dedicated to improving carers’ quality of life. We listen to carers, give them a voice, provide information, practical and emotional support and promote carers’ rights across the South Tees area.

We are seeking a Finance Officer to contribute to the sustainable development of Carers Together by undertaking all aspects of financial accounting.

The postholder will work closely with Chief Executive to prepare budgets and cost development plans, maintain and develop the organisation’s financial systems and prepare and submit annual financial accounts.

The successful candidate will hold a recognised qualification in accounting – ACCA, ACA, CIMA, AAT-Level 3 and above (or equivalent) with knowledge of financial monitoring and reporting standards.

A minimum of 2 years’ experience in an accounting and/or financial management role to include budget planning and monitoring, the production of management accounts and annual financial accounts is desirable and a knowledge of charity accounting and reporting standards, SORP and related legislation would be beneficial.

The successful candidate can be based at our office in Redcar or Middlesbrough but will be required to travel between the two sites as needed.

To apply for this position, please download and complete the Carers Together application form to recruitment@carerstogether-rc.org.uk.  We are unable to accept applications via CV or from recruitment agencies.

Closing date:                         22nd November 2021 (12 noon)

Interview date:                      9th December 2021

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Carers Together is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and is a member of Employers for Carers.

Registered charity number: 1128910   Company number: 6746629

Digital Engagement Officer

10 hours per week

£5,850 per annum

(£21,638 full-time equivalent)

 

Carers Together Foundation is an organisation dedicated to improving carers’ quality of life. We listen to carers, give them a voice, provide information, practical and emotional support and promote carers’ rights across the South Tees area.

We wish to appoint a part-time Digital Engagement Officer to develop and implement digital engagement activities, developing and managing the organisation’s website and digital media accounts to extend reach and engagement.

The postholder will raise awareness of the organisation’s services and activities to current and potential service users, professionals and community organisations and groups through digital engagement.

Applicants should have a good knowledge of digital media platforms, experience of developing and managing content and the ability to analyse data to evaluate the performance of and/or engagement with digital campaigns or content.

The successful candidate can be based at our offices in Redcar or Middlesbrough but will be required to travel between the two sites as needed.

To apply for this position, please download and complete the Carers Together application form to recruitment@carerstogether-rc.org.uk.

 Closing date:                         22nd November 2021 (12 noon)

 Carers Together is committed to being an equal opportunities employer and is a member of Employers for Carers.

Registered charity number: 1128910   Company number: 6746629

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Some people aren’t able to be vaccinated and/or tested for medical reasons. If this applies to you or someone you care for, you can apply for proof of this and will then be able to use the NHS COVID Pass in England when you are asked to prove your vaccination status.

You can request an exemption form by calling 119. Once you have completed the form, your GP or clinician will complete a section to confirm your exemption, or that of the person you are caring form, and submit it on your behalf.

Businesses can continue to accept people who self-declare that they are medically exempt until mid December 2021, from which point, the NHS COVID Pass will have to be used to gain entry in the same way that people who are fully vaccinated do.

For more information please visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/nhs-covid-pass#if-youre-unable-to-get-vaccinated-for-medical-reasons

From next week, the COVID-19 booster programme will be rolled out to millions of vulnerable people and this will include unpaid adult Carers.

Carers will be eligible six months after their second dose and will be contacted directly with an invitation.  For more information please visit: Most vulnerable to be offered COVID-19 booster vaccines from next week – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

The flu vaccine is offered every year on the NHS to help protect people at risk of getting seriously ill from flu.  People who receive a Carer’s allowance, or are the main Carer for an older or disabled person who may be at risk if you get sick, will be eligible for a free vaccine as part of the Winter Flu Programme 2021.

Speak to your GP or practice nurse, or alternatively your local pharmacist, to book a vaccination appointment and get the best possible protection.   To find out more about the vaccination programme please visit:

Flu vaccine – NHS (www.nhs.uk)

Flu Vaccination Guidance

Carers UK’s ‘State of Caring Survey’ is the UK’s most comprehensive research into the lives and experience of carers. In 2019, over 8000 people shared their experiences and it is hoped that even more unpaid Carers will add their contributions and help decision makers know what matters most to Carers.

If you provide, or have previously provided, unpaid care to a disabled, older or seriously ill relative or friend we would encourage you take part in the survey and add your voice.  The survey can be completed via: State of Caring Survey 2021 (surveymonkey.co.uk) and is open until 13th September.  The results will be published in the 2021 State of Caring Report in November.