NHS Digital survey finds financial problems caused by caring linked to increased feelings of social isolation

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A new survey of 55,700 carers published by NHS Digital found that almost 40% of carers who reported the most serious financial difficulties also felt socially isolated.

The Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England 2016-17 also found that:

  • 21% of carers surveyed have been providing unpaid care for over 20 years.
  • 71% of carers were extremely, very or quite satisfied with the support or services they received, compared to 13 per cent who were extremely, very or quite dissatisfied.
  • 90% of carers aged 85 and over (22,100) have caring responsibility for someone aged 75 or over.
  • Of all carers, 76% report ‘feeling tired’ and 64% report they experienced ‘disturbed sleep’ as a result of their caring role.
  • The average quality of life score for carers in England is 7.7 out of 12; carers who had a quality of life score lower than the national average are more likely to spend 50 hours a week or more on their caring responsibilities. The average quality of life score in the previous survey, in 2014-15, was 7.9. However, the population surveyed was different… to read more click on the following link

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/article/231/nhs_digital_survey_finds_financial_problems_caused_by_caring_linked_to_increased_feelings_of_social_isolation

Extra 71000 care home places needed by 2025, Lancet study suggests – Alzheimer’s Society comments

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As life expectancy increases, so too have the number of years that older adults spend with substantial care needs, suggests a study published  in The Lancet.

Life expectancy is now reaching an average of 3.0 years for women and 2.4 years for men aged over 65 according to a new analysis of care needs in 2011 compared to 1991… to read more click on the following link:

https://www.alzheimers.org.uk/news/article/235/extra_71000_care_home_places_needed_by_2025_lancet_study_suggests_%E2%80%93_alzheimer_s_society_comments

New Grant Awarded to Pink Rooster

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We are delighted to have recently been awarded a Discovery Grant from the Santander Foundation to fund interactive music and sound therapy sessions, therefore addressing a growing social, health and well being challenge, to people living with dementia and other mental and physical barriers.

If you know of any groups or individuals that could benefit from our work please get in touch via our website contact page.

CFG launches new guide & checklist for small charities on preventing fraud

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The Small Charities Guide to Preventing Fraud

As Small Charities Week focuses attention on the excellent work of small charities, CFG launches its Counter Fraud Campaign and has produced free a guide and checklist for you to protect your charity and it’s assets from fraud.

 

To find out more click on the following link:

http://mailchi.mp/37b1ca477191/get-the-support-you-need-to-do-what-you-do-best-this-small-charities-week-1056881?e=cccb42c36a

Become A Member of Pink Rooster

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Would you or your organisation like to support our work by becoming members of Pink Rooster ?

If you would like to become a member of Pink Rooster (individual, voluntary group or third sector organisation, corporate member, statutory body or care facility) and take advantage of some great member benefits please register your interest and we will email you with more details.

For membership enquiries please email us at: info@pinkrooster.org

or

use the contact form on our website by clicking on the following link  www.pinkrooster.org  and select the ‘CONTACT’ tab on our home page

Pink Rooster – Sound Therapy

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We are now taking referrals and bookings for our new sound therapy sessions.

Our sessions are available for individuals and groups. If you would like more information on this exciting new service please contact us and we will be happy to provide more details.

Recent research has indicated that sound therapy can be an effective intervention for dementia patients, (as well as helping individuals and groups with varying mental and physical health issues) benefits include:

  • reduced anxiety, agitation and stress
  • reduced restlessness
  • increased appetite
  • improves attention span
  • eases chronic pain
  • improved verbal communication
  • treats depression
  • improved sleep patterns
  • promotes inner relaxation and well-being within people affected by dementia
  • can boost memory in early signs of Alzheimer’s

To find out more please call Andrea on  0780 682 7164

or

use our website contact form by clicking on the ‘Pink Rooster’ logo below and select the ‘CONTACT’ tab on our home page

“THE SCHOOL OF LIFE” – Different ages – different experiences – another successful project!

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We would like to thank Melanie at Nene Valley Community Action, The staff and pupils from Higham Ferrers  Junior School and the volunteers and service users of CanDo Northamptonshire, for making our work on the recent School Of Life project a very enjoyable and rewarding experience.

The School of Life is an intergenerational programme,  which brings together older and younger people in joint activities. This project is a unique and fantastic opportunity which celebrates the skills, knowledge and experience of all generations by engaging them with a wide range of activities together.

The aims of the project are to;

  • Combat barriers between different ages
  • Challenge stereotypes about young and older people
  • Create fabulous opportunities for exchanging skills
  • Build strong partnership working and friendships
  • Encourage social inclusion and reduce isolation
  • Support groups to set up their own intergenerational projects.

To find out more about the organisations involved with Pink Rooster on this project please click on the following links to their relevant websites:

Nene Valley Community Action

http://www.nvca.org.uk/

CanDo Northamptoshire

https://www.candocarecic.co.uk/contact

Higham Ferrers Junior School

http://www.highamferrersjunior.co.uk/

Contact us

  • Address.
    73 Palmerston Road
    Northampton
    Northamptonshire
    NN1 5EX

    0780 6827164
  • Email.
    info@pinkrooster.org
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