Chinese Welfare Trust Carers Week Seminar 2017

Monday, 12 June 2017

Chinese Welfare Trust Carers Week Seminar 2017

Chinese Welfare Trust is celebrating this year's National Carers Week with a seminar in recognition of the immense contribution unpaid carers are making to local communities.

The seminar is entitled 'The State of Caring: Towards Building a Supportive Community for the Wellbeing of the Elderly and their Carers'. It will take place on Monday 12 June from 4pm for 4:30 to 6:30pm at Chinese Community Centre at 2 Leicester Court London WC2H 7DW. 

Bookings: cwtcarersweek2017.eventbrite.co.uk

We will be joined by speakers in the field of elderly social care who have vast experience in organising and delivering support and care to the elderly and their carers in Chinese communities across the UK.

Panel speakers include:

  • Malcolm Rose, Head of Service, Complex Care, Adult Social Care Service Division, Westminster City Council, London
  • Francis Ngale, City & End of Life Carers Project Manager, Westminster Carers Network, London
  • Circle Steele, CEO, Wai Yin Society, Manchester
  • Anna Yim, CEO, Chinese Community Centre - Birmingham
  • Sum Hau, Housebound Project Manager, Camden Chinese Community Centre, London
  • Gill Tan, Dementia Project, Chinese National Healthy Living Centre, London

Speakers will be discussing:

  • their involvement or service delivery experience in the elderly support and care sector in geographical areas and/or nationwide
  • their assessment of current provisions of support services for the elderly and their carers – what are the current strengths and weaknesses
  • caring for the needs of the elderly – the contributions made by unpaid carers (including older carers) and the transition to using various forms of paid care and eventually institutional care
  • their experience in examining ideas on the design and implementation of care and health services that help unpaid care-givers do their job better and increase their wellbeing
  • their experience of any social care model that takes into consideration the needs of both carers and the multiple care needs of the people they look after in an ageing society, and the transition to institutional care.

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