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LSAB News November 18

Dementia Friends Workshop - Friday 16th November - Lewisham Library

Come along to Lewisham Library, 3rd Floor Meeting Room on Friday 16th November for a Dementia Friends Workshop from 11am to 12.30pm.

This friendly and informative session is designed to help people become more aware of dementia and what we can do as a society to be more accessible to people with dementia.

Book your place today

Help promote this event, download and print or share the poster and flyer below.

Dementia Friends Session Poster A4

Dementia Friends Session Flyer A5

Find out more about the Dementia Friends initiative.

White Ribbon day - 25th November 18

White Ribbon UK was founded in 2005. Their mission is to end male violence against women, once and for all. 

They work with men and boys to challenge those male cultures that lead to harassment, abuse and violence.  The volunteer ambassadors engage with other men and boys to call out such behaviour among their peers and promote a culture of equality and respect. 

White Ribbon UK call on all men to take a stand against sexism and gender-based violence in all forms. The most important thing you can do to support White Ribbon UK's work is take to the pledge and mean it. Only by standing up and being counted can we hope to end male violence against women. Take the pledge and join the thousands who are standing up to be counted.

Take the Pledge

Lead by example. Challenge violent behaviour. Spread a positive message, be proactive and help to change the world

Be an ambassadorFor men only

Women are an essential part of the campaign. Assist in approaching the issue appropriately, and help men to engage others in the conversation.

Be a champion – For women only

Independent age – Winter Wise

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Winter can bring extra challenges. Dark evenings and icy pavements can make it hard to get out, while cold weather can make us vulnerable to illness as well as bringing on higher winter fuel costs. Being prepared for winter can help you stay healthy, safe and well.
 
The ‘Winter wise’ guide provides practical tips on staying warm and healthy during the coldest months. It has information on Winter Fuel Payment and other financial help as well as useful tips and support to help keep your home warm.
 
Order your free copy and find out how to make this winter more affordable. There’s also information on checking your appliances: bad winter weather can sometimes cause damage and disruption to your gas and electricity supply, so it’s a good idea to be prepared.

Order your free copy here

Independent age – Paying for your care

The number of people paying for care is growing. While some people will qualify for funding from their council, many will end up paying for all of their care. This can be difficult, financially and emotionally, but it’s best to plan ahead and avoid snap decisions.
 
The ‘Paying for your care’ guide is full of information on self-funding your care at home or in a care home. It looks at the financial assessments, NHS help to pay for care, other ways to pay for your care and information if your financial situation changes.
 
Whether you’re looking at residential care or need care at home, it’s important to consider your options carefully and review them regularly.

Read ‘Paying for your care’ guide

LSAB “practice with adults who self-neglect and hoard”

Due to popular demand, the board will be commissioning four further masterclasses on “Practice with adults who self-neglect and hoard” between November – December 18.

Self-neglect poses complex challenges to agencies engaged in adult safeguarding. Statutory guidance to the Care Act 2014 places it clearly with the range of circumstances that constitute abuse and neglect, thus placing an onus on Safeguarding Adults Boards to promote and facilitate interagency collaboration. A strong culture of working together and clarity about roles and relationships are crucial to ensuring a robust response to the challenges faced by practitioners. Equally important is the ability of those practitioners to engage people who may be reluctant and fearful, and to build relationships of trust that can assist in negotiating the ethical dilemmas faced in direct practice.

If you are interested in attending or know someone who would be, please click the link below and book a place today!

Book your place today!

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