Chat archive 2011-12

Transcripts of our hosted live chats are available here, for you to read through at your convenience.

Esther Rantzen webchat with broadcaster Esther Rantzen, 10 December 2012

Esther Rantzen has been a passionate supporter of carers since caring for her husband for many years before he passed away. Esther joined the chatroom to discuss carers' issues and answer questions.

Read the transcript here. webchat with Michele from the Care Quality Commission, 27th November 2012

The Care Quality Commission joined us in the chatroom to tell us about the work they do inspecting care homes and other settings and how to get in touch with them regarding any concerns.

Read the chat transcript here. webchat with Beryl Cross, Director of Carers Services, Carers Trust 25th October 2012

Beryl Cross, Director of Carers Services at Carers Trust joined carers in the web chatroom to discuss ways to improve our services and how we involve carers. 

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Carers grants chat with the Grants team at Carers Trust on 16th Aug 2012

Our Grants team joined carers in the chat room to share the types of grants available from Carers Trust and advice on how to go about getting them. 

Read the chat transcript here

Find out about the types of Grants available from Carers Trust

Young carers chat with school students on YCNet on12th April 2012

Jordanhill School (Glasgow) have chosen West Glasgow Young Carers as their charity of the year in 2012. Amongst many fundraising activities they have been doing, their students also joined young carers in our YCNet chatroom to learn more about young carers.

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Chat with Anne Roberts, CEO of Crossroads Care on 23rd Feb 2012

Anne Roberts joins carers to talk about the merger between Crossroads Care and The Princess Royal Trust for Carers and what the new organization intends to look like

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Chat with Lucy from Swanswell on 8th February 2012

Lucy from drugs and alcohol charity, Swanswell joined carers to discuss substance misuse and their concerns with it.

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Chat with Dame Philippa Russell, Chair of The Standing Commission on Carers on 2nd February 2012

Dame Philippa Russell joined carers in the webchat to discuss their issues and concerns and share her thoughts.

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Chat with our Chief Exec, Liz Fenton on 22nd November 2011

Liz Fenton, Chief Exec at The Trust met with carers in the chatroom to share her work so far and plans for the future.

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Bereavement chat on 15th November 2011

Sam S, a counsellor specialising in bereavement, joined carers on 15th October 2011 to discuss what bereavement for carers means.

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Alzheimer's chat with Katherine from The Alzheimer's Society, 11th October 2011

Katherine is the Manager of Talking Point, the online forum of The Alzheimer's Society. She joined carers to talk about the kind of support available for carers of dementia.

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Housing chat with Jane from Shelter, 20th September 2011

Shelter is the national housing and homelessness charity in the UK. Jane's role is to recommend policy changes that will help homeless children and young people. She joined carers in the chatroom to advise on finding the right support.

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Digital Unite chat with Fiona, 3rd May 2011

Digital Unite is a company that supports older people and other less confident computer users to use digital technologies. Fiona from Digital Unite joined carers in the chatroom to discuss their concerns.

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 No health without mental health

Mental Health Strategy chat with David Behan, Thursday 7 April 2011

David Behan, Director General for Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships, joined for a webchat on the Mental Health Strategy.

The chat was for anyone affected by the Mental Health Strategy, including social care professionals, service users and carers.

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Read just the questions and David Behan's answers

carers and the web

Carers and Internet, Tuesday 5 April 2011

A chat and online focus group to discuss with carers their thoughts on the internet as a resource for carers.

Information from the focus group will contribute to a document for care services and organizations in the sector advising on how internet can be used to the benefit of carers.

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