As we slowly unlock we are making contact with all the organisations that support us. It is a very difficult time for many of them and we want to say we are supporting them and we will be working with them in a slow and sensitive way to bring back some much needed break time for carers. We will keep you updated.
We want to reassure our Mytime carers that we are regularly reviewing the guidance around coronavirus and that although breaks are suspended, the team are still available to talk if you are struggling during this difficult time.
On the 6th of February 2020, Mytime was featured on BBC North West Tonight, celebrating the new funding from the RSA for the project. The feature included a carer and user of the service, as well as two of the hoteliers who provide breaks for carers, and Hazel Brown the head of our Carers' services. Mytime provides unpaid carers with breaks donated by local businesses such as overnight hotel stays, afternoon teas and theatre tickets. Thanks to the RSA (Royal Society of Arts) funding, Mytime will be working in partnership with Hitch Marketing to co-create a digital application to facilitate breaks in other geographic areas.
We have recently secured a Catalyst Grant from the RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce).
Yesterday saw our annual Carers Event take place, in Stanley Park's Isla Gladstone Conservatory. The free event took place to provide information and advice for any unpaid carers that need it. The event involved 40 organisations from around Liverpool, all there to show what benefit and support they can provide for carers.
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer with mytime? We are looking to recruit some volunteers to be part of our team
Mytime was recently featured on Inside Out North West. The crew from Inside out spent a lot of time speaking to carers and hearing about their roles as carers, and how a mytime break can have a really positive effect on them.
This month we are pleased to announce that Lunyalita has joined this list of brilliant organisations supporting mytime.
Mytime was recently featured on ITV news Granada Reports recently. highlighting our story and the need for this service.
Fantastic News – Mytime has been named as one of 50 ‘New Radicals’ by Nesta and the Observer. Every two years, Nesta and the Observer pull together a list of 50 radical thinking organisations and individuals developing creative ways of tackling society’s biggest challenges. The list which was compiled from hundreds of entries was published in yesterday’s Observer.
Carers had a wonderful afternoon of music at Liverpool Cavern Club
It’s Carers Week this week, recognising the contribution of the 1 in 8 people who care for a family member, friend or neighbour. Here in Liverpool there are over 50,000 carers and 1 in 12 secondary school pupils are carers. We spoke to the team at Liverpool Carers Centre at Local Solutions to find out their top tips for carers.