This week is National Carers Week. There are over 6 million carers in the UK, 1 in every 8 of the working population, providing essential support to a relative, partner or friend in need. Many people are carers without even knowing it and many are unaware of the help that’s available.
A National Spotlight
Selected articles that may be of wider interest than the local region
As Volunteers Week comes to an end we’d like to say a big thank you to the thousands who have volunteered with us. From the feel good factor to developing new skills, the benefits of volunteering are numerous.
As part of Deaf Awareness we are sharing this story with you from one of the members of the Civil Service Hearing Network. It truly hits the mark and is well worth the read.
To help celebrate Deaf Awareness Week 2018, The Civil Service Hearing Disability Network are holding a hearing assisted technology awareness day at Porton Down on 12th June to showcase the various types of assisted technology for people with a hearing disability
It's Mental Health Awareness week when we are all being encouraged to think about not only our own wellbeing but how we can help others
Today we are supporting National Staff Networks Day. Networks are a core, integral part of what we do in bringing civil servants from across the departments together, to break down barriers, provide insight into what matters to them and to share practical and creative solutions to common issues.
The walking challenge begins on 14 May and runs until 2 July. If you don’t think you can walk 10,000 steps a day, don’t worry, it’s all about being aware of how much you walk. Exercise is a fantastic way to relieve stress and can be as simple as upping your daily step count. There’s still plenty of time to sign up
Civil Service Live is the government’s annual, cross-department learning event, attracting thousands of civil servants to regional events to learn, network and share best practice. Find out how you can attend an event near you.
Ever wondered how much exercise you get in an average day? It might be a lot more (or a lot less) than you think! What we do know is that keeping active improves our wellbeing.
The Charity for Civil Servants has a new animated learning toolkit which helps you focus on financial capability and how to make the most of your money.
It's time to talk day and Alan tells us how having a conversation rather than just being talked at helped him.
If you think you might be a carer but you’re not sure check out the Carer’s Test designed to ask a few key questions to determine your caring role and how the Charity for Civil Servants can help.
After 6 years as Civil Service Local co-ordinator I’m delighted to be going national in my new role as head of Civil Service Local.
It’s time to dig out your festive woollies, dress up for Christmas and support The Charity for Civil Servants’ Christmas Jumper Day on Thursday 14 December.
The Charity for Civil Servants is this week launching a campaign to help carers. The launch coincides with National Carers Rights Day on 24 November.
We’re pleased to welcome another new member to the North West team, Paul Bruzzese. He tells us how he’s supported staff who’ve taken part in our projects, and now wants to see for himself what it’s all about.
Join the Civil Service Hearing Disability Network and/or Civil Service Visual Disability Network to share information and presentations, offer and get support and attend events on hearing and visual disability across the civil service.
In line with its commitment to double the amount of help it offers to current, former and retired civil servants over the next five years, The Charity for Civil Servants is looking for volunteers right across the country to help spread the message.
October is Black History Month, find out how join an event in Manchester, Newport or Croydon
A short farewell from Leo Castledine, retiring Head of CS Local and welcoming Kathie Bates as she takes the lead