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Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:01 am
by Michael Carers UK
We’d like to extend a very warm welcome to Carers Space and Matter members who are visiting Carers UK's online community for the first time. This thread has been set up for you to meet each other and continue conversations that you may have been having on Carers Trust's sites.

During the past weeks Carers Trust staff have been speaking to us in confidence about the closure of their online communities and we’re doing all we can to help make the transition as smooth as possible. We appreciate that this may be an unsettling time for some of you and we hope you’ll soon feel at home here.

The Carers UK Forum is a supportive online community of current and former unpaid family carers who understand the ups and downs of caring. Our community is here for you to connect with other carers, support each other and signpost each other to relevant information, advice and support.

We hope that soon you’ll also begin to explore other sections of the forum and get to know our many welcoming and friendly members. Some of our members have been part of our community for several years and more, and we also have new members joining every week. We have sections on all aspects of the caring journey, including sections on specific disabilities and conditions and on the latest caring news. We also have a fun and games section where you can chat about things other than caring.

Our forum is monitored by a team of five volunteer moderators, plus our staff team of Michael, Nikki and Lucy. Before you begin to post in the forum please read our Community Guidelines.

We hope that you soon settle into our online community, get to know other members and find your way around. If you have any questions please email the staff team at forum@carersuk.org

Best Wishes

Michael

Michael Shann
Head of Volunteering and Membership
Carers UK

Re: Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 9:21 am
by Henrietta
Welcome to any new carers finding their way here. :D

Re: Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:56 am
by bowlingbun
Welcome to all our new carers.

However, I'm really disappointed that our own organisation should present this to us as a "fait accompli", without any prior notification.

Re: Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:24 pm
by Marie_1407
I have belonged to this forum for a while now but I am also a Carers space member. It is good to be here :)

Re: Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 5:57 pm
by MrsAverage
Welcome to all men and women thrown overboard from the very misnamed Carers Trust.
Glad our ship is afloat and in the vicinity, and is capable of expansion. Did you bring biscuits?

MrsA

Re: Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 6:04 pm
by Pet66
Welcome to anyone joining us. It's a very supportive forum and a place to vent if needed!

Re: Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 11:49 pm
by charm_1965
Feeling a bit lost here at the moment and wanted to blog.

Re: Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 7:32 am
by susieq
charm_1965 wrote:Feeling a bit lost here at the moment and wanted to blog.
Hello Charm

You are welcome to post in any of the various forum sections - "All About Caring" in the Support & Advice section is a good one for general posts, along with "General Chit-Chat" in the Social Area. We don't have a blogging area as such.

This particular topic was set up to welcome the members from The Carers Trust forums (which are being closed down shortly) who may want to transfer to our forum.

Re: Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:27 am
by charm_1965
Hi Susie, Thanks, for that. Do you think you might put a blog section on here soon? Can I bring mine & Cheeky Chops thread over here? It's about 120 replies long. If so where can I put it?

Re: Welcome to Carers Space and Matter members

Posted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 7:43 am
by susieq
charm_1965 wrote:Hi Susie, Thanks, for that. Do you think you might put a blog section on here soon? Can I bring mine & Cheeky Chops thread over here? It's about 120 replies long. If so where can I put it?
I'll have to confer with fellow Moderators and Administration and see if we can come up with an answer :shock: It would help if you could let me know the main themes of your blog and Cheeky Chops thread ? You can use the pm function to reply - that's the little box under my name & avatar on the right hand side click once and it turns blue, then click again and you'll get the pm message box, type your message to me and then submit.