Support for Unpaid Carers
In addition to supporting the person living with dementia, we also run services to support the people who look after them every day. The role of a carer can be isolating and stressful. Finding ways to cope with the demands of the role and getting the occasional break help to prolong the time that carers can keep their loved ones at home.
Our befriending service pairs carers with trained volunteers who meet with them regularly to provide companionship and a break from their responsibilities. They are matched on interests and circumstances so have a good start at building a relationship. They may meet weekly for a coffee or to attend a fitness class or other activity. The feedback we get from the carers about this programme is overwhelmingly positive. This service makes a personal, positive impact on their lives and helps them sustain the role of carer for longer.
Care Support Programme
The Care Support Programme offers free wellness classes for carers. Just an hour a week spent doing Tai Chi, yoga or mindfulness can help reduce the stress of the people looking after their loved ones. In addition to the obvious wellness benefits of these classes, participant feedback indicates that the consistency and stability of participating in a regular group activity is of equal value.
This programme provides a safe and welcoming group meal experience for people living with dementia and their carers. Diners can relax and enjoy the company of people who understand the day-to-day challenges that dementia can have on families and friends.
Thank you very much for your generous donation. Your contribution will help us continue helping those who need it most!