Do you care for someone? For a spouse, a parent, a child, or a friend? Someone who is frail or disabled, has dementia or other health problems? Embracing the role of ‘carer’ can open up many positive opportunities within a relationship. It is also widely recognised as a role which can bring particular strains and challenges at times – even when professional support networks are in place.
The Carers’ Support Group is for anyone who is a carer. It provides a confidential, supportive space to talk, the opportunity to meet other people in similar situations and perhaps to learn from each other. Meetings always include a facilitated group discussion and prayerful, meditative input, and sometimes an informative topical presentation. Private prayer opportunities, either for yourself or a particular situation are also available.
The group meets in The Junction at Christ Church on the first Sunday in the month between 3:45 and 5:15, with tea, coffee and cake upon arrival.
Unfortunately we can’t provide respite facilities during the meetings for the people you care for, but we hope that the timing of the meetings might make it possible for friends or relatives to support you in this way.
The group is facilitated by Tracy Brown and Jill Walton. Please call the office if you hope to come or to find out more. Tel: 01923 282149