It is important that you take care of your own health and wellbeing,
even if you are busy looking after somebody else.
Time away from your caring role is important. Being a carer can be hard work and sometimes, you might need to take a break and have a little time for you doing something you enjoy. Taking part in activities with the person you care for outside the home can also be really beneficial.
We think peer support is important. There are a range of peer support groups and coffee mornings where you can share your experiences and knowledge with others over a cuppa.
Remember, you must be registered as a carer with us before you can attend any of the activities.
What do we offer?
Once you are registered with us as a carer, you will be able to sign up to take part in the wide range of groups and activities we provide:
- Hobbies and interest sessions including floristry, fishing, arts and crafts and fitness
- Complementary therapies such as breathing techniques, pamper and hair vouchers
- Lunch clubs including parent carer and grandparent carer groups
- Support groups around caring for someone with learning disabilities, mental health issues and dementia
- Carer Cuppas for peer support and a chat
- Training for manual handling, first aid and health condition specific talks
How do I get involved?
Our new What’s On Guide and request form for activities running from January-March 2019 can be found here.
Complete the request form and tick the events that are of your interest to you and return your form to Swindon Carers Centre.