LIFE AFTER CARING
A Six week course to help former carers to move forward and re-establish a life of their own
WHO – The course is for anyone who has left their caring role for any reason.
A parent who’s Son /Daughter has gone onto independent living
A smaller child who has started full time education
A person going into full time residential care.
Separation or divorce from the cared for person perhaps due to mental health, or substance misuse
WHAT – A six week course looking at practical and emotional issues around the ending of a caring role: relaxation, practical, work, volunteering, finances and benefits plus much more.
HOW – Engaging carers to open up about the difficulties associated with the ending of a caring role, and looking collectively to find strategies to help the carer to move forward and establish a life of their own.
The courses are run in a sensitive manner and are very supportive, 2 volunteers who have attended the course previously now assist in running future courses.
We have just received the evaluation forms for the second course and below is some feedback from participants.
“I have learnt so many things; I have got confidence and more strong, tutor and volunteers very good and helpful”
“I feel better having attended the course and meeting people in the same situation”
“I really enjoyed, learnt a lot, everything explained clearly, I am getting a little stronger and building more confidence than I had before.”
“The course was helpful and helped me cope with emotional issues and day to day tasks, I am looking at finding courses and activities to attend in the future.”
“Having been the tutor in the course I have to say that it has been a great help having the 2 volunteers helping as it has made a very supportive environment for the learners.”
Please contact us for more information and the next course dates – courses are one day a week on a Wednesday for 6 weeks – 10am – 12 noon
It is important that you are available for all sessions
To book please call 01254 688440