Carer support groups give time for carers to socialise, share information & offer support.
They are so normalising.

At various stages of our lives, most people have experience of being a carer.  The types, levels and amounts of caring required can vary greatly and supporting a person with dementia may have additional issues to overcome. Hence why the Essence Service provides this much needed space and time for carers at our get togethers.

The next drops in are:

Thursday 1st November, 1pm til 3pm

AND

Thursday 1st November, 4:30pm til 6:30pm

Both will be held at The Essence Service, Sir Thomas Allen Centre, Mill Hill Road, Doxford Park, Sunderland, SR3 2ND.

At both sessions this month we have a visit from 2 Carers Assessment Workers who work for the Sunderland Carers Centre.  They will be providing information on Carers assessments.

Carers are not obliged to to stay the full 2 hours, the sessions are on a drop-in basis.

 

We will be providing some light refreshments and aim to keep the groups as informal as possible.  We want people to feel relaxed.

In recent months, qualified therapists have attended the sessions offering relaxing treatments to carers with positive benefits.

Please come along, it would be great to see you there.

 

 

 

Comments from carers who have attended our past groups have included how isolated and alone they sometimes feel.  Knowing that they can meet and be supported by others going through the same thing has been a great comfort once they have taken that first step to come along.

If you have any questions, call the Essence Service on 0191 5221310, email essenceservice@ageuksunderland.org.uk or drop in to the Essence Centre, at the Sir Thomas Allen Centre, Mill Hill Road, Doxford Park, Sunderland, SR3 2ND.

 

 

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