MONDAY 22nd November:
Carers have the right to support their mental health
With Carole Lade – wellbeing & nutrition expert, whose mum was an unpaid Carer, she shares techniques she used with her mum to help her cope with daily stresses.
TUESDAY 23rd November:
Carers have the right to respite breaks
Options in Somerset including using Micro-providers, groups and clubs
- Somerset County Council
- The Lawrence Centre
- Open Storytellers
- Marie Curie Helper Somerset & Devon
- Carers Groups
- Froglife – Outdoors Dementia-friendly activities.
- Somerset Village Agents – Meal Respite Packs for Carers and the cared for.
WEDNESDAY 24th November:
Carers have the right to be consulted on Hospital Discharge
Meet some of our HomeFirst team – help with discharge options when you or the person you care for comes home from hospital, hear about organisations who have equipment to help you at home – it’s always worth having it ready before you need it & meet Julie from Lasting Powers of Attorney on the importance of having one in place for the person you care for.
Carers have the right to have 1:1 support
Pop By and Say Hi!
Carers Roadshow – Your Local Village Agent was at these supermarkets today:
10am – 3pm
Your local Village Agent is the gateway to the support network that’s right for YOU and YOUR individual needs. They are a great place to start when you don’t know where to begin!
You can also pop into ANY of these Talking Cafes every week to have a chat with a Village Agent, no appointment needed! For full details of venues CLICK HERE
THURSDAY 25th November:
Carers have the right to request to be identified as a Carer
Our Village and Community Agents share their top tips for you as a Carer in Somerset
THURSDAY 25th November:
Carers have the right to have help at home
Shared Lives – their Homeshare brings together people with spare rooms with people who are happy to chat and lend a hand around the house in return for affordable, sociable accommodation. Together, Householders and Homesharers share home life, time, skills and experience.
Benefits of Homeshare:
- helps you stay independently at home for longer (Householders)
- provides affordable accommodation at a time of record housing shortages and high rent (Homesharers)
- gives you and your loved ones peace of mind
FRIDAY 26th November:
Carers have the right to be fit for the future
CL Lifestyle – training for Carers and a Manual Handling demonstration – also Age UK – Strong & Steady classes – for the Carer and cared for! Learn some great techniques that aid in building strength for falls prevention. Prerecorded session.