We know that Carers can suffer from poor health and back pain, find it difficult to maintain healthy diet and exercise, experience the pressures of juggling family life, be emotionally drained, stressed or sleep badly, feel emotions of guilt, resentment, anger, lifelessness and depression. Not everyone ticks all these boxes but a part of it seems to strike a chord with some of the families we talk to.
We are always keen to support families in any way we can and for this service we wanted you to be the ‘centre of attention’ for a change – our Who Cares We Care programme of seven sessions did just that for a group of parents and carers and we were so delighted to get extra funding from Awards for All to run more! These inspiring Parent and Carer Workshops not only celebrated the joys of caring for a child, young person or adult but also considered the emotional and practical stresses and what strategies could be helpful. We all learned from each other as well as experienced practitioners.
If you’d like to hear a clip of Lynne talking about Who Cares We Care follow this link.
If you’d like to read the report on this programme click here.