Supporting older carers 70+ caring for an adult with a learning disability.
Offering wellbeing support over the telephone and shopping to the families who have no other friends or family to do this.
WHEN: Monday to Friday, 9:00am - 5:00pm
TELEPHONE: 07484 131 149
Normal service details...
The Older Carers Group is an informal group that meets for coffee morning every 3 weeks. As well as offering peer support it provides a chance for carers to meet up, share stories, and socialise. There are also occasional speakers and outings.
Talking about your worries and problems can be a very good way of releasing some of the stress that can build up when you’re a carer. Your family, friends and the medical and social work team can all listen to your concerns. But sometimes it's best to talk to someone who knows exactly what you’re going through, because it's happening to them too. Other carers can offer kindness, sympathy, understanding and advice, and they can make you feel less isolated.
The group meets at Juniper Green in the South West of Edinburgh.
Come along and enjoy a cuppa/biscuit and share your experiences with the group and make some new friends.
If you would like more information please contact Helen Wright on 0131 476 0522.