Sometimes people find that their caring role can make them feel lonely and disconnected with their community. If you are looking after someone else it is easy to put your own needs second, but it is important to try and maintain a balance in your life and have some time for yourself.
Carers FIRST runs a wide range of groups and activities for carers which is published in our quarterly "What's On Guides". Activities include:
peer support groups which give carers the opportunity to meet others who may be in a similar situation to them. It can help your own well being to talk to others who have lived experience of caring and understand your feelings and challenges and who will not judge but offer support
workshops on topics such as looking after yourself and planning for the future
activities and trips such as days out and afternoon tea
We also include information from other local organisations which we think may be of interest to carers and their family.
Please visit the website for information and workshops time tables. Carers FIRST