Could you become a Befriender?

Are you able to offer emotional support and companionship to an unpaid carer? Many carers are isolated and find talking to someone who understands can really help. You’d provide regular phone, email or Skype contact with a carer (30 mins every 2/4 weeks) to support them in their caring role.

You will need to demonstrate sensitivity in communicating with people who care for someone who is unwell and be able to manage boundaries.

If you are reliable, have experience or an awareness of the issues that carers’ face, and have good listening and communication skills, we would love to hear from you. We provide an excellent package of training and on-going support to all our volunteers.

For more information contact:

Marilyn Crump, Volunteer Coordinator
Tel: 0117 958 9906 | Email: MarilynC@carerssupportcentre.org.uk

Social groups for people with dementia and their carers in South Gloucestershire

Come along to three new social groups at Active Lifestyle Centres in Yate, Thornbury and Kingswood, especially for people with dementia, their carers, family and friends.

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Could you offer emotional support and companionship to a carer?

Many carers are isolated and find talking to someone who understands can really help.  You’d provide regular phone, email or Skype contact with a carer (30 mins every 2/4 weeks) to support them in their caring role.

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The Blue Badge scheme has been extended to people with “hidden disabilities”

If you are caring for someone with a “hidden disability”, such as a learning disability, autism or a mental health condition, you may now be entitled to a Blue Badge. A Blue Badge allows you to park in some places other people can’t and sometimes get free or discounted parking.

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South Gloucestershire Council Consultation: Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles for Taxis

South Gloucestershire Council are consulting on a proposal to publish a list of all licensed taxis. The idea is to provide users of the licensed taxi and private hire service in South Gloucestershire with as much information as they can to enable an informed decision on how best to travel.

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What happens when your caring role comes to an end?

Over time your caring role will change and may come to an end, sometimes because the person you care for dies. Whatever the circumstances this can leave a big gap in your life and bring very mixed emotions, and you may wonder what you need to do next, both in the short and long term.

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The NHS has launched the One You service in South Gloucestershire to help people look after their health

If you live in South Gloucestershire you can now access One You on the South Gloucestershire Council website. This will help you get information around a wide range of health issues and checking your general health, as well as FREE one-to-one support from a trained practitioner.

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Are you a carer in the Greater Fishponds area? Join our Considerate Friends project

If you are a carer living in the greater Fishponds area and want to make a difference to other carers using local facilities, joining Considerate Friends could be for you!

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