You could make a real difference to a carer in your community.
Shared Reading are events happening regularly at libraries across Bristol, with some newly started in South Gloucestershire (keep an eye out for future groups in South Glos). A trained volunteer will read aloud a story and poem – participants can relax, listen and chat as they wish. All reading material is provided, no booking is required and the sessions are free. They are a great way to open a conversation and make new friends.
Do you live in South Gloucestershire and care for someone with dementia? Come along to South Glos Council roadshows to find out about how you and the person you care for can live well with their diagnosis.
The Wellbeing College is a programme of wellbeing activities held across the breadth of South Gloucestershire. Any adult can take part in sessions and they are all free. Sessions include mindfulness, emotional resilience, art sessions, physical activity sessions and peer groups.
They also run sessions, specifically for carers, on promoting positive mental health. To find out more, contact the college: firstname.lastname@example.org 01454 821 856
Young Carers Voice designed an accessible ‘young carer friendly’ summary.