With the daily commitment that carers have for their ‘cared for’, life can be stressful at times and a carer’s own wellbeing can suffer. This day is about giving something back to them, as carers need to be well to care well.
Whether it’s socialising with other carers, getting the buzz out of trying something new, learning a new relaxation technique or feeling more confident from being better informed, the Carers Wellbeing Day programme will be looking holistically at what brings ‘wellbeing’.
Around 20+ local organisations at the staffed ‘Information Marketplace’ will on hand to answer visitors’ questions, and ‘Wellbeing Workshops’ will cover a range of topics, as varied as drawing, first-aid at home, a guided walk around York House gardens, a legal ‘clinic’, and managing your finances.
The following are taking part:
Alzheimer’s Society, Addiction Support & Care Agency (ASCA), Careline, Citizens Advice Richmond, Crossroads Care, Ethnic Minorities Advocacy Group (EMAG), Red Cross First-Aid, Healthwatch Richmond, Homelink, Hounslow and Richmond Community Health: Dementia Services and Patient Advice and Liaison Service, LBRUT Parks and Open Spaces’ Friendly Parks for All (new for 2019), Integrated Neurological Services (INS), Kew Gardens (new for 2019), London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, Mulberry Centre, Department of Work and Pensions Carers Allowance Unit, Orleans House, Richmond and Wandsworth Safeguarding Adults Board, Richmond Aid, Richmond Borough Mind, Richmond Carers Centre, Richmond NHS Clinical Commissioning Group, Richmond Mencap, Stone Rowe Brewer LLP, Tranquillity through gardening (new for 2019).
Carers Wellbeing Day is supported by Richmond Parish Lands Charity.