Suffolk Family Carers is a local charity that provides information, support and guidance to Family Carers around Suffolk. We have been offering our services for over 25 years and one of the things we have learnt during that time is that people caring for another person at home, perhaps a family member or friend don't usually see themselves as a Family Carer, they just see it as part of being husband, wife, father, mother, daughter, son, friend etc. Because of this, it becomes so easy to forget the importance of your own health and wellbeing as all of your physical and emotional effort and energy is spent on looking after that person, and others who may be involved such as siblings. You may feel that your own needs do not matter at this time, but in order to provide care and support you do need to keep your own batteries charged.
In 2015 Suffolk Family Carers will be working with our hospice colleagues in Suffolk to offer an information and support programme for those people caring for someone nearing the end of their life. There will be a series of five informal sessions that offer information and an opportunity to reflect and gain support from others in a similar situation. The programme will run around the County with the first ones starting end of January. It's aim is to improve the Family Carer's own situation and that of the person they Care For.
If you would like to find out more or to book you free place please call Carly on 01473 835420 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Alternatively please see our website http://suffolkfamilycarers.org/