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Carers Support Group — Covid-19 arrangements

Audlem Carers Support Group is open to anyone who provides care support to family members, friends or neighbours.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, the Carers Support Group coffee mornings cannot currently be run as open 'drop-in at any time' events.

Carers Coffee mornings are currently held every Wednesday from 10am to 12 noon in the Thornton Room in Audlem Public Hall Annexe.

Carers on our register are invited by rota, with the aim of enabling all carers to attend a 'face-to-face' meeting every two weeks or so to enjoy coffee, chat, advice and friendly confidential support.

 

Zoom

Carers who are unable to attend 'live' meetings for whatever reason can join by Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month. There is no limit on the numbers who can join by Zoom. Contact Lynn Morear (email:lynnmorear@yahoo.co.uk) for Zoom details.

 

Carers' Breaks

Covid-19 has temporarily halted our regular Carers' Breaks programme.

We are working on ways to alleviate this situation, and meanwhile we arrange occasional 'Afternoon Tea' or 'Picnic Lunch' deliveries for carers to enjoy at home.

Our Carers' Breaks give carers opportunities to enjoy themselves away from the responsibilities and worries of caring.

Breaks may include meals out, afternoon teas, visits to local health spas, outings to places of interest, and craft activities. In the summer months we run a weekly bowling session for Carers at the Audlem Bowling Club.

For more information or advice please contact Lynn Morear, ADCA's Assistant Coordinator, on 07376 070586 or email:lynnmorear@yahoo.co.uk

Carers' Rights

The right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone. Every year CarersUK hold a Carers Rights Day to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.

Making carers aware of their rights

Every year, more than 2 million people become carers. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial and practical support. And it's not just people who are new to caring — even those who have been caring for years sometimes aren't aware of their entitlements.

Letting carers know where to get help and support

Caring can present all kinds of challenges. We want every carer to know where to turn for advice, information and support, whether in their local community or online.

Audlem Carers' Support Group, with funding from Cheshire East Council, now supports about 100 local carers through its twice monthly coffee mornings, Carers' Breaks Days and Befriending Service.

Raising awareness of the needs of carers

Carers Rights Day raises awareness of the needs of carers with the public, decision makers and professionals, helping us realise our vision of a society that respects, values and supports carers. Audlem Carers' Support Group has been involved in lobbying Cheshire East Council on the need to maintain good quality local residential respite services for carers.

For more information please contact Lynn Morear, ADCA's Assistant Coordinator, on 07376 070586 or email:lynnmorear@yahoo.co.uk

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