Summer holidays are here, and the easing of Covid restrictions mean that people have more freedom than they have had in a long time. But we know there are many people who will still feel unsettled at the thought of venturing out – especially if they are caring for someone who could be at risk of serious complications if they fall ill. Ongoing isolation and the inability to safely access support with their own wellbeing will continue to be an issue for many people.
Carers say that providing care can be extremely rewarding, but it can also bring with it many challenges. The emotional and physical demands of caring for a loved one and focussing on their wellbeing often means that the carer neglects their own. Finding support and building connections with people safely remains harder than ever, despite the easing of restrictions... But the Beth Johnson Foundation Carer Support Service are here to offer you support at our ‘Summer Sessions’ – a programme of zoom groups looking at topics around health and wellbeing. Our sessions aim to bring carers together in a supportive, informal environment to look at simple steps that they can take to help look after themselves – and to make some new connections along the way!
To find out more about the BJF Carer Support Service or make a referral contact:
For more information about the SOT All Age Carer Support Service