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Carers Group co-Facilitator (for family & friend Carers supporting an adult with a long-term and/or life-long condition) This group is also suitable for people looking after someone Dementia)

Working together with the Carer Wellbeing Worker to provide a safe space for carers to meet on a regular basis to engage with other Carers, gain information and support.

Carer groups bring together the skills and experiences of family and friend carers for mutual learning, friendship and support.

Within a group setting carers are enabled to share their emotions to reduce stress and feelings of loneliness and isolation. This is achieved by actively listening, providing relevant information, responding to issues and concerns raised by the Carer.

Activities may include

Feeding back to the Carer Wellbeing Worker for further action to be taken on a 1:1 basis, or by signposting the Carer to call our Carer Response Line.

The co-Facilitator would also be responsible for alerting the Carer Wellbeing Worker to any Safeguarding related concerns or disclosures.

Practical tasks may be required at some groups: i.e. setting up of the room, `meet & greet` and tea & coffee making duties.

What skills do I need?

Active listening, and excellent & effective communication.
Confident to engage with others within a group setting
An insight into issues carers face on a daily basis.
An empathetic caring approach when engaging with others
Personal/Professional insight into a specific condition or disability (preferred but not essential)
To be non-judgemental and be able to maintain personal boundaries
Encourage and promote carer health and wellbeing

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Afternoon No No Yes No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

This groups runs on the 2nd Wednesday of every month: 2.30pm - 4pm. The volunteer would need to be available from 2.10pm- 4.20pm. Time involved: 4hrs per month on average allowing for regular reviews and training.

Location

St Mary’s Church Hall
East Street
Billingshurst
RH14 9PY

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