Our support groups are designed to help tackle social isolation through allowing unpaid carers to meet others in a similar position, find out more about services in their area, gain confidence and provide emotional support to each other.
Our support groups help unpaid carers feel empowered through ensuring that unpaid carers have a voice and can air their opinions. Carers Network currently run a general support group, as well as a support group designed for those with mental health problems, a learning disabilities support group, and a dementia support group.
Our support groups are currently delivered by our Information and Guidance Team on a monthly basis. Part of our long-term vision for volunteering is to have volunteers facilitate their own support groups. Ideally you will be able to volunteer for two hours per month for one of our groups for a minimum of six months.
You will be part of a small and friendly team and play a key role in making our service users feel welcome.
• Create a calm and welcoming atmosphere for our service users Facilitate this group by steering conversation and ensuring that all those in attendance have their say
• Ensuring the group starts and finishes on time Promoting any activities or events to our service users keeping a log of attendance figures.
• To be attentive and receptive to the opinions of others Ensuring that service users can be speak freely without being interrupted
About Carers Network - Kensington and Chelsea
Carers Network is an independent charity. Our vision is that every unpaid carer is recognised and leads a healthy, fulfilling life with control over their caring role.
Carers Network provides a tailored service to unpaid carers; supporting them to identify their needs and empowering them to make informed choices for themselves and the person they care for.
Core services include:Information - carers are offered an initial assessment and information about carers rights through to a Statutory Carers Assessment.
Specialist Support: We have an enhanced level of support, which may involve more in-depth casework, and advocacy.
Counselling Service: Carers are offered Cognitive Behavioural Therapy sessions by a qualified and experienced therapist. And much more!
Times you can volunteer
Tuesday: Mornings, Afternoons, Evenings
Wednesday: Afternoons, Evenings
Thursday: Afternoons, Evenings