Caring with Confidence 

A carer’s journey into caring

“I found the 'carer' label very useful when my daughter became increasingly ill. One day a relative said "no wonder you're finding it hard to keep working, keep a home, keep yourself together - you've become her carer.

That was my light bulb moment, as I was able to see how life had slid. One day of sickness, one lost bodily function after another into a blinding mess, and how we'd morphed from Mum and daughter, to struggling mother and full time carer for an increasingly dependent child.”

It became clear to this carer that she needed expert advice and support to make the adjustments that both her and her daughter needed.

With the proper support, this mother has seen her severely disabled daughter achieve adult independence and a rewarding life of own.

“Family caring is born of love. It is never just a transaction, but it is damn hard!”

Carers always benefit from some level of support. Their role requires energy, determination, persistence, resilience and confidence and we can help with all that.

Our support goes some way to reflect the £132 billion it is estimated carers in the UK save the British economy every year.

Worcestershire Association of Carers is passionate about supporting, empowering and building on the skills and experience of thousands of family carers. Our work is described as a lifeline.

Caring with Confidence programme?

The free group sessions are delivered all over Worcestershire and available to anyone in a caring role. Sessions link together into programmes but are designed to work with and adapt to, the changing and unpredictable nature of caring.

Each 2 or 3 hour session is highly interactive, tackling all of the challenges carers face, such as

  • emotional ups and downs,
  • daily practical matters
  • legal and financial issues
  • moving and handling
  • first aid,
  • better communication

Besides the tackling practical issues, carers have told us that the programme offers a social setting, where they can offer and receive support from other carers who understand the issues of being an unpaid carer - feeling like ‘Finally, I’m not alone!!’

Caring with confidence programme 2018

All sessions are 10:00 until 13:00 unless stated otherwise

Caring with Confidence in Bromsgrove

CWC Bromsgrove at The Wishing Well Wellbeing Centre, 16 St John Street, Bromsgrove, B61 8QY

To download a copy of the programme, please click here

Finding Your Way 20.03.18
Caring and Coping 05.04.18
Caring Day to Day 19.04.18
Moving with Confidence 03.05.18
Caring and Me 17.05.18
Caring and Resources 31.05.18
Legal Workshop 14.06.18
Caring and Communicating 28.06.18
Paying for Care 12.07.18
Caring and Life 19.07.18
Caring and Dementia 26.07.18
Dementia Awareness 02.08.18
Emergency First Aid 16.08.18

To BOOK your place please use our FREE Online facility HERE or call our helpline on 0300 012 4272.

Caring with Confidence: Tenbury

CWC Tenbury at The Pump Rooms, Teme Steet, Tenbury Wells, WR15 8BA

To download a copy of this programme, please click here

Session Title Date
Finding Your Way 13th March
Caring and Coping 27th March
Caring Day to Day 10th April
Moving with Confidence 24th April
Caring and Me 8th May
Caring and Resources 22nd May
Legal Workshop 5th June (10 until 12.30)
Paying for Care 19th June
Caring and Communicating 4th July
Caring and Life 17th July
Caring for someone with Dementia 24th July
Dementia Awareness 31st July
First Aid for Carers 14th August

To BOOK your place please use our FREE Online facility HERE or call our helpline on 0300 012 4272.

 

Caring with Confidence- Upton upon Severn Programme

CWC Upton- Upton Surgery, Tunnel Hill, Upton Severn, WR8 0QL

Finding Your Way 27.09.18
Caring & Coping 11.10.18
Caring Day to Day 25.10.18
Moving with Confidence 08.11.18
Caring and Me 22.11.18
Caring and Resources 06.12.18
Legal Workshop* 10.01.19 
Paying for Care* 24.01.19
Caring and Communicating 07.02.19
Caring and Life 21.02.19
Caring and Dementia 07.03.19
Dementia Awareness 21.03.19

*Please note that the Legal Session and Paying for Care run from 10am to 12.30pm. 

To BOOK onto any of the sessions, please click here