The Carers Support Group
People with MS often require care. We are also acutely aware that anyone who supports someone with a diagnosis of MS requires from time to time care and support themselves.
Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation – looking after their mother, son or best friend and just getting on with it.
Young carers are children and young people who look after someone in their family who has an illness or a disability. Young carers often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.
We have, since obtaining funding in May 2010, established a comprehensive, on-going support network for carers. We have a designated person who is responsible for organising all carer events, as well as supporting and signposting carers to relevant services.
- Informative talks on topics specific to MS
- Regular meditation/relaxation classes
- Social events
- Quarterly newsletter
- Workshops on benefits advice, emotional aspects of caring, risk assessment and moving and handling.
A carers’ fund allows us to support carers to access a variety of therapies and counselling. Our aim is, as resources allow, to expand our services to support all our carers, young and old.
For more information, please call Mary on 01296 696133.