The Carers Support Group
People with MS sometimes require help on many levels; whether practical, emotional or social. This is where Carers come in. Carers come from all walks of life and can be of any age. Whilst there are paid-for professional Carers, the majority are actually family members and friends of the person with MS, who help them on an unpaid basis.
You might not feel that you are a Carer but are simply doing what anyone else would do in the same situation – looking after your husband, wife, child, sibling or friend - and just getting on with it. But if you are looking after someone with a disability or illness on a day-to-day basis then you are a technically their Carer.
Young Carers are children and young people who help to look after someone in their family on a day-to-day basis at home. Young Carers often take on practical and/or emotional caring responsibilities that would normally be expected of an adult.
At the Chilterns MS Centre we offer support for Carers as your emotional and physical wellbeing is just as important as those with MS. If you need information or advice our dedicated support team are always happy to help out and are only a phone call or email away. We offer practical advice, can refer you for selected treatments, or can point you in the right direction for other organisations or services that you may need. We also support Young Carers through workshops and signposting to other organisations.
Our support team are here to help. If you are a Carer, you can become a member of the Centre for just £25 a year and in return we offer:
- Regular Social Groups
- Musculo-skeletal Physiotherapy to help with any injuries or strains
- Complementary Therapies
- Mindfulness and Relaxation Classes
- Informative Talks and Workshops
We will be running some interactive events later this year aimed at 6-12 year olds, which are great fun and designed to help young Carers understand what the symptoms of MS are like to live with. Further details and dates will be announced shortly.
If you have any questions or need advice on caring for someone with MS, please contact one of our support team on 01296 696133 or email: