Carers Support Centre tackles the issues of loneliness in new support group.

Loneliness and isolation is a major issue for carers. According to research from Carers UK, 8 in 10 carers have felt lonely or socially isolated as a result of their caring responsibilities, and 57% have lost touch with friends and family due to the demands of their caring role.

To tackle this issue, the Carers Support Centre is launching a monthly carers support group located on 24 George Street, Croydon. Following on from the successful six-week pilot earlier this year, the support group is for any adult carer living in Croydon who is caring for someone with an illness or disability.

By joining, carers in Croydon have the opportunity to meet other carers who understand what they are going through and find mutual emotional support in a safe, confidential space, facilitated by trained staff.

By taking part in the group, carers said they felt the difference. 100% of carers who attended the pilot said they found their emotional wellbeing benefited from taking part, and that they felt more supported in their caring role.

Support group sessions will be held on the second Wednesday of every month, 2pm - 4pm, and must be booked in advance. Download the Carers Support Centre flyer for further details.

“[I felt] safe in the group to be able to talk about problems and not [be] judged…” Carer, Carers Support Centre.

 

For more information about the group and how to join, call 020 8649 6283 or email annleewarren@carersinfo.org.uk

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