We are launching our popular Carers Course in Swanley (at Swanley Link) from Saturday 14 January. The course offers a useful programme of information, guidance and practical help for people caring for someone with a life-limiting illness and is run jointly with Carers First. It’s open to anyone who is a carer – not just carers of ellenor patients.
Sessions are (all Saturdays):
14 Jan: How does it feel to be a carer?
21 Jan: Practicalities – equipment, wheelchairs, moving and handling
28 Jan: Financial support – what help are you entitled to?
4 Feb: The dying process – what happens as we reach end of life?
11 Feb: Nutrition – how to cope with reduced appetite
18 Feb: Open session – moving forward in your caring role
You do not have to attend all of the six sessions, but pre-booked is encouraged. Anyone who is concerned about leaving the person they care for to attend is encouraged to call, so that options can be explored.