New groups for carers of people with dementia

Unpaid carers who care for people with dementia are invited alongside the person they care for to attend new support and activity groups taking place in Halisham.

The monthly Making Memories groups are facilitated by a Carer Support Worker from Care for the Carers, a charity that supports unpaid carers across East Sussex.

This session will take place at the Day Centre, Bentley Grange, Binder Lane in Hailsham between 2-4pm on Wednesday 26th September.

“We know that for many carers looking after someone living with dementia, they are unable to attend our other carers groups because they cannot leave the person they care for alone. We hope that these groups will overcome that barrier by providing a social opportunity that both the carers and the people they care for can enjoy,” says Jo Egan, Director of Services at Care for the Carers.

Each group will offer a chance for carers to meet other carers of people with dementia, and have a chat and a coffee. A Carer Support Worker from Care for the Carers will attend each session, which will include various activities such as quizzes, music, and reminiscence sessions.

“The idea is for carers and people living with dementia to have an inclusive and safe space to come together, relax, and socialise in friendly company,” continues Jo.

Carers of people with dementia are also welcome to attend on their own.

Lea is an unpaid carer for her mother, who has dementia:

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