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The Oxhill News

November 2013

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Carers 4 Carers

Finding support through supporting each other.

A support group for rural carers. 

Last month I introduced Carers 4 Carers, the self-help support group for carers living in the rural area surrounding Kineton. At our last meeting we were delighted to welcome two new carers who came along to our meeting after contacting me.

In August, our status changed; we are now part of the charity Omega Care for Life and the first of their network of Meeting Point Support Groups for Carers based in Warwickshire. We are the same friendly group, run by carers and dedicated to supporting each other, but we now have the backing of a national charity which will provide major support to those running the group. We would like to increase the number of ways in which we can support carers in our rural area and it will now be easier to attract funding to enable this to happen. Iíll keep you posted!  At our September meeting, we  offered a warm welcome to Thomas Memery, Omegaís Director of Development who was impressed by our group. He commented, ĎI am always in awe of family care-givers and the power of peer-support.í

If you offer unpaid care to a family member or friend who is ill, disabled, frail, elderly or is mentally ill, then you are a carer and you are very welcome to attend our meetings as is anyone whose cared-for person is in residential care. We meet on the fourth Friday of each month (Decemberís date is to be decided) at Kineton Methodist Church Hall. Coffee and chat (and sometimes cake!)  is available from 10.30 and this is followed by a speaker or a carer wellbeing workshop. On November 22nd, we celebrate our first birthday and also mark Carersí Rights Day. The group publishes an informative monthly newsletter and, if you are unable to attend the group but would like to receive this, please get in touch. If transport is an issue, we should be able to help. For more information on any aspect of the group, please contact Gillian on 01926 640203, email kcarers4carers@gmail.com or go to our new website www.carers4carersonthefosse.org.uk.

Gillian Grason Smith

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