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The Oxhill News

March 2016

This months News



Carers 4 Carers

Do you look after someone who is ill, disabled, elderly or Frail?

Carers4Carers is a self-support group run as its name suggests, by carers for carers. We support rural carers living in Kineton and the surrounding villages and rural area, those whose loved ones are in residential care and former carers. We meet on the 4th Friday of the month (3rd in March as the 4th is Good Friday) at Kineton Village Hall from 10.30 until 12 noon.  Come when you can and stay as long as you are able.

We are here to provide information and help with skills through a programme of specialist speakers and an extensive library of leaflets from a wide range of organisations. Members are often heard to say ‘If I hadn’t come today, I wouldn’t have found that out’. We intersperse our speaker-led meetings with some without speakers which gives carers more opportunity for that much needed talking space over refreshments and to enjoy some TLC in the form of mini-therapies from our lovely Anita.

We are one of the few carer support groups in the county which offers care for your loved-one alongside our main meeting, in our Companionship Group. If you are able to bring them along to the village hall, then they will be looked after by a qualified care assistant, supported by a volunteer retired nurse and enjoy refreshments, friendship and activities appropriate to their abilities. We do ask you to book this in advance.

At our meeting on March 18th, Len Mackin from Healthwatch Warwickshire will be discussing mental health provision in the area and he’s anxious to learn about your experiences if you’ve had to access them.

We publish a monthly newsletter so if you are unable to come to a meeting, we can still keep in touch.

If you look after someone who is ill, disabled, elderly or frail – whether in your home or elsewhere – then you are a carer and we would love to hear from you to see how we can help. For more information, to book the Companionship Group, request the newsletter or help with transport, please contact Gillian on 01926 640203 or
email kcarers4carers @ gmail.com

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