‘Carers Together’ – a welcome new initiative to link family carers
A fresh source of support for carers – Carers Together launched last month (January 2021), aiming to bring informal carers together for support and encouragement, through weekly online meetings.
Carers Together aims to bring informal carers together for support and encouragement, through weekly Zoom meetings. This is a pilot project running from January to March 2021, so that carers can shape the format and content of get togethers. Each Thursday at 3.00 pm Carers Together invites carers to join a Zoom gathering, giving opportunity to chat with two or three other carers in breakout rooms. On the first Thursday of every month there will be a guest speaker on a relevant topic, followed by discussion in small groups.
Charlotte Overton-Hart, keynote speaker at the Anna Chaplaincy virtual Gathering in October 2020, is working on the project. Her role is to work with carers to co-produce new guidance for churches on supporting carers. Anna Chaplaincy will support Tina and Charlotte in the development of this exciting initiative; supporting family carers is a crucial element of Anna Chaplaincy and we would like to think that our Network will be active in signposting Carers Together.
‘It is wonderful to see this new initiative picking up the role fulfilled for a quarter of a century by The Carers Christian Fellowship. My prayer is that it will provide a safe and supportive forum for carers to share their experiences and find friendship and fellowship.’
For more information about Carers Together, call Tina on 020 3778 0035 or email [email protected].