The Carers’ Wellbeing Service Calderdale’s have a number of support groups – here are more details of what they offer:
How to contact them:
Carers Wellbeing Service Calderdale, Suite 6B, Rimani House, 14-16 Hall Street, Halifax, HX1 5BD
Phone: 01422 369101 or email: Carers.firstname.lastname@example.org
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If you require any support within your caring role please do not hesitate to get in touch and have a chat with one of their dedicated team members
JOIN US AT ONE OF OUR CARING SUPPORT GROUPS
Providing a safe space to share experiences and concerns, offer advice and information and a fantastic source for peer support. We’ll welcome you in with a cuppa, light refreshments and lots of friendly faces.
Usually the groups are busy with carers supporting and catching up with each other but on occasion we invite a guest speaker to chat about their services and how they might benefit carers. In the past we have welcomed West Yorkshire Police who gave support around scams, security at home and the Herbert Protocol, a local solicitor giving information about Wills and LPA’s and Overgate Hospice keeping us up to date on their many wonderful services. Over summer we are expecting Home Instead to chat about current scams and Health Watch Calderdale to tell us what their service offers.
We have 4 monthly groups plus a Zoom group currently running, of these we have availability at Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge and Todmorden. Our Halifax group has proved sopopular we now operating a waiting list! We are looking at adding a group in the Mytholmroyd/Hebden Bridge area soon.
If you feel the support group would be beneficial to you but you can’t leave the person you care for, we may be able to put a ‘sit in’ service in place for you, so you have peace of mind whilst you are at the group. We can also cover transport costs for carers if it enables you to attend a support group.
Our monthly evening Zoom group for carers who can’t/don’t wish to attend a day-time group is gaining interest, why not join in from the comfort of your own home? Carers who don’t wish to leave the person they care for have found these sessions really beneficial and can still connect with other carers.
Attendees to groups have given us lots of positive feedback stating that they found the sessions “friendly, approachable, sociable and easy to talk to others”, that “it has been a life-line” and “the group gives you breathing space”. To find out more about any of our support sessions please ring the office and speak to Janet or Julie who facilitate the groups. Phone: 01422 369101 or email: Carers.email@example.com