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Prama understand that, when looking after a friend or family member, sometimes you may need assistance yourself. Care work can often involve plenty of long hours and commitment and that’s why we have created carer support groups in order for us to make life a little less stressful.
Carer Support Groups allow for people of all ages to meet with members of staff from Prama as well as other support workers themselves to discuss issues they are facing as well as get to know each other.
These meetings can help to solve current or potential problems that people may be facing and allow for a relaxed, informal medium of communication between carers and trained staff. The groups take place in a wide variety of locations in the local area to ensure convenience for all who would like to participate.
Whilst our staff members are present at all meetings, it is not uncommon for the carers to form relationships with one another and provide peer support on an ongoing basis. This is something we definitely encourage as the groups allow people to build a network of contacts they can depend on.
The format of the groups helps people to relax amongst like minded individuals company in a warm, friendly environment and talk to others in similar circumstances. They also ensure carers do not feel isolated or alone with their issues and allow for people to share their stories and ideas on how to best improve situations.
If you would like to speak with a member of staff regarding Carer Support Groups, please visit our contact page here.