Carer information sessions are based around the issues that carers have identified as useful, for example, nutrition, mobility and welfare benefits. They also provide the opportunity to meet with others in a similar situation.
Though caring for someone can be very satisfying, at times it can also be quite stressful. Carers can access support from our complimentary therapists e.g. group relaxation or to be taught basic massage techniques.
Carers have also identified that social events are equally important. You can attend on your own, with the person you care for or a friend or other family member, in a welcoming, safe environment. These events prove to be very popular and include table top gardening, candlelit dinners, afternoon teas and quiz events. We cannot provide transport to get to events, but we can arrange for a Health Care Assistant or a trained volunteer to stay with the person you care for to enable you to attend.
These free sessions are currently offered to family and friends of people who were known to the hospice.
To find out more, please contact Bernice Rubenstein on 020 8382 8071 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tea and Chat
This group is open to those caring for a loved one or friend with a limiting illness who is currently accessing services from St Luke’s Hospice. It is held at the Woodgrange Centre on every first Tuesday of the month at 1 - 2pm. Please contact Deirdre Rice or Ruth Boni on 020 8382 8101.
Time to Talk
If you care for someone with a life limiting illness you can come to St Luke's for practical advice and signposting. Drop into the Woodgrange Centre at the Hospice between 1pm and 3pm on any of the dates below where a member of the team will be available to talk to you.
Dates for 2016:
6th and 29th September
4th and 27th October
1st and 24th November
6th & 29th December