On Friday 13th December we gathered for our monthly Carers Support Group. But this was our CHRISTMAS one!
Now not only did we decide to all bring a plate of food but our manager Dawn is a trained florist. So we roped her in to demonstrating and helping the carers group with making a table centrepiece to take home. There are lots of benefits to crafts on your mental health, and one of the things always mentioned is that there is very little time for yourself as a carer, let alone time to make things and learn new hobbies. So we got all of the stuff we needed (it comes in handy to have a florist manager & also my Grandad has a Christmas tree taller than his house!) and Dawn played teacher for the afternoon.
Above: Click on the picture to enlarge it. A group shot taken by Lisa. We have a very diverse group. It was really good to see so many people taking part and trying something new.
We are always pleased to welcome new faces, we have had an increase after our recent Carers drives. This week we had Christmas music, sported our best festive clothing and the Youth Centre was decked out in Christmas decorations for us.
The food table offered some of peoples best home bakes along with some boxed treats, it was a real treat. There is never any pressure to join in, you can come and sit & just listen, we know sometimes its just good to get out of the house. We also know sometimes you’d like to come but its hard to get any respite to be able to come. Make sure you are registered with your local GP and Carers Bucks / Slough Carers for the most up to date information and whats available where.
I was so impressed with everyone’s candle centrepieces, I know I had a fun afternoon. Thank you to all who came and I look forward to seeing you soon, Gemma.