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Getting Support with The Carer's Journey

Published on 07 March 2019 04:06 PM

The caring role can be extremely challenging and changeable, with often little to prepare you from any previous experience you may have had. 

Whether you have just become a carer, been one for several years or your caring role has ended, the ‘Carer’s Journey’ workshops are specially designed to support your caring role at the different stages of being a carer.

After extensive listening to carers, the Carer’s Journey programme was created in a partnership between Action for Carers Oxfordshire and Oxfordshire Adult learning (OAL). 

The aim of the programme is to support carers whilst they manage some of the most difficult challenges in life, and offer an opportunity to gain support and hopefully to feel less isolated. 

Workshops are split into three phases. 

1 Practical Caring at Home (three individual half-day workshops)

First Aid at Home

Safer Moving & Handling

Individual Care at Home

2 Balancing Life and Caring (five individual half-day workshops)

 Building Resilience

 Emotional Literacy

 Mindfulness

 Yoga for Relaxation

 Aromatherapy Massage

 3 Reclaiming me (six weekly sessions of two hours) 

Series of workshops that support the practical and emotional challenges associated with life after caring.

Find out more or sign up for free

Workshops are free and available to those aged 19 and over. Attend the whole programme or just pick the workshops most relevant to you. Workshops are available throughout 2019 around Oxfordshire, including Banbury, Witney and Abingdon. 

To find out more or sign up call 01235 555 585 or vist ww.abingdon-witney.ac.uk/oal/carers/