Suffolk Family Carers is a Suffolk wide organisation which aims to offer support and information to anyone caring for a friend, family member or neighbour with any kind of illness, disability or frailty. If you offer support, help or encouragement to a friend or family member who is unwell then you are a Family Carer and are able to access free Caring With Confidence courses. There are also many other services such as rest-bite care and support for you as a neighbour, friend or relative supporting someone.
These courses provide information and tips on ways to confidently care for your friend or loved one. A variety of topics are covered such as effective communication to get your needs met, ways to manage your emotions and take better care of yourself, balancing caring with other commitments you may have, and looking at day to day challenges.
They also have a wealth of resources which may help with a variety of issues and concerns you face within your caring role. If you care for someone with Dementia you could also access the Caring for Dementia with Confidence course which is specifically designed for those caring for someone with Dementia or memory loss. These sessions are not only a great way to gain useful information but also give you the opportunity to meet others in a similar situation. Family Carers who have attended the sessions have said they have found it useful for a variety of reasons such as “feeling that I am not alone”, gaining “friendship and knowledge” and knowing “that there is help out there”. These sessions run regularly so to find out more about either Caring with Confidence or Caring for Dementia with Confidence please contact Suffolk Family Carers 01473 835446 or email@example.com.
Do you think you might be a family carer? Looking after as friend, relative or neighbour? http://www.suffolkfamilycarers.org/index.php/information/family-carers-rights/carers-assessments