A FREE programme aimed at helping full-time carers improve their own quality of life is to be introduced in Solihull.
Caring with Confidence is a new initiative designed to help carers improve their well being and that of the person they care for.
Carers can choose how they access Caring with Confidence, either by attending face-to-face group sessions, completing self-study workbooks, accessing online sessions or a combination of all three.
Only last week the Solihull News featured the imminent closure of the Alzheimer’s Society day service which provides invaluable support for carers.
And although this new scheme will not directly replace the service in Solihull Lodge, Stephen Jacobs, Caring with Confidence project board chair, hopes it will help.
“The contribution made by carers is huge, but it is a role that is often taken on at short notice and without preparation, leaving carers to struggle with the vital responsibilities that they have assumed - this is where Caring with Confidence can help,” he said.
Charity Omega is delivering the programme in the West Midlands through the support of local voluntary organisations and carers’ groups.
The programme will offer support and help to carers, with particular emphasis on the millions of people who provide care on a daily basis but don’t know where to begin when it comes to accessing the services and benefits available to them.
For more information on how to access the Caring with Confidence programme in Solihull call 0845 259 3163.