Family Support Group

By December 13, 2018Borough Care News

As part of our ongoing commitment to supporting the families and loved ones of our residents, we have created a monthly Family Support Meeting.

Open to anyone who helps to care for a Borough Care resident, our monthly meetings are held at Gatley House around the end of each month. Our January meeting will take place on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 at 6.30pm. There is no need to book in advance; just simply come along if you are free and would like to attend.

Each meeting brings families together with experts in issues that affect residents and their carers. It is a chance to listen to an expert presentation and then ask questions that are relevant to you and your loved one. Our last meeting had an expert from The Meadows, Stockport’s Memory Assessment Service, to talk about Vascular Dementia, an umbrella term for a group of conditions caused by problems with blood circulation to the brain. The presentation helped the group understand the condition and offered support for those caring for people with this disease.

The January meeting will have a presentation from Elaine Watson, an End of Life Care Facilitator from Stockport NHS, as well as a representative from SignPost, a charity that supports carers in Stockport. This is an amazing opportunity to access support and information in an intimate environment surrounded by people who are going through the same struggles as you.

After the presentations, there will be coffee and cake, and an opportunity to talk to other members of the group, so you can share experiences and socialise with people who understand what carers go through. We hope these meetings will open up a brand-new support network for you, to help you deal with some of the challenges caring brings.

Our Family Support Meetings will take place on a rolling monthly basis. You can find the date of future meetings by checking the noticeboard of the home where your loved one lives, or by speaking to the Home Manager.

We hope to see you at our January meeting.

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