Presbyterian Support East Coast (PSEC) has responded to carers' needs by funding and developing the Caring for Carers Service across the East Coast region of New Zealand.
Anyone can suddenly become a carer at any time,
“out of the blue”.
There is no training for this or preparedness for the impact on personal, family and work life.
Caring for Carers facilitates Carer Support Group meetings in Hawkes Bay and Gisborne. These meetings offer support and information to Carers. Caring for Carers also provides this website with helpful links to local and national information and support services. Register to our data base and recieve a quarterly Caring for Carers newsletter.
As a family carer, you have a right to see your own health needs met - both physical and emotional. Keeping well yourself means that you are better placed to carry out your caring role.
If you have found yourself in the situation where you
are providing care to an adult or child in their family with a serious illness, learning disorder or disability this website and Caring for Carers is for you.
Caring for Carers offers support carers through the monthly Support Group meetings. A time for carers to……
• Have some ‘me time’
• Enjoy the change of scenery
• Realise they are not alone within the care-giving role
• Socialise with others in similar circumstances
• Gain tips and understanding from others who are in the same situation
• Realise their personal health and wellbeing needs to be considered
• Share resources and information relevant to their experience
Don’t stay isolated and lonely in your caring role.
REALISE - YOU ARE NOT ON YOUR OWN! Come along to a Support Group meeting
The support group meetings will continue at the same time and in the same venue unless you are notified..
3rd Friday of each month (except January) 10.00am - 12noon
All Saint Church Octogan meeting room
23 Puketapu Road Taradale
Come and experience one of our monthly meetings in Hawkes Bay or Gisborne.
Email - email@example.com
Or contact Rebekah for Hawkes Bay: 06 877 8193 ext 730
Gisborne: 06 868 1399
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Caring for Carers upcoming meetings
Listed below are the Support Group Dates and speakers until May 2013. Please diary these dates for your future reference. Also please note the dates and speakers are for the Hawkes Bay meetings only.
Hawkes Bay Support Group Dates
February 15th—Growing through Grief
Find out more about this service provided by Anglican Care
March 15th—Public Trust Representive
Hear how the law works regarding Wills, Enduring Power of Attorney and other such matters, bring along any questions
April 19th— A Gentle Touch Funeral Services
What to remember when planning a funeral
May 15th—St. John’s Caring Caller Service
What is the Caring Caller Service
June 21st - Speaker TBC
Watch this blog for information about our upcoming meeting topics.