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Share & Care Group

Kirkwood Hospice, in partnership with Carers Count, is running a series of three week courses, offering help and support to individuals who are coming to terms with the emotional, physical and practical demands of being a carer for someone who has a life limiting illness.

Each session will take place in the Meeting Space at Kirkwood Hospice between 10am and 12noon. The Share & Care Group is designed for people who have become a carer and feel that they would like to access support and advice, develop new skills and to learn to cope more effectively. The sessions will also enable carers to share experiences in a group environment and offer peer support.

A team of experienced and knowledgeable health and social care professionals will be available to answer your questions at each session and to provide support on a range of issues.  

Refreshments will be available throughout each session.

Over the three sessions, we will cover the following topics:

  • Living with Fatigue
  • Developing Coping Skills
  • Helping People to Move Safely
  • How to Protect Vulnerable Skin and Prevent Pressure Sores
  • Nutritional Needs
  • Mindfulness

Course Dates

  • February 2019 (1st, 8th, 15th) 

  • April 2019 (5th, 12th, 26th)

  • June 2019 (7th, 14th, 21st)

  • August 2019 (2nd, 16th)

  • September 2019 (6th)

  • October 2019 (4th, 11th, 18th)

Registering for the Share & Care course

If you are a carer or know someone who may benefit from taking part in this course, please contact Jackie Holmes or Catherine Thompson at the Hospice on: 01484 557900

If you would like to print this information, you can find a link to our Share & Care leaflet at the foot of this page.