Date added: May 6, 2014
Carers in Sheffield has recently become aware of a scheme which enables carers to be put in contact with volunteers, for regular support. This is a project run through Carers Together – a national organisation based in Birmingham.
Carers Together offers two different kinds of support:
- An online mentoring service, available to anyone in England with access to the internet
- A face-to-face mentoring service for carers in the Birmingham area
As a carer, you would be put in contact with a trained volunteer who you could talk openly with about your caring role, and how that impacts on you.
For more information and to register, please visit: www.timebank.org.uk/carers-together
Carers Together is a project delivered in partnership with Carers UK, to support carers and help reduce social isolation, improve emotional well-being, and cope with the stresses and strains of caring. They recruit volunteers, who often have caring experience themselves, to support other carers via a dedicated, secure, web-based messaging system. This support is available to anyone aged over 18 in England with access to the internet. The project has been running for over a year now and in that time has supported many carers who are geographically isolated, unable to access face-to-face services, or who just like the format of e-mentoring.