Support for dementia carers

Honiton Devon Carers meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month at the Methodist Church, Chapel Street.

The changes associated with the Care Act, which came into force in April 2015, mean that Devon Carers are putting more emphasis on the benefit of training courses to enable carers to prevent problems arising with their caring. This might be achieved in many different ways for example; having a deeper understanding of a cared for condition, such as dementia; or more practical understanding of moving and handling.

Training is accessible to all carers who have a qualifying assessment. The assessment is a real opportunity for you to discuss your situation and your training requirements in detail with a Carers Support Officer (CSO).

The CSO will then pass on your details to the training department, who will contact you to help you achieve your training needs. The provision of training can where appropriate include provision of expenses and replacement care.

We offer support, sign posting. A single telephone helpline for all carers, regular newsletter and a friendly chat with coffee/tea and biscuits always being available to all carers over the age of 18 years.

Honiton Devon Carers meet on the 2nd Wednesday of each month between 2 – 4 pm at the Methodist Church, Chapel Street, just off New Street in Honiton.

Future dates – 2016

Wednesday 13th January

Health & Local Food for Families

Wednesday 10th February

Forget me not reminiscence boxes

Wednesday 9th March

Honiton Lace talk by Pat Perryman

Wednesday 13th April

Wednesday 11th May

Wednesday 8th June

Wednesday 13th july

Wednesday 10th August

Wednesday 14th September

Wednesday 12th October

Wednesday 9th November

Wednesday 14th December

All carers over 18 are most welcome. We welcome you with coffee and biscuits, a supportive atmosphere, a social chat amongst other carers who understand and emphasize with your situation and we some times have interesting and very informative speakers.

For further details please contact Winnie Cameron on 01404 46041/07974 636926 or Ann Mitchell on 01404 46766/07561 280948.

Care Act Presentation Transcript

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Dementia toolkit for carers

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Poem: “Look for me in rainbows”

Look for me in Rainbows

Time for me to go now, I won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, way up in the sky.

In the morning sunrise when all the world is new,

Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Time for me to leave you, I won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, high up in the sky.

In the evening sunset, when all the world is through,

Just look for me and love me, and I’ll be close to you.

It won’t be forever, the day will come and then

My loving arms will hold you, when we meet again.

Time for us to part now, we won’t say goodbye;

Look for me in rainbows, shining in the sky.

Every waking moment, and all your whole life through

Just look for me and love me, as you know I loved you.

Just wish me to be near you,

And I’ll be there with you.