Neuro Carers: our new social group
We know that many people within our community are carers. And many others may be taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who may be disabled, ill or older and need support as a result of the pandemic. We’re delighted to be launching a new online peer support group specifically for carers of people with neurological conditions to provide the opportunity, time and space to meet and talk openly to others with a shared understanding.
The group is run by Jo, Specialist Information and Support Nurse, who says:
"As a carer myself I know first-hand how important it is to take a little break and spend some time talking to people who understand what you’re going through.
Often, this can be very difficult to do as you may not be able to leave the house due to your caring role. I know first-hand how important it is to try to look after ourselves as well.
Following feedback from people who care for someone with a neurological condition, we have created a group for carers and family members to meet for a cuppa once a month, online via Zoom.
At the Brain & Spine Foundation, we know that caring can be very isolating as people find they no longer have time, energy or money to meet up with friends - or even family members. It can be difficult to socialise with people who may not understand or want to listen to difficult aspects of your life as a carer. Through the meet-ups we also want to improve support, services, and recognition for anyone living with the challenges of caring. We hope you can join us.”
Start date: Tuesday 9 November 2021, 10.30am – 11.30am
Frequency of session: Monthly every second Tuesday, online via Zoom