Help for Carers

What does it do?

This project provides counselling and support to carers of clients with dementia. Home visits are provided on a regular basis which fit in
with the carer’s busy and demanding life. Caring for someone you love, whether a partner, parent task. It is a 24 hour, seven day a week commitment. There is frequently little help or support that they know about. Carers are often of a similar age and not always physically fit and healthy themselves. Counselling offers time and space to individual carers, where feelings of frustration, distress, and seeming helplessness can be expressed, listened to and accepted. The project also provides regular groups where carers can meet with others who are experiencing similar, although never exactly the same. Carers say that they value these times and start to feel in touch with the human race again and that it provides them with sanctuary and normality.

Who it is for?

Carers of people with dementia in the Merton area.

Where it is available?

Local service (Merton).

What it costs:

Please contact the organisation for more details.

How to access or apply for it:

Merton Mind
The Vestry Hall
London Road
Mitcham
Surrey
CR4 3UD
T: 0208 648 6565
F: 0208 648 2188
e: mertonmind@btconnect.com

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Info last updated:

21/04/2011