Our services » Carer and Family Support
There are currently four carer support groups operating in our area – Gravesend, Swanley, Farningham and Meopham.
They provide a sociable environment for both carers and those they care for.
The groups meet regularly and offer an opportunity to gain support through the shared experiences of others.
The ‘Carers Learning Group’ is an educational programme for family carers of people with dementia.
It comprises of four, 3 hr weekly sessions and is designed to give carers a better understanding of the dementia, how to communicate with the person they care for and how to manage their relationship with their loved one as the dementia progresses.
The course is facilitated by two staff members and equips carers with strategies for dealing with situations they may find challenging.
This support is offered to carers and those they care for, as and when it is asked for.
It can be offered face-to-face at the person’s home, in the offices and even on the telephone.