Carers Reablement Project

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Would you like to learn a new skill or hobby?

 

The Carers Reablement Project has volunteers who can help you make positive changes in your life.

The Carers Reablement Project, operated by The Carers Centre, offers unpaid Carers in the Brighton and Hove area an opportunity to learn a new skill, hobby or receive support to attend a local group or class.

I feel less isolated after using the project, in my spare time I now go to the library and take books out. I look forward to reading at night in bed, even with a demanding caring role.

The aim of The Carers Reablement Project is to support unpaid carers, assisted by volunteers, to achieve postive changes in their lives, by setting goals and reaching clearly defined outcomes. These outcomes will aim to improve the health and or wellbeing of the carer.

My health and wellbeing has definitely improved, my partner noticed the difference and I felt very good and light.

The Carers Reablement Project matches, the skills, experience and knowledge of our volunteers to the specific needs of the carer. Some examples of previous success stories include support to go to a gym, one to one support to learn how use a computer, attend a book group, learn to cook or take up a new sport.

I feel much less isolated after using the project, I previously had no support and I’m now in a much better position. I feel more confident to ask for it and know what is out there.

The project offers a unpaid carers a few weeks where they have the opportunity to learn a new skill or interest for themselves.

How do I refer to The Carers Reablement Project?

There are several ways you can refer to the project.

  • Speak to your Carers Assessment Worker
  • call the Carers Hub on 01273 977000

What happens once I have been referred?

Once you have been referred to the project, one of our volunteer coordinators will come out to visit you in your home or in the community to discuss how best the project can support you.

We will decide what goal you would like to aim for and run over our ground rules, we will then come away and match you with the most suitable volunteer we have available, as soon as possible. (please note, some skills are more in demand and may require being on a waiting list. We may also not have the skill you are looking for and have to recruit for it.)

Once we have a successful match, we will come back out to visit you with the volunteer to discuss your requirements and how best we can work together. It is often possible to start your sessions the following week.

You will receive five, hour-long sessions with a volunteer, with up to another five hours available to achieve your goal.

At the end of your time with your volunteer we will discuss your achievements and will signpost you to further learning and support opportunities.

Volunteering with the Carers Reablement Project

If you would prefer to share your skills for an hour a week we welcome volunteer applications from unpaid carers and the general public. We offer induction and ongoing training and informal supervision and will reimburse any out of pocket expenses.

To apply to be a volunteer or for more information please contact 01273 746222 or email volunteer@thecarerscentre.org

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