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  • Emma Longden

Support for Carers

The PramaLife FOCUS befriending and mentoring scheme is available to you as a carer.

We can join you up with someone to regularly talk to (on the phone or face to face) or with a mentor who is an experienced carer themselves.

It will be an opportunity to talk things through with someone and have a bit of a breather from your caring duties. We understand that being a carer can be isolating and we can offer friendship and support to help you feel less alone.

"As someone who is new to a caring role, I had no idea how all encompassing it would be, I feel like I have lost a part of who I am, and I am now just 'the carer'.

Through contact with befriender from PramaLife I have learned not to feel guilty for grabbing just 15 minutes 'me time' I am still overwhelmed - daily - with my caring responsibilities - but its nice to know someone is at the other end of the phone just for me"- Debbie, Carer

A mentor can help you if you are new to caring or if your caring role changes. They can offer guidance, provide you with useful information and advice or their personal experience. All of our mentors have been carers themselves. A mentor can be available to you at any point while you are caring.

A befriender can meet you in person or chat on the phone, to offer friendship and a listening ear. They will keep in regular contact with you, as much or as little as you like.

To find out how we can help you, call the team on 01202 207329

to talk through your situation. All calls are treated confidentially - and if we aren't the right solution for you, we will try our best to signpost you to other support or help.

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