Are you from the Forest of Dean or Tewkesbury?
Connecting Carers is a pilot project in the Forest of Dean and Tewkesbury. Our ‘community builders’ are out and about in these areas, meeting people, explaining what a carer is, and signposting carers to vital support services.
We raise awareness of care issues in our wider communities to help carers feel supported and understood by the people who live around them.
Out and about
If you live in Tewkesbury or the Forest of Dean, we can help you get out and enjoy activities in your local community. It’s an opportunity to meet others, try something new, and have fun.
Maybe you’ve always wanted to join a yoga class but feel nervous about going alone. We can link you up with someone to go with.
Or perhaps you want to make new friends, but your caring role makes it impossible to get out of the house. We can introduce you to another carer who can come to you for coffee and a chat.
We’re also working in the background, helping local groups, services and institutions make their community activities more accessible to carers.