South Warwickshire

Carers4Carers (in partnership with the Omega Network of Meeting Point Support Groups)

Carers4Carers is a self-help group run by carers, for carers.  Each session always starts with a cuppa and a chat - very important for those who are socially isolated due to their caring role!  Speakers are often invited based on recommendations from members of the group and always focus on topics that provide important information, advance carer skills, or help with day-to-day life. Past guests have included Age UK, Jeremy Wright MP and Guideposts Trust.

Meetings are held on the fourth Friday of every month, 10.30am-12pm, at Kineton Village Hall, Mill Street, CV35 0LB.  For more information, visit the Carers4Carers website or Facebook page.

Meet the team:

From left: Nadine Povey (Care Assistant, Home Instead), Christine Harris (Assistant Co-ordinator), Gillian Grason-Smith (Group Co-ordinator), Tim (Handyman), Lisa Barnett (Assistant Co-ordinator), Kate Allen (Occupational Therapist), Liz Feldman (Treasurer and Fundraiser), Denise Swingewood (Care Assistant, Home Instead).

Dates for your diary:

Carers4Carers would love for you to join them for coffee and biscuits at their monthly meetings.  Please let them know in advance if you would like them to look after your loved one in the Companionship Group. For more details, including help with transport, please phone Gillian on 01926 640203 / 07947 893504.

Friday 28th February 10.30 – 12 noon: Lisa Barnett, assistant co-ordinator and a speech and language therapist, will be continuing her talk and answering questions on the swallowing difficulties experienced by people with neurological conditions and the frail elderly.  

A glimpse into the fun that is had by all!

Denise Swingewood (3rd from left, Care Assistant, Home Instead) with the Companionship Group at a Carers4Carers meeting.

The Omega care for life community fundraising promise
At Omega, we are a tiny team of paid staff and a huge team of enthusiastic volunteers. We occasionally arrange a series of lively community fundraising events and income generating activities. We welcome your ideas and will do our best to implement your feedback. Most events need a minimum level of support. We invite you to register your interest and your communication preferences early so we can notify you in advance should it be necessary to cancel an event for any reason.