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 Aromatherapy and Massage
 Carers’ Voices... It will be good to do the massage at home and do it for each other ­ take some time out from worrying about life and medical things.’ – Maggie, Carer
   First Aid at Home
  “It’s so nice to have a bit of confidence, you just don’t know when these things are going to happen. It’s been very laid back and informative.’ – Vanessa, cares at home for her two parents
     The aim of the programme is to support carers whilst they manage some of the most difficult challenges in life and offer an opportunity to gain support and hopefully to feel less isolated.
Workshops:
Practical Caring at Home ­ three individual half­day workshops
• First Aid at Home
• Safer Moving & Handling • Individual Care at Home
Balancing Life and Caring ­ five individual half­day workshops
• Building Resilience
• Emotional Literacy
• Mindfulness
• Yoga for Relaxation
• Aromatherapy Massage
Reclaiming Me ­ six­week course (two hours per week)
A short course that supports the practical and emotional challenges associated with change and life after caring.
Find out more or sign up
‘A Carer’s Journey’ is designed to be as accessible as possible: all workshops are FREE and available to those aged 19 and above. You are equally welcome to do the whole course or just pick and choose the ones most relevant to your needs.
Workshops are are held throughout the year in six locations in Oxfordshire. If you are interested in attending ‘A Carer’s Journey FREE workshops and would like to find out more call Tracey on 01235 520 463. or email traceydesmond@carersoxfordshire.org.uk. Alternatively, sign up online visit: www.abingdon­witney.ac.uk/oal/carers/
Online help from Carers UK
Actions for Carers Oxfordshire have joined forces with national charity, Carers UK, to enable carers to have the ability to access information through a new online platform. Unpaid carers of people living in Oxfordshire can get free, anytime access to the Digital Resource for Carers ­ an online environment that hosts a range of resources to help carers manage.
Resources include a range of E­Learning, access to the ‘Jointly’ care co­ordination app, free publications and much more.
To access visit carersdigital.org and use the free access code DGTL4822
Carers’ Voices... “It has given me so much I can take forward to help process my grief and to have hope in the future while acknowledging my loss.” Carer feedback from – ‘Reclaiming Me’.
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