New services launched at Savernake Community Hospital during Carers Week 2019

30th May 2019, 3:03pm | By |

When: Monday 10th June 2019 – 1pm- 4pm

Where: Savernake Community Hospital

Carer Support Wiltshire and Wiltshire Health and Care are inviting carers, volunteers, community services and businesses to come together during Carers Week and celebrate the launch of new carer services at Savernake Community Hospital.

The launch event will have lots going on; visitors can enjoy tea/coffee, cake and therapy taster sessions and carers will have the opportunity to get a free health check (including diabetes) and talk to a trained support counsellor. There will also be the opportunity to talk and share experiences and find out more about our new carer services on offer at the hospital:

  • A Carer’s Café where carers can regularly meet up. This takes place on the second Tuesday of every month from 2pm – 3.30pm in the hospital cafe
  • A Carer’s Passport scheme
  • A Carer’s information service, which will raise awareness of carers, identify hidden carers and provide them with appropriate information, referral and signposting
  • Signing up to John’s Campaign, which recognises the rights of carers to stay with people with dementia, confusion or other complex needs who find it hard to cope in unfamiliar situations.

Judy Walker, Chief Executive of Carer Support Wiltshire said: “We’re really looking forward to running this event during Carers Week 2019. This year’s theme is ‘Getting Carers Connected’ and the new services at Savernake Hospital will connect carers in many ways – to services that can help them and to other carers who may be in similar situations. Looking after someone can be a hugely rewarding experience, but it sometimes comes with its difficulties – including getting the right support.”

Sarah-Jane Peffers, Director of Quality, Professions and Workforce at Wiltshire Health and Care said: “Wiltshire Health and Care is committed to ensuring people admitted to hospital remain safe in our care and are actively supported to recover from their illness, rehabilitate and return home as soon as possible. To make this happen we must actively engage and support carers and these new services show our commitment and will hopefully ensure carers have all the available information and resources they need.”

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