It is with a sense of sadness that we have had to bring our Parent Carer Drop-In’s to a close.
For six years we have offered Drop-In sessions for Parent Carers at the Weston Hub, Bath and from March to July 2023 we were able to pilot a similar drop-in at Radstock Baptist Church.
The reason for this work coming to a close is a lack of funding, we have not been able to secure grants that we rely on to resource these important groups.
A few recent comments from parents who have been supported over the years include:
“It has been an absolute life line over the years and I’m so graetful for everyone’s kind support.”
“The support we received was incredible and we will always be thankful for the group.”
“This group was my saviour place. It got me out of the house and my isolation and depression… it has been such a wonderful group.”
As a charity we remain committed to supporting parent carers and the wider family of those with learning disabilities and will considering options for future work and support for families.
In the mean time we highly recommend the BaNES Carers Centre which offers support for the friends and families helping their loved ones get the best out of life.
“Looking after a partner, friend or family member due to old age, illness, disability, mental health difficulties or an addiction can be very rewarding. However, without the right support in place it can take a toll on our physical and mental wellbeing. We’re here to help people stay happy and healthy in their caring role.”