Do you know about Meetup?
Do you know there are Meetup groups for Carers living in London?
Groups get together in local communities each day, each one with the goal of improving themselves or their communities.
The London Family Carers Community Support Group includes activities in and around Wandsworth
Description of the group as written by the group organizer Carol P.
The London Family Carers Community Support Group is a Meetup for all Carers, whatever their role, we know it can be exhausting and difficult to find quality ”me time” and this group is just THAT, to get together for some therapeutic and relaxing times together e.g. spa days, massages , walks in pretty areas , lunch together in lovely restaurants , afternoon tea etc. It is also a place to support each other, share ideas , share websites and useful courses etc. which may be of help to us but the main focus is:
- To break the isolation which often comes with the caring role
- To promote SELF CARE by doing relaxing and soul nurturing stuff together.
I am a Grandparent carer myself ( and what a complete life changer that is! ) and I know there are many others like me out there who are in their own little hub in the community yet we do not often know other carers in similar roles who even live nearby to us , so this is a way of coming together and doing FUN stuff for ourselves and being part of a community in a community as often our free time and availability is restricted and our social life can take a complete nose dive so this group is for reigniting your social life and having a good support network for all carers in the London area as there are many of us but we are often ‘hidden’ but now we can ‘get out there’ together on a regular basis and share , support each other and replenish our souls as it is vital in our caring roles & I hope to see you soon!! 🙂 🙂