CASE STUDY

 

Bluebird

Nicholas is the main carer for his wife Sofia who has quite advanced Alzheimer’s – they are both in their 70s.  Nicholas was spending all his time looking after his wife and didn’t feel able to leave her alone.  Nicholas needed to have some time to get out of the house and do things for himself, like go for a swim or see his GP. Nicholas’ caring role was impacting on his emotional health and he was feeling extremely low.  His daughter said “we were desperate for Dad, my Mum needs a lot of care and attention and Dad was feeling depressed and inadequate”.

Wandsworth Carers’ Centre had arranged with Bluebird Care for a Care work to come to be with Sofia for two hours every day to give Nicholas time to get out and to have some time for himself.  Bluebird Care arranged for the same person to come Monday to Friday which gave Nicholas and the rest of the family piece of mind.

Having a reliable support worker for Sofia every day has made a huge difference to Nicholas.  He is now able to get out of the house to do whatever he wants or needs to do, secure in the knowledge that Sofia is safe and happy with the respite Carer while he is out.  He can keep appointments with his GP, and now and then he even gets to have a swim.

Companionship Service

Does the person you care for need supervision and companionship when you go out?  Do you find it hard to leave them and would be reassured by someone coming to your home to sit with them?

Why not contact us to discuss our respite service.  We have trained volunteers who can come to your home and keep the person you care for company, while you have a break.  Our volunteers have a mix of skills and experience they can share with the person you care for.

You could attend a support group, a therapy, or go shopping or meet friends, giving yourself a break and also allowing the person you care for to meet someone new.

 

Contact us to find out more by calling 020 8877 1200  or email info@wandsworthcarers.org.uk

Free Respite Service for Carers

Would you love to come to a Training Course or Group at the Carers’ Centre, but you aren’t able to leave the person you care for?

 

Have you always fancied having a complementary therapy or going into town to do some shopping, but you are concerned about leaving the person your support?  Are you exhausted and need support to have some time to yourself?

Our Respite Service  is available to support you to do these things and more.  Delivered by Care Workers from Bluebird Care Wandsworth, or fully trained volunteers, you can access respite so you can get out and about, take up new hobbies or learn new skills, or spend some time relaxing and taking care of yourself.

 

The respite service is aimed at eligible Carers who:

  • Need a break
  • Have little additional support from family, friends
  • Are not able to leave the person they look after for short periods of time

 

If this sounds like you, get in touch with us to find out more.  Call: 020 8877 1200 or Email: support@wandsworthcarers.org.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Carers Partnership Wandsworth Respite Service

 

Would you love to come to a Training Course or Group at the Carers’ Centre, but you aren’t able to leave the person you care for? Have you always fancied having a complementary therapy, or going into town to do some shopping, but you are concerned about leaving the person you support?

Our Respite Service  is available to support you to do these things and more.  Delivered by Care Workers from Bluebird Care or fully trained volunteers, you can access respite support so you can get out and about, take up new hobbies or learn new skills, or spend some time relaxing and taking care of yourself.

The Respite Service  is aimed at Carers who:

  • Need a break
  • Have little additional support from family and/or friends
  • Are not able to leave the person they look after for short periods of time.

If this sounds like you, get i touch with us to find out more.  Please call  020 8877 1200  or email support@wandsworthcarers.org.uk.