Transitions Project

If the needs of the person you are caring for have changed and you would like information on alternative living arrangements our specialist advisor can help.

Recognising that an individual’s needs are becoming increasingly challenging to meet, or that someone could benefit from greater independence, can be an emotional time for a Carer.  When making decisions about alternative housing, it is important that Carers and those they care for, plan for a transition into a new place of residency.

This project supports Carers of someone with dementia or someone with a learning disability, to plan for the future and identify housing options available to them.  Considering alternative housing is not only an emotional time and often a challenge to know where to start.  A referral to the Transition Support Project will ensure individual needs are met, supporting Carers through the practical and emotional aspects and identify goals to achieve a successful transition into suitable accommodation. If you would like more information about our transitions project or would like support starting the process please click the link below.

Long term planning:

Often, the Carer is the sole person with information about the caring role.  Daily routines, where the medication is kept and how regularly it needs to be administered are examples of such knowledge.  If the Carer was unable to provide the care for a period of time, who else would know this information?  Long Term Planning is a way of identifying practical solutions to ensure care continues with minimal disruption should the Primary Carer is unable to care.

Wandsworth Carers Centre offer a Long Term Planning Workshop twice a year for all Carers to access.  It helps Carers focus on key decisions that may need to be considered in relation to the person they care for, identifying practical ideas, solutions and plans for the future. You can find the next dates for the workshop and a full list of our other workshops available at the Carers’ Centre here.

We are setting up a peer support group for the transitions project, if you are interested and would like to join or please contact Tracie, contact details above.

Our peer support groups give Carers an opportunity to share lived experiences with other Carers who may be in similar situations to themselves. They allow Carers to co-produce the groups and the topics covered each month as well as many of our groups being co-facilitated with Carers.It also allows for Carers to feedback to the Centre, experiences they have had with services within the borough and help us develop methods of improving the services provided for Carers. If you would like to co-facilitate one of our peer support groups please click the link below, we would like to hear from you.

Our aim is always to support Carers’ to care for themselves, so they are able to continue caring for someone else.

We will always work hard to raise Carer Awareness, to celebrate Carers and be the support and advice service you can always rely on.

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