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Carers Week

22 May 2023

Patient & Carer Stories

Carers Week takes place between 5-11 June.

The theme for this year is recognising and supporting carers in the community and we want to shine a spotlight on all the incredible friend and family caregivers, the challenges they face and the contributions they make to their loved ones and our communities.

Holding hands

To mark this year's Carers Week, we are inviting those supporting loved ones living with life limiting illnesses to our Hospice in Brentry between Monday 5 and Friday 9 June to join our activities. All events will take place in our welcoming café with a view of our beautiful gardens. Come and be part of the week's activities and help us raise awareness of everything you do to make sure your family member or friend has the help they need.

Monday 5 June: 10.30am-12pm

Coffee morning drop-in

Come and join our coffee morning and treat yourself to a gentle hand massage from our complementary therapists or join a craft activity.

Tuesday 6 June: 2pm-3.30pm

Reflective writing session

We know caring for a loved one involves giving a lot and not always taking care of yourself. What would make the world of difference?

Come and join a creative writing session to reflect and share what this would mean for you.

Wednesday 7 June: 1.30pm-3.30pm

Art session

A relaxing art session for expressing your experiences as a friend or family care giver.

Thursday 8 June: 2.30pm-4.00pm

Afternoon tea and chat

Afternoon tea and drop-in session - a chance to chat, enjoy a piece of cake and access advice on a range of practical matters such as welfare benefits and access to carers' support.

Friday 9 June: 10am-3pm

Reflections on Carers Week 2023

For those happy to share, their creative pieces produced over the week will be displayed in our café.

Pop in anytime during the day to see them. We will also be sharing the display on our social media channels.

You don't need to book any of the sessions, just come to the reception at the Hospice in Brentry and speak to a member of our team: St Peter's Hospice, Charlton Road, Brentry, BS10 6NL.

We know that some of our carers live further away from our North Bristol location and in future years hope to come to different local areas. Please do come and be involved in this important awareness-raising event if you can.

If you might have difficulty accessing the Brentry site, please contact the social work team who will try to help.

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