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We pride ourselves on providing a person centred approach to any Carer who registers or is referred to us. Our experienced and friendly local team are here for you to ensure you have the support, ...

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Carers group for those caring for a veteran or someone in the Armed Forces

Organisation role · 1–3 hrs/month
Flexible location
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Gloucestershire Carers Hub
#58488
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Monthly support group for those caring for a member of the Armed Forces or the veteran community

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Gloucestershire Carers Hub are looking to set up monthly support group for those who are caring for a member of the Armed Forces or a veteran. The support group will be in 2 formats a monthly cafe where Carers can get together face to face over a cuppa, and also a monthly online meet where those caring for someone in the Armed Forces or a veteran can get together for a chat, a quiz etc. We are looking for volunteers who have a good understanding of the Armed Forces and veteran community. The face to face volunteers will meet and greet and record who is at the session and feedback any questions of support we can give members to the volunteer coordinator. The online volunteers will facilitate an hours meeting once a month online where Carers from this community can chat and support each other, it would be good if the volunteers could maybe arrange fun online activities for example a quiz, or fun bingo etc. All volunteers are fully supported by the volunteer coordinator, will have a DSB check that we will pay for and have a robust training with ongoing training opportunities. We are looking for several volunteers throughout the county to help us.

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About Gloucestershire Carers Hub

We pride ourselves on providing a person centred approach to any Carer who registers or is referred to us. Our experienced and friendly local team are here for you to ensure you have the support, information and time to think about you.

If you register with the Carers Hub you will have access to free information, guidance, support, to empower you in your caring role. This could help you to meet other carers and to interact with others in a safe space.

The Carers Hub is an easily accessed service where you can gain support, feel valued and offload your worries or concerns.

What help can I get from Gloucestershire Carers Hub?

Information, Advice and Guidance (IAG), from our supportive Triage team
Wellbeing support
Signposting to other services
Contingency Planning Support
Benefits and financial advice
Full carers assessments, support planning and reviews
Access to groups
Training, social gatherings and activities
Access to the Carer Aware Discount Scheme
Professional counselling service
Buddy Up
Employment support
We offer a safe space to talk about you and your caring role, we will work with you to identify how we can support you.