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Empowerment session support

Empowerment session support

Organisation role · Flexible hours · Starting from 12 Apr 2023
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Summary

Looking for support for Empowerment sessions in the community to support staff at events. Stroud, Stonehouse, Hucclecoat and other areas throughout Glos.

Detailed description

Be Empowered is a series of awareness and information sessions to provide Carers the opportunity to

refresh their skills and understanding to recognise their own strengths and abilities.

They can come along to one session or the whole series.

 

The location and content are as follows:

Be Empowered in Stroud & Stonehouse:

 

  • Grange View Address: Grange View, Uplands, Stroud, Glos, GL5 1GR
  • Sherborne House Address: Osprey Drive, Stonehouse, Gloucestershire, GL10 2HP

 

22nd June 10am-12pm Grange View – Dealing with Carer Guilt & Compassion Fatigue

The session looks at how compassion fatigue develops and what it looks like as a Carer that you may not be aware

of. We provide ways to reduce the risk and what to do if you need further help.

 

13th July 10am – 12pm Sherborne – Communicating with Services and how to build confidence.

Session looks at types of communication that you can use and how to successfully put it into practice. We explore

your boundaries when talking to professionals and how to overcome them, including hints and tips to communicate

confidently with services.

 

27th July 10am -12pm Grange View – Planning Hospital Care and Discharge

Looks at planning hospital and healthcare to promote you, as a Carer being involved as either a patient or a visitor to

the person you support. Provides guidance as to who may be involved in discharge and what you could consider as

options to discuss with the hospital team caring for you or the person you care for.

 

10th August 10am -12pm Sherborne – Developing Healthy Boundaries and Building Resilience

We explore different techniques to help you cope under difficult situations. The session shares ideas of how to build your own ability to cope and manage under the pressure.

The session looks at ways to improve the clarity of roles, and establishing and maintaining health boundaries to give everyone a sense of safety and control.

 

24th August 10am -12pm Grange View – Looking after yourself as a Carer.

The session explores how you can look after yourself in your caring role, focusing on Carer wellbeing and practical

ways to achieve this.

 

We have sessions in Hucclecote Methodist Church, dates are below:

20 April

4 May

18 May

1 June

15 June

29 June

6 July

20 July

3rd August

 

These are running from 10am – 12pm.

 Following these sessions there will be more organised throughout the county, we are looking for volunteers who could help with a group of sessions. Volunteers will be welcoming friendly people who are comfortable welcoming guests chatting with them to support the member of staff who will deliver the sessions. Will provide training, a DBS and full support

What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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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.