VOLUNTEERS from Redditch charity Carers Careline have joined with Redditch Library to start a mutually supportive group, ‘Carers Connect’.
And it plans to do just that – providing a time for coffee and a chat.
“Come along and share your stories, meet new people and have a bit of social time,” said Grace Troth of Redditch Library.
“This is something new from the Library and Carers Careline and I hope it will really take off and build new friendships.
“Carers often feel isolated and that they have nobody to share their load with but, no matter how their circumstances differ, they all understand each other’s problems and can meet on an equal level.”
It doesn’t matter if you are caring now or if you have cared in the past, and you don’t have to be registered with Carers Careline to join in.
The first meeting is on Saturday, January 26 at Redditch Library and from then on every fourth Saturday of the following months.
It will start at 1pm and finish at 3pm.
Visitors don’t have to stay for the whole time, they can just pop in for a drink and say hello if that’s what they’re comfortable with.
For more information about this session, call Carers Careline on 01527 66177 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their office in the Ecumenical Centre between 10am and 12 noon, Monday to Thursday.
Carers Careline is a home grown Redditch charity which is supported by the Reaching Communities Fund of The Big Lottery, healthThrive, funded by The Health Lottery, and Redditch Borough Council.