An exciting new programme providing support for carers of people with dementia, to be delivered by Sensory Trust, a charity based at the Eden Project in Cornwall, is to begin in Exeter at the end of February.
The programme starts on Wednesday 27 February and will be held at St Sidwell's Community Centre, Exeter, from 10am-12pm. There are nine sessions in the programme but there is no pressure to attend all of them. It’s completely free of charge and is primarily, but not exclusively, aimed at new carers caring for someone who has had a diagnosis of dementia within the last 12 months.
Wendy Brewin, who will lead the programme, says: “The programme is about supporting new carers in their roles and providing useful tools and techniques that will help them to look after themselves and provide coping mechanisms for dealing with common issues such as poor sleep, anxiety and depression.
“At Sensory Trust we have experience of using nature, the outdoors and nature-based approaches to support people of all ages and levels of ability to maintain physical and mental health and I’ve been working with people living with dementia and their carers since 2009 in various areas in Cornwall. Our current funding is enabling us to spread into Devon over the next couple of years."
Read more about Sensory Trust here.