A carer’s café designed to support carers in the north east of the county, is to open on Wednesday 27 February at St. Peter’s Church in Marlborough.
The new carer’s café has made possible through funding from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative. As with all of our cafes, it’s a space where people who have an unpaid caring role for a loved one can meet to enjoy a break and a free cup of tea or coffee, and a slice of cake with others in a similar situation.
The café at St. Peter’s Church, situated at the west end of the high street in Marlborough, will run from 10.15am to 11.45am every last Wednesday of the month.
Julian Pugsley, the Community Connector for the Marlborough area for Carer Support Wiltshire, said, “We are very excited to be establishing a carer’s café in Marlborough, to serve as a resource for unpaid carers in the town and the surrounding villages. One of our experienced volunteers, Sheila Harvey, will be facilitating the sessions.
Julian continued, “Our carer’s cafés are very informal and unpaid carers can simply turn up on the morning and receive a warm welcome. Carers do not need to be registered with Carer Support Wiltshire to attend and there is no obligation for carers to talk about their caring roles. Very often, this is the last thing carers wish to talk about! However, the café can also be a safe space to talk about issues carers are facing and to seek advice and guidance from our volunteer and other carers.”
- Bags of Help is supported by money from the sale of carrier bags in Tesco.
- So far Bags of Help has awarded over £36 million to more than 7,900 local community projects. For more information please visit: http://www.tesco.com/bagsofhelp.
To find out about carer cafes and support groups in your area visit out What’s On page here.