Family Support

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Family support groups are a great way to meet others for practical and emotional support. Most support groups are set up and run by parents and carers of people with additional needs.

The Trust firmly believes that families and significant others play a vital role in the continuing care of their loved ones and we very much welcome their involvement and input. After all, they have entrusted us with their most precious possession.

We are very proud of our family support group “Carers and Sharers” which is available to families whose sons or daughters live here or access any of the Trust’s facilities.

 We offer:

  • friendship
  • opportunities to socialise and meet other people in a similar position
  • information
  • emotional and moral support
  • confidentiality
  • always a listening ear
  • a regular meeting place

 Topics we have discussed are:

  • Benefits
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Future Projects at The Orchard Trust
  • End of Life Information
  • Carers Gloucestershire
  • Making Activities Matter
  • Person Centred Planning and Approach

 All meetings are on a quarterly basis at The Lodge, Upper Stowfield - times and days may vary

 

Next meeting date for 2019 is:

  • Wednesday 20th March 10.30 - 12.30

All parents/carers/family members of people who live and attend any of the Orchard Trust services are most welcome to join us.

 

If you would like further information about the group, please contact Val Howard on 01594 861137 or email val.howard@orchard-trust.org.uk

If you would like to speak to someone about benefits/entitlements, please contact Fran Palmer on 01594 861137 or email fran.palmer@orchard-trust.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you

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