My Time – support for carers in the Blandford area
Are you looking after someone who wouldn’t manage without your help? Or would you like to help others by sharing your experience of having been a carer? If so, did you know that there is a drop-in session called My Time for you on the first Tuesday of every month?
It doesn’t matter who you care for – partner, parent, child, neighbour, sibling, neighbour or friend – anyone who has been, or currently is, caring for someone else is invited to these monthly My Time drop-ins. These take place at Blandford Community Centre on Heddington Drive which is easily accessible by bus or by car – the X8 service passes every half hour and there’s plenty of free parking.
You can come together or on your own. Either way you will be met with a warm welcome, a drink and cake, other carers and professionals who can help with advice and information about anything you might need some support with. Very often the questions that carers ask to are those that other carers have already found answers to, so you will find that friendly advice is freely shared!
All too often, carers report that they feel isolated and alone. The My Time drop-ins are intended to ensure that no-one in the Blandford area feels that they don’t know where they can get help or advice, or that they have no-one to support them as a carer.
For more details call the team at Blandford Centre on 01258 480762.
Keith Harrison North & Mid Dorset CCG Community Health & Wellbeing Officer c/o Sturminster Newton Medical Centre Old Market Hill Sturminster Newton Dorset DT10 1QU 07825 691508