Work with family carers of people living with dementia – a partner, family member or friend. Key aims are to help carers learn more about dementia and ways to improve their own wellbeing. Provide free courses designed and delivered by healthcare professionals, that will help carers develop skills and build confidence to navigate the highs and lows – meet and connect with people in a similar situation, learn how to make your life manageable and maintain your own health. Practical tips that you can use every day. Advice on carers rights and benefits. Advice on carers rights and benefits. Advice on carers rights and benefits. Information for employers of carers – practical advice and support for employers seeking to develop carer friendly policy and practice and retain skilled workers
Free online activities such as Mindfulness.
Volunteer befriending for anyone feeling lonely or isolated.
Southwark Carers provides information, advice and support to carers across the borough. We also aim to raise awareness of the rights and needs of carers in Southwark. We work in partnership with other local organisations to make sure that carers get as much support as possible.
We provide specialist support for people living with mild-moderate dementia. We can provide a volunteer befriender and also run four specialist dementia groups including singing, reading and peer support. The dementia groups are available online and the befriending support is being offered over the telephone or online currently.
25 exercise and activity groups across the borough. This includes gentle exercise groups and seated yoga and dance. We also run social conversation groups, bridge, singing, a lunch club and IT groups. Three of our groups are specifically for adults with dementia and these include singing, reading and a peer support group. We also offer one group for carers of those with dementia. Our groups are focused on improving both physical and mental health through exercise sessions held by those skilled in working with older people and those with mobility issues to gentle discursive groups that offer a peer network and social interaction.
Health & Wellbeing activities: A range of activities aimed at improving the physical health and well-being. These include: strength and balance exercise classes, Forget-Me-Not group for those concerned about their memory, information events, yoga classes, Smile Inside – Singing for COPD and MW, and access to the free older people’s osteopathy clinic.