17th September 2009
Omega to deliver Caring with Confidence programme
Carers of people with neurological conditions can benefit from a new programme designed to help them improve their own health and well being and that of the person they care for.
Caring with Confidence is a free, national, eight-session programme being delivered in partnership with Shrewsbury-based charity Omega, the National Association for End of Life Care. Walsall, Dudley, Solihull and Shropshire are the first delivery centres. Omega will deliver sessions across the country during the course of the two-year programme.
Caring with Confidence offers support and help to carers, including help accessing the services and benefits available to them as well as practical advice on caring.
Omega can deliver the generic course to all adult carers as well as specialist sessions to carers of people with life-limiting conditions. There are also three sessions dealing specifically with bereavement issues. Omega will provide assistance with transport and alternative care.
The Omega Carers’ Consortium is committed to working with local organisations to ensure the most effective delivery of the programme and as many carers as possible are made aware of this opportunity. Omega is also interested in recruiting paid facilitators to deliver the sessions. Facilitators undertake a three-day training course before going on to deliver the sessions in pairs.
For more information on how carers can access the Caring with Confidence programme or if you would like to work with Omega, please phone the Omega Carers’ Line on 0845 259 3163 or go to www.caringwithconfidence.net.