At Gerrard Financial we like to give back in any way possible, and showcasing our clients to promote their contribution, support and dedication to society is one way that we can.
Each month we profile one of our amazing clients to show you what they do, what they have achieved and how their passion and efforts make a difference.
The Carers’ Centre work to create a community where unpaid carers are fully recognised, valued and supported and have what they need to stay well, feel in control and be connected.
Three in five of us will care for someone close during our lifetime. We all know someone who is caring right now. Caring for a loved one can be rewarding, but can also present real challenges. Without support carers can develop poor physical and mental health, experience financial hardship and become socially isolated. The Carers’ Centre makes a difference
Working across Bath & North East Somerset, The Carers’ Centre provides much needed help and support to over 5000 young and adult carers every year.
How the Carers’ Centre makes a difference
The Carers’ Centre works to:
- Keep Carers Well: Carers often put their own health and wellbeing second. Our carer breaks & Coping with Caring Courses; counselling & befriending enable carers to maintain and improve their physical and mental health and emotional wellbeing, helping them to keep on caring for as long as they want to.
- Keep Carers Connected: Caring can be isolating and lonely. Our Carer Café’s and Navigator service encourages carers to have a life of their own and stay connected with others.
- Keep Carers in Control: Navigating the health and social care system, juggling work with caring responsibilities, maintaining relationships and planning for the future can all be challenging. Our expert information and advice service enables carers to stay in control and manage the impact of caring.
Create a Carer Friendly Community: Three in five of us will care for someone during our lifetime and we all know someone who is caring right now. We educate our community to ensure that today’s carers are recognised, valued and supported and the carers of tomorrow are ready.