Our Dementia Carer Well-Being programme is a structured eight week well-being and support programme open to carers of people with dementia. If they wish, carers are able to bring the person with dementia with them to the centre where our trained dementia buddy volunteers will support the person with dementia whilst carers attend the well-being programme.
The aim of the programme is to help carers learn more about living with dementia, develop resilience, enhance their own coping strategies, develop new ones, share experiences, have some respite and gain peer support from others in similar circumstances.
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East Cheshire Hospice is so committed to improving the lives of local people with dementia and their carers that the development of specific services is included in the Hospice’s five year strategy. We are involved in different dementia initiatives including the Care Home Exchange Scheme and the Dementia End of Life Practice Development Team; our Dementia Carer Well-Being Programme is one more service aimed at improving the lives of those with life-limiting illnesses.