The main aim of the project is to ensure carers feel informed, empowered and supported
To increase emotional resilience, help to reduce isolation and support carers to achieve a greater sense of well-being, be that mentally, physically or socially.
Following on from the very successful Carers Well-being Project, NEWCIS was awarded a further £500,000 from the National Lottery Community Fund.
The main aim of the project is to ensure carers feel informed, empowered and supported. To increase emotional resilience, help to reduce isolation and support carers to achieve a greater sense of well-being, be that mentally, physically or socially.
Our well-being officers will be on hand to offer one to one support, and we’ll be working hard on increasing our capacity to offer courses, breaks and social events with the help of volunteers.
What to expect on referral
Once referred, each carer will receive a Well-Being Assessment carried out by one of our Well-Being Officers, either in person or over the phone. This is an informal chat where we’ll cover the 5 ways to well-being with you, supporting you to focus on improving your own mental, physical and social health. Don’t be put off by the name, we promise it’ll be worth it and there’ll be incentives to keep you going!
Volunteer for the project
If you’d like to volunteer with us please get in touch. We’ll be actively recruiting and training volunteers to help deliver and steer the project particularly with regards to providing a listening ear service, referring carers and supporting events. Those who have already done some training are welcome to apply.