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“The CLARE project has been very good for me. They help to bring me
to a weekly group and I’m very happy with how they have helped.”
“I was physically and mentally exhausted.
The photography project gave me a valuable opportunity to be removed from the caring role and a renewed appreciation of life.
This was the healthier more rosy outlook that I needed…a willingness to carry on!”
As a full time carer life can be challenging and, although rewarding, can leave you
both mentally and physically in need of recuperation. Tim looked after his frail, elderly mother and was referred to the CLARE project to explore opportunities for him to have some time outside of the caring role. Tim has an enthusiastic interest in photography and through CLARE was connected to a photography project where he benefitted from one to one sessions. The time set aside for this was the recuperation he needed.
“Without my Community Champion support I wouldn’t be able to attend my hospital appointments as I feel unsteady on my feet.The project has been very good for me.”
Jimmy is an elderly man living on his own with multiple health complications and poor mobility that makes it challenging for him to get to medical appointments. Through the CLARE project, Jimmy has been connected to a Community Champion who assists with transport and provides friendly, reassuring support. They have built up a befriending relationship over the time and enjoy trips to the Barbers and shops.
“If it wasn’t for the CLARE project I don’t know what I would have done. It’s the most brilliant support I have.”
values her independence and enjoys engaging in social opportunities. Heather loves shopping for food and clothes but found it increasingly difficult to get reliable assistance in shops and supermarkets which caused her frustration and anxiety. Heather was referred to the CLARE project and matched with a Community Champion volunteer who accompanies Heather shopping on a weekly basis enabling her to do the things that are important to her.