The Who Cares We Care 7 week programme was a series of health slots to support parents and carers caring for a child or young person with a disability, residing in the Warwick CV34 area with each session focussed on carers expressed priorities of need in relation to keeping healthy and well.
The programme was managed by Entrust Care Partnership Directors who secured the timetable, organised the venue, lunch, guest specialist presenters, marketed the programme, accepted and processed referrals, acknowledging places secured, facilitated and welcomed people from Warwick CV34 to each session to ensure smooth and well prepared workshops.
Each session was held at St. Michael’s Church Centre, Budbrooke. Each individual session ran from, 10 a.m. and finished at 12 noon followed by a one hour shared lunch. This enabled participants, facilitators and guests to continue engagement.
The sessions included the following areas:-
Before the workshops the overwhelming majority of participants scored below average on the wellbeing scale, but post programme everybody attending had improved their wellbeing and had moved to having at least an average wellbeing score, with 4 participants scoring above the average.
The strategies offered and taught were of little or no cost if continued at home and the participants of their own volition made arrangements to maintain contact for mutual support thus reducing isolation.
This project was supported by a grant of £6,029 from The King Henry VIII Endowed Trust, Warwick.