Breaks and Activities Team
The role of the B&A Team is to provide a wide range of meaningful training, leisure and personal development opportunities for carers. Often carers feel isolated within their caring role and lack the confidence to go into mainstream community activities. Those that we offer can be a great way for carers to build confidence, make new friendships and feel better able to try new things which they will enjoy. As well as offering activities, there are other ways in which carers can achieve better balance in their lives – please see below.
The B&A Team comprises of the following:
Jill Pay – Service Manager
Jill oversees delivery of the Breaks & Activities Team work and manages the team, as well as any
* For general enquiries, please contact Jill – [email protected]
Azka Sohail – Volunteer and Community Fund Coordinator
Many carers also volunteer with us, which is a great way to gain skills and confidence.
*Please contact Azka for more details – [email protected]
Marta Arroyo Bello – Dementia Services Coordinator
- It is recognised that those who care for someone with dementia face increased isolation and difficulties maintaining their own health and wellbeing, as well as remaining engaged with their own interests.
- CCS provides a programme of groups and events for carers of people with dementia
- Develops and provides a weekly programme of day opportunities for people with dementia and their
carers to enjoy together
- Refer carers to relevant local and national organisations which support them to maintain their health
- Maintain an involvement with local policy makers, consultation initiatives and developments which
affect older carers and/or carers of and people with dementia
- Encourage carers to get involved in local developments - e.g. Dementia Action Alliance
* Please contact Marta for more details – [email protected]
Mary Sheridan – Counselling Coordinator
Mary coordinates and runs the counselling service – we currently have 5 volunteer counsellors, as well as a counselling group. Finally, there is a fortnightly Making Friends with Anxiety group which carers find very helpful (run by a qualified Counsellor). This part of the service supports carers' emotional wellbeing.
* Please contact Mary for more details – [email protected]