“It’s a friendly group and we’d love to be able to keep it going as it’s a great way for carers to get a break from their caring role. “A volunteer has been helping to run the group, meeting carers and serving refreshments, but she is starting a placement soon. We hope we can find someone who has a few hours to spare, who likes meeting and talking to people, and possibly arranging the occasional speaker or activity, to take on this rewarding role.”Carer Patricia Williams, 79, who looks after her husband Brian, who has Parkinson’s, said: “It’s lovely to come and talk to other carers and to know that they totally understand what you’re going through.” Alice Wild, Abbeyfield The Dales Day Centre Manager, said: “Carers should not feel alone. By joining this friendly group here at Abbeyfield The Dales we hope to help make carers into a valued and supported community.” For details about the post contact Val Stewart, Volunteer Coordinator at Carers’ Resource on (01274) 449660, email email@example.com or submit your details through our online form. Full training will be given and a DBS will be carried out. Volunteers are reimbursed for their travel expenses.
We’re looking for a volunteer to help run a carers group in Ilkley that meets every third Thursday of the month, from 10.30am to 12pm, at Abbeyfield The Dales, Grove House, in Ryddings Road, Ilkley (map). Carers attend the group to meet others in a similar situation, share and discuss any issues and tips, and also to be informed about services and schemes which may help. The group was recently awarded some funding from the Ilkley Round Table which members may be using for a special trip. Anne Wells, our fundraising co-ordinator said: