Support for Carers We work hard to ensure that the Neuro Therapy Centre is a very warm and welcoming place for everyone. Many Carers benefit from our services when they are bringing their loved ones to use the Centre, equally many Carers are able to benefit from the opportunity of having some much needed time to themselves in which to shop, meet friends or work, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is in a safe and happy environment. We recognise that a healthy and motivated Carer will be able to fulfill their caring role more effectively than one who is stressed and de-motivated, and by providing Carers with access to relief time and respite we acknowledge the importance of their caring role. At the Centre you will be able to meet other Carers and members as well as our staff to chat to over a coffee, and have the opportunity to make friends with people who are in similar situations. We often hear from our members and their Carers how important the opportunity to meet other people who understand how you are feeling is. Activities take place at the Centre from Monday to Friday. The range of services available to people with a neurological condition means that they can easily spend a large part of the day at the Centre. Our therapists work with people to enable them to regain skills and achieve maximum independence at home. This provides support to Carers as the person they care for is less dependent on them and is able to maintain better general health. If you live in Wrexham, Flintshire or Denbighshire financial support may be available to you through the 'Bridging The Gap' fund - ask us at the Centre for more details. Our services for Carers We have developed some services aimed specifically at supporting Carers. You will need to join as a Carer member to use our services. Carers' coffee morning – Kim’s Cabin - 11am - 12noon, every Monday Counselling – With our highly experienced Counsellor (by appointment) Carers' Pilates – Fun classes to help you maintain your own strength and fitness - Thursday 9.30am - 10.30am for 6 weeks Coping with Caring programme - Through a series of six weekly sessions we look at how to manage your thoughts and feelings towards caring and explore areas of wellbeing that over time can diminish and impact on quality of life. Takes place on an ad hoc basis throughout the year. Moving and Handling advice – Don’t struggle alone, come to one of our training sessions, or ask our Physios for information. Gym – Why not use our gym to help you unwind and get fit? Santi will take you through your paces and devise an exercise plan just for you. Information and advice – Please check our Information Point and notice boards for up-to-date information on a wide range of topics. Social events – We run social events throughout the year to get everyone together and have fun whilst making new friends – see posters at the Centre and our members' newsletter for details. Cake and a chat – You're always welcome to relax over a cup of tea and have a chat to other Carers in the coffee room. Massage chair – Time for you to unwind and de-stress. Choir - Enjoy singing? Come and join our Choir every Friday at the Centre from 1.15pm - 3.15pm Volunteering – The chance to get involved with our fundraising team and help out at events whilst having fun at the same time.