Pampering in Plymouth for our older carers
Some of the older carers who use our Plymouth-based Older Carers Advocacy Service had a wonderful day in mid-June when they were invited to come along to a pamper session organised by advocates Anne Smale and Anne Towill.
The carers were able to bring along their sons or daughters and could choose from a number of treatments including massage, nail treatments and hair-styling.
Students fromPlymouth’sCityCollegegave their services free of charge. With gentle background music playing, lots of chat and tea and cake for all, plus the aroma of nail polish and aromatherapy lotions, the day was a great success. Older carer Denise commented that she was having trouble with the builders at home but after a little pampering felt much better, more relaxed and able to deal with all the hassle!
The pamper day was part of the Older Carers Advocacy Service provided by seAp under contract to Plymouth City Council. The service is for people over 60 who are supporting or caring for an adult with a learning disability or autism and live within Plymouth City. The advocacy team provide information, advice and one-to-one support to help clients feel confident about asking for the help they need and planning for the future.
The service also provides a regular programme of support groups and activities to provide older carers with opportunities to meet and gain support from each other and share their experiences. The service aims to give older carers the confidence and knowledge to continue to care for their son or daughter in a way that is right for them and their family.
Contact the Older Carers Advcoacy Service at our Plymouth office.
Find out more about our Older Carers Advocacy Service.