Caring

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Ethnically Diverse Carers Project 

DRI launched a project with Care for the Carers back in April. Since then, we have worked with our bilingual advocates to reach out to carers in Eastbourne, Hastings, Rother and Bexhill.

Attending the Carer Awareness training sessions delivered by Care for the Carers was eye opening for the DRI team and our outreach workers.  Understanding the challenges carers experience on a daily basis and hearing about how carers from ethnically diverse backgrounds may find it more difficult to reach out for help due to additional cultural and language barriers has driven us to reach out to as many carers as we can.

What is a Carer?

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a family member or friend who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction, cannot cope without their support. ( Caring Together)

What’s next?

  • We are continuing to engage with ethnically diverse carers and will start our focus groups shortly.
  • We are launching the peer support group on the 30th of June. If you want to be part of this, sign up here 
  • We  have our next Carer Awareness training session scheduled on the 28th of June ( this is for anyone interested in being an outreach worker)-  for more information click here 

If you want to get involved contact us on community@driorg.com.

Watch this short video from Jennifer Twist, to get a bit of a flavour about Care for the Carers.