The pandemic has been especially hard for carers in Slough and thanks to Slough Carers Support, four carers who met the eligibility criteria have been given tablets to help them stay connected with other carers.
One of the beneficiaries of the new tablets is Teresa Hall.“I have been attending Cippenham Carers Group for many years now and it has really helped me getting 2 hours of respite, meeting other carers, and making friends but more importantly I have been able to offload my concerns and worries to Zhora Jefferies, Lead for Cippenham Carers. Zhora has been providing amazing one to one support to all of the carers and I am just one of them. Zhora has always had a listening ear for all carers and her patience, calmness and caring nature, really makes all carers more comfortable talking to her. My husband has recently moved into a care home, and I do not have any assisted technology equipment at home. Thanks to Slough Carers Support, I will now be able to FaceTime my husband and join in more online sessions and training, which will help me immensely.”
Cippenham Carers meet every 3rd Wednesday of the month at Cippenham Baptist Church and run adhoc online sessions. They always welcome new members so if you are a carer living in Cippenham and would like to join, please contact Zhora Jefferies on 07795 530 732 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you know a Slough carer who needs a tablet to access online carer group activities, contact Slough Carers Support at email@example.com or come along and meet the team on 25 November at the Carers Rights Day event