Family Support

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Family support groups are a great way to meet others for practical and emotional support. Most support groups are set up and run by parents and carers of people with additional needs.

The Trust firmly believes that families play a vital role in the continuing care of their loved ones and we very much welcome their involvement and input. After all, they have entrusted us with their most precious possession.

We are very proud of our family support group “Carers and Sharers” which is available to families whose sons or daughters live here or access any of the Trust’s facilities.

 We offer:

  • friendship
  • opportunities to socialise and meet other people in a similar position
  • information
  • emotional and moral support
  • confidentiality
  • always a listening ear
  • a regular meeting place

 Some topics we have discussed to-date are:

  • Benefits
  • Wills and Trusts
  • Future Projects at The Orchard Trust
  • End of Life Information
  • Carers Gloucestershire
  • Making Activities Matter
  • Person Centred Planning and Approach
  • Looking after ourselves too!

 All meetings are on a quarterly basis at The Lodge, Upper Stowfield - times and days may vary

 Next meeting dates for 2020 to be announced soon.

All parents/carers/family members of people who live and attend any of the Orchard Trust services are most welcome to join us.

 

If you would like further information about the group, please contact Val Howard on 01594 861137 or email val.howard@orchard-trust.org.uk

If you would like to speak to someone about benefits/entitlements, please contact Fran Palmer on 01594 861137 or email fran.palmer@orchard-trust.org.uk

We look forward to hearing from you

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News and Events


  • 11/10/2019 9:22am
  • The Friends AGM is on 22nd October at 7.00 pm at Inn on the Wye. There is food available to purchase if anyone attending does not have time to eat before coming.

  • 11/09/2019 8:53am
  • Due to the power being cut off for essential maintenance on the power lines we will not be opening for Day Services on Wednesday 18th Sept.  The phone lines to the site will also be affected so please direct all calls to administration 01594 861137