D Hollowell & Sons are delighted to have partnered with Blackpool Carer’s Centre as our Charity of choice for during our 30th Anniversary Year
Blackpool Carers provides specialist support, respite and outings for unpaid carers from the age of 5 years. Helping carers to create friendships, feel less isolated, strengthen their resilience and make happy memories. Being a carer can affect any one of us at any time of life. Caring for someone due to illness, disability, mental ill health or substance misuse can leave carers unable to maintain their own well-being, that is why we are here to help…..Making a Better Life for Carers.
Our projects deliver a wide range of tailored support to carers and their families including regular respite provision for children and young people focused on play and friendships and one to one support for carers of all ages allowing them to have time to discuss the impact of their caring role and work through action plans to help with practical aspects of their caring. We carry out specialist work around mental health, substance misuse and dementia and offer benefit advice and support to ensure that families in are receipt of the correct financial support. We encourage families to access activities together, exploring new experiences in a safe environment, encouraging bonding and development for children, including those with additional needs, helping them to create their own identity outside of their caring roles and create positive memories to share. We also provide training opportunities for carers to assist them in planning for their own futures.
One of our main achievements within the past few years has been our move into our new centre which had been gifted to us through Beaverbrooks Charitable Trust. The building was in disrepair and dangerous following some years of neglect. In July 2016 we were excited to welcome BBC DIY SOS Big Build programme and hundreds of volunteers to start work on our vision. The result of the 2 week build was fantastic provision and a landmark building for Blackpool’s carers and the community as a whole which now stands proud, opening its doors to carers to provide daily support.
Our wonderful staff team is complemented by our dedicated volunteers who devote their valuable time, skills and talents to help us to deliver our projects across Blackpool. We are always looking to hear from people who would like to help us to make a better life for carers through volunteering.
Please feel free to call us on 01253 393748 for information on services, support, volunteering opportunities or to take part in any of our events.
Our website www.blackpoolcarers.org has regularly updated information about services and events
The team and vintage fleet enjoying the sunshine at the Blackpool Carers Centre Summer Garden Party. Special visit from Rocco the Donkey!
Gepostet von D Hollowell & Sons "Blackpool Funerals" am Samstag, 15. Juni 2019
D Hollowell Team Members attending the recent Blackpool Carer’s Centre Summer Garden Party