Carers Connect

Carers Connect is a new service for carers in the rural areas of west Cheshire. It is available to carers aged 60 or over or anyone who is caring for someone over the age of 60.

The scheme offers a series of activities that may include recreational activities, cultural events, visits to places of interest and information or training.

Each carer will have a personal plan developed to reflect their needs and personal choice. Where carers can leave the person they care for, they may be paired with other carers to access respite experiences. If the carer is unable to leave the person they care for alone, we will endeavour to support them with a volunteer or through one of our OPAL clubs. Activities are also available where both carer and the person they care for can share recreational experiences away from the home environment.

Carers can be referred to us and we will meet them to establish if this service is suitable or if another of our OPAL services would be more beneficial .

The service is supported by volunteers and two members of staff who are all DBS checked.

For more information, contact: carersconnect@opalservices.org.uk

or call Jean Toyn 075923 425 239

If you know someone who could benefit from this service, or you would like to become a volunteer, please contact Jean Toyn.

Carers Connect activities 2019

 January 2019

Social Gathering Wednesday 16h January

1.45pm – 4 pm

The Goshawk, Station Road, Mouldsworth, CH3 8AJ
Theatre Outing  Wednesday 30th January

1.45pm – 4 pm

Storyhouse Chester

 February 2019

Social Gathering Wednesday 6th February

1.45pm – 4 pm

The Royal Oak Hotel, Chester Road. Kelsall CW6 0RR
Tai Chi

Annette Todd

Wednesday 20th February

1.45pm – 4 pm

Frodsham Methodist Church, Kingsley Road, Frodsham WA6 6BA

 

Introduction to complementary therapies Wednesday 27th February

1.45 pm – 4 pm

 

Deeside Ramblers Hockey Club Gardenhurst Estate, Whitchurch Rd., Tiverton, Chester, Tarporley CW6 9NA

 

 March 2019

First Aid for Carers Wednesday 06th March

1.45pm – 4 pm

Deeside Ramblers Hockey Club Gardenhurst Estate, Whitchurch Rd., Tiverton, Chester, Tarporley CW6 9NA
Wellbeing 1

Wendy Broad

Wednesday 13th March 

1.45 pm – 4 pm

5 session program but you can attend any session

Save the Family Centre, Cotton Hall Farm, Cotton Lane, Cotton Edmunds CH3 7PZ
Tai Chi

Annette Todd

Wednesday 20h March

1.45 pm – 4 pm

Frodsham Methodist Church, Kingsley Road, Frodsham WA6 6BA

 

Outing- Daffodil  Walk Wednesday 27th March

1 pm – 3 pm

The Whitegate Daffodil Farm, Foxwist Green Lane, CW8 2BJ

 April 2019

Easter Crafts Wednesday 3rd April

1.45 pm – 4 pm

Venue to be agreed
Social Gathering / Information Wednesday 10th April

1.45pm – 4 pm

The Goshawk, Station Road, Mouldsworth, CH3 8AJ
Wellbeing 2

Wendy Broad

Wednesday 17th April

1.45pm – 4 pm

5 session program but you can attend any session

Save the Family Centre, Cotton Hall Farm, Cotton Lane, Cotton Edmunds CH3 7PZ
Tai Chi

Karen Davies

Tuesday 30th April

1.45pm – 4 pm

 

Deeside Ramblers Hockey Club Gardenhurst Estate, Whitchurch Rd., Tiverton, Chester, Tarporley CW6 9NA

 

 May 2019

Outing Wednesday 1st May

11.00am – 3 pm

Bridgemere Garden Centre
Wellbeing 3

Wendy Broad

Wednesday 8th May

1.45pm – 4 pm

5 session program but you can attend any session

Save the Family Centre, Cotton Hall Farm, Cotton Lane, Cotton Edmunds CH3 7PZ
First Aid for Carers Wednesday 15th May

1.45pm – 4 pm

Frodsham Methodist Church, Kingsley Road, Frodsham WA6 6BA

 

Tai Chi

Annette Todd

Wednesday 22nd May

1.45pm – 4 pm

Frodsham Methodist Church, Kingsley Road, Frodsham WA6 6BA

 

Social Gathering Wednesday 29th May

1.45pm – 4 pm

 

The Swan, High Street, Tarporley CW6

 June 2019

Wellbeing 4

Wendy Broad

Wednesday 5th June

1.45pm – 4 pm

5 session program but you can attend any session

Save the Family Centre, Cotton Hall Farm, Cotton Lane, Cotton Edmunds CH3 7PZ
Carers Week

Afternoon Tea

Wednesday 12th June

1.45pm – 4 pm

The Plough, Plough Lane, Christleton, CH3 7PT
Tai Chi

Karen Davies

Tuesday 18th June

1.45pm – 4 pm

 

Deeside Ramblers Hockey Club Gardenhurst Estate, Whitchurch Rd., Tiverton, Chester, Tarporley CW6 9NA

 

Outing- Carer’s choice Wednesday 26th June 2019

1.45pm – 4 pm

TBA

July 2019

First Aid for Carers Wednesday 3rd July

1.45 pm – 4 pm

Save the Family Centre, Cotton Hall Farm, Cotton Lane, Cotton Edmunds CH3 7PZ
Social Gathering Wednesday 10th July

1.45pm – 4 pm

The Plough, Plough Lane, Christleton
Wellbeing 5 Self Care

Wendy Broad

Wednesday 17th July

1.45pm – 4 pm

 

Save the Family Centre, Cotton Hall Farm, Cotton Lane, Cotton Edmunds CH3 7PZ
Tai Chi

Karen Davies

Tuesday 30th July

1.45pm – 4 pm

 

Deeside Ramblers Hockey Club Gardenhurst Estate, Whitchurch Rd., Tiverton, Chester, Tarporley CW6 9NA

 

 August 2019

Complementary Therapies Wednesday 14th August

1.45 pm – 4 pm

Save the Family Centre, Cotton Hall Farm, Cotton Lane, Cotton Edmunds CH3 7PZ
Tai Chi

Karen Davies

Tuesday 20th August

1.45pm – 4 pm

Deeside Ramblers Hockey Club Gardenhurst Estate, Whitchurch Rd., Tiverton, Chester, Tarporley CW6 9NA
Social Gathering   Wednesday 28th August

1.45pm – 4 pm

The Goshawk, Station Road, Mouldsworth, CH3 8AJ

September 2019

First Aid for Carers Wednesday 4thSeptember

1.45 pm – 4 pm

Tiverton booked

But may use Malpas area if carers in that area

Social Gathering at local garden centre Wednesday 11thSeptember

1.45pm – 4 pm

Stonyford garden Centre, Oakmere
Tai Chi

Annette Todd

Wednesday 18thSeptember

1.45pm – 4 pm

 

Frodsham Methodist Church, Kingsley Road, Frodsham WA6 6BA

 

October 2019

Social Gathering / or Theatre visit Wednesday 2nd October

1.45 pm – 4 pm

 

The Carden Arms, Church Road, Tilston Nr Malpas, Cheshire SY14 7HB
Tai Chi

Annette Todd

Wednesday 16thOctober

1.45pm – 4 pm

 

Frodsham Methodist Church, Kingsley Road, Frodsham WA6 6BA

 

Tai Chi

 

Tuesday 22ndOctober

1.45pm – 4 pm

 

Deeside Ramblers Hockey Club Gardenhurst Estate, Whitchurch Rd., Tiverton, Chester, Tarporley CW6 9NA

 

Pamper Session / Comp therapies Wednesday 30thOctober

1.45pm – 4 pm

Save the Family Centre, Cotton Hall Farm, Cotton Lane, Cotton Edmunds CH3 7PZ

 November & December 2018

Christmas Craft Session Wednesday 6thNovember

1.45pm – 4 pm

TBC
Social Gatherings Wednesday 20thNovember

1.45pm – 4 pm

TBA
A Festive Celebration Wednesday 4thDecember

1.45pm – 4 pm

TBA