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ASNA Carers weekend

ASNA Carers' weekend.

Residential short break for carers. For social, physical and spiritual development and emotional support.

A carer is a family member, parent, partner, significant other, friend or neighbour who provides care on an unpaid basis. The person they support may have a chronic illness, disability, mental illness or may be frail. Caring is a natural part of life and all people will either provide or require care at some stage of their life.

Caring may last a short time or it may last many years. Carers have added responsibilities compared to other people at the same stage of life, and thus require support during their period of caring.

To this effect and in response, ASNA runs an annual Carers weekend which provides spiritual, social, physical and emotional support for carers. Details for 2010 coming soon

Past weekends have included workshops  such as:

  • Planning for the future
  • Carers in the UK
  • Self management
  • Social programme for all primary carers
  • Social programme includes:
    • swimming,
    • massage,
    • sauna,
    • gym,
    • banquet
  • Carers in the UK: Facts and issues
  • Stress Management: Symptoms, Signs, Situation and Solutions
  • Managing money and debt
  • Carers and Relationships

These weekends also provide opportunities for:

  • Relaxation (health spa)
  • Mutual support from other carers
  • Individual professional consultations
  • General health checks




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