Supporting carers in congregations and parishes
Pastoral care is something the Church is good at, and it’s not just about occasional offices; it is at the heart of diocesan strategy.
Your parish has its own web of people, groups and institutions. You may have pastoral teams made up of pastoral assistants, lay visitors and clergy. Formal and informal networks exist within your congregation and extend beyond it into the community, where support and help are given and received.
All of these groups can be used to support carers, if you understand their needs.
Are you ‘carer aware’?
A good place to start might be to test your own knowledge by using one of the e-learning courses below. They are free, and will open your eyes!
If you are in Surrey: click here
If you are in Hampshire: click here