We have been carers for around 9 years starting as emergency carers, which has blossomed out! We became carers because we could see a huge need and knew we had something to offer. We believe in community support to raise any child and as part of the community wanted to do our part as we knew how much support we have had from different communities in our own lives.
We chose to facilitate a Connect Group so we can bring awareness to carers who are working during the week and do not have clear access to information and support because of their own work schedules. We felt that there was a gap for these carers and wanted to raise an awareness that there is help and support, information and care for all carers – and wanted to provide a way to access it. It also provided a forum for our children to get together who are in similar situations and find a friend to play with and share stories.
Ricky and Sue hold Connect Group every month. If you would like to join or would like more information, contact us on [email protected]