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Caring at Christmas Campaign

A group crafting around a table with paints. A woman in the middle is looking up gratefully, smiling, to look at the group facilitator.

Can you make a gift to Carers this Christmas?

Christmas should be a time of joy, but for many carers it brings isolation and loneliness. Your donation will help more carers receive vital companionship and support at this time.

Just £7 could supply a dementia support session with tea, coffee, and a mince pie this month!

A group of 6 people making Christmas cards together.Most are concentrating on the materials, one is looking to the camera. Another is looking across the table.

“Without Guideposts CONNECT we wouldn’t have anything to look forward to. Thank you so much for giving us laughter, arts and music and a social life.

We love coming here. It is a haven for us couples. We have some tension at home, but when we are here we can just relax. There is such a difference in my husband, I have noticed he is much stronger and brighter.

It’s down to CONNECT, I am sure of it. I can see he enjoys being able to meet up with people. There are lots of carers here, me included, who benefit hugely from coming to such a group, otherwise we are so lonely.”

Mary, CONNECT group member
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How your help makes a difference

Carers attending our CONNECT groups often describe how they feel lost, on the edge of health and care services looking in, and having no clue where to go to secure help.

Guideposts’ professionally trained staff work with individual carers to navigate through a confusing array of potential sources of help, tackling their practical concerns as well as isolation and loneliness.

There is limited support of this nature available – if you are in crisis you have somewhere to go, but the preventative, day-to-day support is harder to come by.

We are committed to continuing and increasing this provision. Thank you for making it possible.

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Such vital work wouldn’t be possible without you and we would be grateful for any gift you are able to give this Christmas. The difference your support makes for carers really is life-changing.

With warmest thanks and Christmas wishes from everyone at Guideposts.

Other ways you can help

If you would prefer to donate over the phone or to request a paper donation form please call 01993 893560.

There are many more ways you can support Guideposts – please see our Get Involved page

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