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Charity for carers receives cash boost

05 August 2021

Charity for carers receives cash boost

WeLoveCarers, based in Stourbridge, has received a £1,000 donation from our West Midlands region as part of our Community Champions scheme.

At Persimmon we make £64,000 a month available to fund local community initiatives across the UK.

The charity has been fundraising to help tackle growing mental health issues with its carers throughout the borough of Dudley.

Many families in the local area have had to self-isolate during the pandemic with little or no support available to them due to lockdown restrictions.

Rachael Gardener, chief executive officer for WeLoveCarers, said: “A lot of families have had a new diagnosis over the last 18 months which has led them onto a pathway they have not encountered before.”

“This £1,000 funding will help us run sessions for unpaid carers of all ages regarding life coaching and mental health wellbeing.”

“We will be looking at addressing any issues the carer may have, allowing them to discuss their frustrations and needs in a safe environment.”

“Our coaches will look at bringing in new ideas, teaching tools, parenting methods and sleep techniques to allow the carers to look at their roles in a different way, alleviating their fears, stress and anxieties.”

Starting as a support group in 2009, WeLoveCarers became a charity in 2012 and has gone from strength to strength ever since.

Rachael added: “This generous donation from Persimmon will help us continue to grow and have more of a presence in the community.”

“We also run a CHAOS! project which is the biggest specialist play service in the region so it would be great to provide more unique experiences to local children as well.”

David Greengrass, head of sales at our West Midlands region, said: “Community Champions is all about funding local good causes and I can’t think of a better example than WeLoveCarers.”

“Rachael and the team are extremely passionate people and have worked tirelessly throughout the pandemic so it’s great to be able to support them in achieving their goals.”

“I think everyone has struggled one way or another during the Covid crisis so it’s important to highlight that these services are available if people need someone to talk to.”

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