A brand-new project has been launched to support carers and families with caring responsibilities affected by Covid19 living in Cheadle, Leek, Cellarhead, Werrington and Wetley Rocks.
The Werrington Wellbeing Project is a collaborative response from Werrington Wellbeing Centre, Crossroads Care Staffordshire, On the Horizon Counselling Services and creative artist, Gavin Bowyer.
The project which runs from November to the end of February 2021 is offering free one-to-one counselling and family support workshops at Werrington Wellbeing Lodges and the Foxlowe arts Centre in Leek. Crossroads are also able to provide personal online support to carers.
Rachel Butcher from On the Horizon Counselling Services said: “We know that many families and individuals have been adversely affected by the Covid restrictions which has led to an increase in isolation and anxiety.
“This project will provide support to lift that burden on carers and families with a range of support scenarios including counselling, online support and creative workshops.
“We are really pleased that artist Gavin Bowyer is part of the delivery team because art is such a great diversion and a way to work out stress and anxiety.
“We are urging anyone affected by the restrictions who live in the area covered by the project to get in touch.”
Anyone wanting to benefit from the Werrington Wellbeing Project can email: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Telephone: 07855652753 or 01782 268391 or message from Crossroads Care Staffordshire and On The Horizon Counselling Services Facebook pages.
Photo: Gavin Bowyer and Rachel Butcher