Rosewood Involvement Centre Carer Volunteers, The Newark Community Rehabilitation Team and The Family Intervention Team have worked in partnership to establish a new County Carers’ Support Group; an initial meeting was held in April 15 which was very well attended and ideas and suggestions were all noted with regard to the purpose and aims of the group. It was decided that the meetings would consist of opportunities for involvement work, information about resources available to carers, and support, to be shared. The carers felt strongly that the meetings should be a place where they could problem solve together and have laughter and enjoyment.
The first meeting took place on the 2nd July 2015. The members all voted on a selection of suggested names for the group, the final choice being ROSIES- Resources Opportunities Support Information Enjoyment for Supporters.
Following requests from the carer members Michael Sergeant, Local Service Lead for Mental Health Act and Mental Capacity Act kindly gave a presentation regarding these topics in partnership with Amy Simmons, Clinical Lead from the Newark Community Rehabilitation Team. This was extremely well received and many positive comments from Carers were expressed: “we need more sessions like this”, “so very informative and interesting, I have learnt so much that is relevant to me”, “thank you and a superb session”. Amy Simmons stated “this is such an important part of my work and I am so pleased to be involved”.
For more information about ROSIES please contact Nigel Groves firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone on 01159560845 or Amy Simmons email@example.com or telephone 01158542216 or come along to the next meeting which will be on Thursday 1st October 2015 at 1.00pm, at Rosewood the Involvement Centre, Ollerton. The meeting is two hours long and you will be guaranteed a warm welcome and refreshments. Adele Bryan, General Manger from Adult Mental Health Directorate will be joining us in October as a guest speaker.