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Support from other carers

Peer led coaching support from Coach4Care

What is Coach4Care?

Coach4Care trains ex-family carers to become coaches for current family carers of people with progressive illnesses.

Anyone who is caring for a loved one who is dying learns a lot about how to care. What can be challenging is sustaining energy and resilience so people can give the best possible care to their loved ones. Coach4Care believes ex-carers are best placed to support current carers because they truly understand what it’s like. We give ex-carers coaching skills so they can help current carers develop coping strategies and improve their wellbeing.

How it works

Ex-carers hold 1:1 coaching sessions with current carers to help them to reflect on their situation and take action to improve their wellbeing and the wellbeing of those they care for.

They can meet for coaching sessions face-to-face (when out of lockdown), talk on the phone or video call. Coaching sessions will happen once every other week for 6 sessions, over about 3 months. If meetings are face-to-face they will happen somewhere in the local community, away from the carer’s home.

Would you like to receive coaching?

If you look after someone more than 3-4 hours per week and would like to have some flexible support at a time that suits you by a coach who has been in your shoes,  then please do get in touch.

Could you be a coach?

Have you cared for someone in the past and would you like use your experience to become a coach and help other carers? If you can you commit to giving an hour of your time every week, for 6-12 weeks then we’d love to hear from you.

Getting in touch

If you are interested in becoming a coach or a carer wanting to find out more, please contact Mary Hodgson, Community Action Lead on 020 8768 4761 or email m.hodgson@stchristophers.org.uk.


More information

If you are interested in becoming a coach or a carer wanting to find out more, please contact Mary Hodgson, Community Action Lead

020 8768 4761