Peer led coaching support
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 well-being and the well-being of those they care for.
They can meet for coaching sessions face-to-face, 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 carers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are interested in becoming a coach or a carer wanting to find out more, please contact Mary Hodgson, Community Action Lead