Three of our Carer Support Workers, Carol, Cindy, and Janet have had a get together and I'm really happy to pass on some information to you about the West Fife Carers Walking Group. The group is up and we are ready to take off. The walking group will meet fortnightly on a Tuesday from 11:30-1:00. To start, we will be doing about 1 hour of walking and then time after for a chance to have a cuppa and a chat. Please see below the walks we have come up with over the next two months, but we are always glad to hear of any suggestions you may have for the group. For each walk, we will have two walk leaders, so you don’t have to worry about if you are a fast walker or more leisurely, we will be able to have different paced walks on the day.
On the first day that you come along, you will need to fill out a Walkers Registration Form and we will need the telephone number of an Emergency Contact in case something happens while we are walking, so please make sure you bring the contact details along with you.
You are welcome to come to any of the walks and we will send you a reminder email the day before to let you know where we are meeting up and send you a copy of the risk assessment. If you are planning to come along, if you could let us know so we can keep an eye out for you. The purpose of the group is to provide a space for carers to relax a bit and get away from their caring role so, we would ask that members please do not bring along any children, the person you care for, or any dogs. If you have any questions please feel free to contact either Cindy, Carol or Janet.
For the cuppa afterwards, just now if you want to bring your own drink/snack that is fine. Some places we go will have a place to purchase something and if you chose to buy something instead of bringing your own, that is entirely up to you.
Here is our walk schedule-
27, July 11:30-1:00 CULROSS with Carol and Janet
10, August 11:30-1:00 DUNFERMLINE GLEN with Cindy and Carol
24, August 11:30-1:00 LOCH ORE MEADOWS with Janet and Cindy
07, September 11:30-1:00 LIMEKILNS with Carol and Janet
21, September 11:30-1:00 TOWNHILL LOCH with Cindy and Carol
05, October 11:30-1:00 DESTINATION TBA with Janet and Cindy
If you would like to speak to any of us, or let us know you will be attending one of the walks, please contact us by phone or email:
Cindy Souter- Carer Support Worker- City of Dunfermline Locality 07849 846496 email@example.com
Carol Reddick- Carer Support Worker- West Fife Locality 07736 918211 firstname.lastname@example.org
Janet Love- Carer Support Worker- Cowdenbeath Locality 07736 918213 email@example.com
You can also contact the Carers Centre on 01592 205472.
Hope to see you soon!!!
Thank you to those of you who took part in our Carer's Blanket project. My collegue Martina Forsyth asked carers to knot or crochet a square that represented something about their caring relationship. We had a couple of people who volunteered their services as crocheters so that carers who wanted to be part of the story but couldn't crochet could still be represented. Although it was a relatively small number took part the resulting blanket was fab! It was brought together by Martina and I'm sure you'll agree that they all made a great job of it!