What is the Learning to Care project?

The Learning to Care project at Bell House was launched in 2018 to educate and support people who are caring for their older relatives, friends or neighbours. We aim to address a wide range of topics surrounding caring, including dementia, safety in the home and financial support. There are three main ways in which we offer this education and support:

  • Quarterly speaker events, bringing together expert speakers on a set theme 

  • Short films (under five-minutes)

  • Signposting on to other charities and organisations that can offer support

Get in touch

The Learning to Care project is demand-led; we cover the topics that you tell us you’d like to learn more about! If you’d like to share your ideas, meet with one of the team to discuss your experiences as a carer, or get involved as a speaker or in our films, please get in touch with Emily & Erenie at [email protected]

Carers’ Support Group

Bell House, Link Age Southwark and the Alzheimer’s Society are in the process of setting up a support group for people caring for someone diagnosed with dementia. If you would like to register your interest in this group, please email Emily and Saira at [email protected]

 

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Jolyon and Jean Larkman - participants in our  Learning to Care: Dementia  event at Bell House

Jolyon and Jean Larkman - participants in our Learning to Care: Dementia event at Bell House

Lynford Thompson - in a still from the recent Bell House film,  Independence and Dementia

Lynford Thompson - in a still from the recent Bell House film, Independence and Dementia

‘The start of caring is the worst’

‘Nobody seemed to know what to do’

‘We just take each day as it comes’

‘Getting used to the new relationship dynamics is really difficult’