Supporting Carers - Strengthening Care

Bristol Black Carers supports carers and those whom they care for to access mainstream care and health related public services.  We provide regular support group meetings, organise trips and activities to give carers a break and can offer support, advice and information, either over the phone, at our offices or a home visit can be arranged.
 
 

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BRISTOL BLACK CARERS HAS MOVED

Dear Friends

Bristol Black Carers has moved from the Old Library, Trinity Road

to

Unit 20, Easton Business Centre, Felix Road, Bristol, BS5 0HE

Our new telephone number is: 0117 941 5303

 

We have enjoyed the last four years at The Old Library in Trinity Road, it is a beautiful building with lots of character.  Our new premises has better access for wheelchair users, much better parking facilities and offers better space for us to give support to carers. 

 

Carers Stories
'The Caring Wife', a poem written by a Carer.

The Caring Wife



I do not make excuses, day to day this is my life
I care for a disabled man, I love him, I’m his wife

 

Around the clock I care for him, in many different ways
Often up during the night, not stopping in the day

 

Right now I’m really tired, and my leg is painfully bad
Keeping me awake at night, and in the day I’m sad

 

My husband’s needs, they have not changed
Still I have to care, even though I’m in such pain
He needs me and I’m there

 

What happens when I’m feeling sick?, when my body wants to drop
My husband, he still needs me, so the caring doesn’t stop

 

Not long ago I felt so ill, and had to go bed
Trying to find the energy, to lift my aching head

 

Hubby sat there waiting to be settled for the night
Then without warning he was oh so violently sick…

 

No! No! No! I screamed collapsing in a heap
What could I do? I cleaned him up when I wanted just to sleep
Tears streaming, and exhausted, I got hubby into bed
But still it wasn’t over I had more to do instead

 

An hour on I’m struggling, Still scrubbing at the floor
Cleaning walls and skirting, the bin, and even more

 

There was no one to call upon, no-one to ask for help
It was late at night, but hurting, sobbing, feeling ill


I did it all myself

 

I do not make excuses, day to day this is my life
The world around just carries on… oblivious

 

To the caring wife
 

 

 

Written by a Carer

©2009 Deni

 

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