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Bridgend Carers Centre boosted by donation from the Santander Foundation

Date published: 29/03/2017


Bridgend Carers Centre has received £5,000 to fund Life Coaching Sessions for unpaid carers  in Bridgend County Borough.

The donation was provided by the Santander Foundation, which offers Discovery Grants to UK registered charities for projects that help disadvantaged people in local communities.

Bridgend Carers Centre provide information, advice and assistance to unpaid carers who support family, friends, partners and neighbours who are ill, elderly, have a physical disability or learning disability including those with mental health and/or substance misuse issues. Carers are often tired and stressed and have often given up education and work to care. The grant will give these unpaid carers a chance to re-evaluate their lives and to reach their full potential. Whether carers need direction with lifestyle, wellbeing, learning or employment opportunities, life coaching can make a big difference to their lives..

Helen Pitt, Manager at Bridgend Carers Centre said: “ We are delighted to  receive a grant from Santander Foundation. Carers often put the person they care for first and neglect their own health, wellbeing and aspirations. Life Coaching allows carers to take time to care for themselves, talk to a professional coach,  identify what else they want out of life and set realistic goals.”

Amy Slack, Manager at the Santander Foundation] said: “The Santander Foundation makes hundreds of donations every year to good causes throughout the UK. Our branch is committed to playing a key part in the community and we are delighted to be supporting Bridgend Carers Centre, and hope the donation makes a real difference to local people.”

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