Everyone likes to feel useful, at least I do, so a couple of years ago I contacted Ann Kenward, then Organiser at Heathfield Volunteer Centre. She put me in touch with The Association of Carers, who provide volunteers to give 24/7 carers a break. Once a week I sit with a disabled person while their carer goes out for 3 hours of free time. Volunteers are carefully matched with the family they visit, and are given lots of support by the Association. I’ve found this a very rewarding way to ‘give something back’.
www.associationofcarers.org.uk or tel.01424 722309