28 June 2016

Pampering carers in Carers Week

Carers event 2016Carers in B&NES were treated to a special day of pampering and creativity to celebrate Carers Week 2016.  

AWP teamed up with St John's Hospital Bubble (a vibrant community facility, for the over 55s in Bath, offering a range of activities to bring people together) and the Carers Centre to hold a 'pamper day' especially for carers, to give them time to focus on their wellbeing.

The Holistic Hut situated in the beautiful grounds of the Bath Carers' Centre, was transformed into a peaceful and calming space. Complementary health therapists provided 'taster' treatments of reflexology, massage and face yoga.  The newly formed 'Bath Health Heroes' local wellbeing team, provided relaxing complementary therapy sessions, and Bath College Health and Beauty students generously provided hand massages for everyone.

Local artist Steve Hedley ran an art project to encourage carers to take part in a creative activity. Carers contributed to a live-art canvas painting, as well as having the opportunity to paint pebbles to take home. The art materials were provided by AWP's Charitable Funds.

Daniel Badman quality director for B&NES said "The carers all thoroughly enjoyed their treatment sessions and it was a privilege to be part of this wonderful event looking after local carers who really deserve a treat."

A free raffle which included an original canvas by Steve Hedley and a free goody bag rounded off the day and everyone who came also left armed with information about where to find support and help with their wellbeing. 

Thank you to all the AWP staff who kindly donated toiletries and to local company Acheson and Acheson for their large donation of luxury products.


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