Co-op has chosen the Honiton Carers Support Group as one of their 'chosen causes of the year' for 2022/2023.

Winnie Cameron said: "I would like to thank the Co-op and Honiton Community for choosing Honiton Carers Support Group as one of the Co-op’s chosen causes for year 2022/23, the period ended at the end of October and two new causes have now been chosen for the forthcoming year."

"We collected a cheque for the vast amount of £1197.45. The generous donation is paying for Pottering with Plants sessions held at Creative Beings at Awliscombe. Fiona Harker our tutor during the year has made the sessions very enjoyable,  relaxing, interesting and taught us so much, at the same time  offered the carers a safe space to offload and enjoy some fabulous surroundings plus some scrumptious lunches. It has all been very much enjoyed by our carers and ex-carers and we shall miss going to Creative Beings severe much.

"We would also like to thank Sue Holland and Martin Staniforth for hosting the sessions and making us all feel so very welcome."

14 carers/ex-carers from Honiton Carers Support Group also took part in a Carers UK & The University of Sheffield Information School research work shop.

It took place on Tuesday 14th November 14 held at The Honiton Methodist Church and focused on the topic of 'the impact of the digitalisation on social care on older informal carers.' 

It was a brilliant couple of hours spent having our voices heard, giving feed back on all our individual experiences & issues with how the digitalisation affects us all.  All the participants felt listened to and had a chance to say everything they wanted to. They also have the chance to add anything, they may have thought about since, by emailing the University directly, write to them or indeed tell or write to Winnie Cameron, Honiton Carers Support Group chair, who is happy to coordinate between parties.