Recent Items: Carers

The category Carers collects all relevant articles available on the SRN site and displays them in chronological order, newest first.

Prayer for National Carer’s Week

Blessing for a home carer

In your devoted but demanding ministry,
may you receive God’s blessing and be a blessing in return to the one you care for.
When exhaustion overwhelms you, may God renew your vigour.
When patience is tested, may he grant fortitude.
When all seems bleak, may he shed light.
When tears flow, may he bring comfort.
May you and your loved one know his peace,
receive his strength and experience his love,
surrounding and supporting you always
through Jesus Christ our Lord.

From  ‘God bless you’ by  Nick Fawcett.  ISBN 1-84417-362-3. Pub Kevin Mayhew.

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Dementia and Safeguarding issues

Hello everyone As part of our work for people living with dementia and parishes learning to welcome them, we have drafted some pastoral care guidelines and begun to address some safeguarding issues – just an early working document really. I wondered whether any of your dioceses had developed anything we could consult or whether you would like to make any comments on the attached? We’d welcome any advice or if you have any documents we could consult, kindly send,
thank you,

Sally Farrant, Social Responsibility Officer (Part-time) Church of England in Devon

From: Sally Farrant,

Dying Matters Awareness Week

from David McCoulough, Director of Partnerships & Mission, Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham

I was wondering if any colleagues have linked in with Dying Matters Awareness Week in May ?

Does national church have any connection with this?

I am involved with a local Clinical Commissioning Group End of Life team and we have a sub group looking at Spirituality and End of life planning and care.