Trafford Carers Centre allotment is blooming great for mental health

Adult carers from Trafford Carers Centre have created their own video with us to explain how their allotment project helps them to unwind from their caring role and socialise. 

Trafford Carers Centre have been offering support to carers for 20 years in the area.

Their allotment project is just one of many ways that the organisation supports local young and adult unpaid carers.

There are an estimated 24,000 people in Trafford supporting someone living with an illness or disability or a mental health need.

Our special ‘Lightening Bee Reporters’ project has been helping carers from the charity to express themselves through different forms of media such as writing and video making.

Eileen, reporter and member of the carers centre, said: “We’re not here to grow the greatest cabbage or the straightest carrot… it’s more of a social get-together.

“We always finish with a tea break and unwind, talk about our problems, our caring roles, any issues or even just the latest football scores. We always end on a very happy note.”

Watch their video below.

To find out more about Trafford Carers Centre visit their website or call 0161 848 2400.


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