Share your skills, share your strengths
Bolton Carers Support (BCS) is asking carers to share their skills and the ways in which they have coped during lockdown.
Share your skills
This is a chance to share your hidden talents! Showcase your skills by sending us an example of your work. This could be a photo of a painting, something you’ve made, a poem, an original recipe or a short film demonstrating your skills (ie DIY, gardening, crafting.)
Share your strengths
BCS wants to hear the ways in which you have coped during lockdown. This could be sending a photo of your garden, a short piece of writing, art or photography or a short film of you cooking, crafting or talking about what has helped you.
For both, there will be a monthly competition until February 2021 and every month, two carers will win a £30 voucher.
To enter, you need to be registered with BCS and signed up to receive their newsletter by email rather than post - to do this call the Helpline 01204 363056.
Click here for a Competition entry form
And the winner is.......
The winner of December's competition is a carer who taught himself from You Tube how to transform his garden with decking. His efforts won him a £30 voucher. He said "It helped me take my mind off the troubles of lockdown. The joy is the satisfaction in learning new skills, putting it into practice and the end result. Winning the competition is a fantastic bonus."
The next closing dates are 31st January and 28th February - we want to see your photos of your skills and strengths! Competition entry form
Is it time to get online?
Bolton Carers Support is offering free 1-1 telephone support to help carers who want to give the internet a try.
We can help talk through the basics of getting onto the internet and using a computer.
You may want to:
- Keep in touch with friends and family by video calls and email
- Do online shopping
- Find the best deals for your household bills
- Research your family tree
- Find out more about a holiday destination
This will be at your own pace and it doesn’t matter where you are starting from.
Carers who receive support must be registered with Bolton Carers Support. This can be done by telephone on 01204 363056.
Don’t have a computer? Bolton Carers Support can loan a tablet to you for up to 4 weeks, depending on demand.
Between September 2020– Feb 2021, any registered carer who receives support and switches to receiving Bolton Carers Support’s newsletter by email will be entered into a monthly prize draw to win a £10 voucher.