Christine explains, “A couple of years ago I had a breakdown and wasn’t able to work. I realise now looking back that I was a workaholic and it was my body’s way of telling me that I needed to slow down. I was suffering with anxiety and realising I couldn’t go back to work, felt like I had lost my purpose, so I wanted to do something that would get me out of the house helping others in some way. After attending a Brightlife event I found out about the Heal Earth sessions so volunteered at the Fab Maker Workshops. I haven’t looked back since then, it has really helped me to increase my confidence and give me a purpose again.”
The Brightlife Team is working closely with our lead body Age UK Cheshire on an integrated approach to responding to Covid-19.
Together we have set up a Community Response Team that covers four geographical areas across Cheshire. The Community Response Team has established a single point of contact telephone line to provide support for older people with: