Are you a husband, partner, dad, uncle, nephew, brother or son?
Do you pay bills, give medicine, do laundry, give emotional support, keep
appointments, wash bodies, all on a regular basis or look after a loved one in their
home? Then you’re a carer. Look at it this way, if you didn’t do what you do for that
person could they manage on their own?
We would like to know what male carers want and what their needs are.
Help us provide a service/project that is designed by men for men. We need you to
fill in the questionnaire, so we get it right.
What do you get?
Invitation to join the project that we will provide using this research.
What might the project be? It’s up to you to decide but could include the following:
Could be located in a building, but not necessarily.
Could involve some physical activity, perhaps work done with the hands, or it may simply be a social gathering – This could be a group of men who enjoy each other’s company.
You decide the activities, according to what suits the members.
This may not be a health programme, but participation may deliver benefits to your health.
This may not be an educational project but men who attend can continue to learn about themselves and their caring role.
The project may choose to have only male participants, or it may have female participants in some or all situations.
Attendance may not be fixed – but participation will improve people’s lives.
The project is in essence a group of men meeting because spending time with other
men is valuable for wellbeing and will:
not promote particular religious or political views and will not tolerate racism,
sexism, bullying, social exclusion or abuse.