Massage Sessions for carers
Shetland Carers recently secured funding, for the first time, through the Creative Breaks programme, part of the Short Breaks Fund resourced by the Scottish Government and distributed by Shared Care Scotland.
This funding will allow us to offer carers in Shetland the chance to access some massage sessions with Babs Clubb, who operates from The Mission – Creativity & Wellness Centre, Harbour Street, Lerwick:
All carers registered with Shetland Carers can apply for a block of free Massage sessions. Massage sessions will help carers who have physcial strain on their body as a result of their caring role, eg. from lifting. It will also offer relaxation and time out which will help with their mental health and wellbeing. The massage sessions will be allocted in blocks of six sessions. Carers can choose from a 55 minute back massage or a 30 minute express back massage. Babs may also be able to offer other types of session if required.
Once Shetland Carers has received your application, you will be contacted by a staff member and, if you meet our eligibility criteria, a referral will be made. You will then be asked to contact Babs Clubb, and her contact details will be given for you to book your sessions. Carers will be offered six sessions in total, completely free. Sessions will be at The Mission – Creativity & Wellness Centre, 2 Harbour Street, Lerwick (former Hjaltland Housing Association building & former Fisherman’s Mission).
Our current eligibility criteria for accessing the Massage Sessions can be found here.
Applying for Massage Sessions
You can apply for the Massage Sessions here or email [email protected] or call Amanda Brown at Shetland Carers to obtain a paper version of the application form on 01595 743923. Applicants should also complete a health and wellbeing survey to support their application, which can be found here.
After Your Massage Sessions
As part of the conditions for the Massage Sessions, you will be asked to complete an evaluation form telling us how you found the application, referral and booking process and if the sessions have been helpful for you. As well as enabling us to report back to our funder, this information helps us to monitor the success and take-up of the service and make improvements where necessary.