The carers group started on 12th April 2016 Heeley City Farm and The Valerie Foundation, this group is monthly and is every 2nd Tuesday of the month, see the poster for 2018 dates. The group is for people who care for someone with FTD and will be a place for them to meet others who care for people with FTD. A place to share, ask, vent in an informal but confidential space.
The group will be ran by Lee and Andrew (directors and founders of The Valerie Foundation and the two who run the Heeley City Farm Dementia Department) who were carers for their mother (Valerie) who had FTD for nearly 14 years, they know the isolation and frustration that carer for someone can cause and with FTD being a rarer form of dementia they found it hard to find advice, guidance and general help with their struggle and thus knowing how important and vital carers groups can be.
This is the first of its kind, FTD specific carers group, in Sheffield and the third in the country.