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Warm welcome at carer cafe

by Carmen Cooper

‘I nearly didn’t come here today as I had a bit of a wobble,” said Helen, who was making her first visit to the Carer Café at Mardons Social Club in Midsomer Norton.

I knew exactly how she felt, as it was only four weeks ago that I walked into  the Bath Carers’ Centre office to take on my new job as Wellbeing Administrator, and today I was leaving the familiarity of the office and making my first outing to meet and chat with carers.

So when Helen announced to the café co-ordinator that she was a newcomer, I thought: “Great! There’s someone like me.  We newbies should stick together!”

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Here’s how you can get 50% off Yoga Classes here in Bath

Hopefully, you’ve heard that the Carers’ Centre offers a free discount card to all carers living in BaNES and registered with us. If you haven’t heard, now you have!

We sat down with one of our fabulous local businesses that partnered with us in the card scheme, Universal Yoga. Based out of Dunkerton, between Radstock and Bath, this yoga studio offers small classes for any ability. AND with your carer card, you can get 50% off.  Haven’t got a carer card? Enquire here! 

We talked to Kat from Universal Yoga to find out more about who they are.

Tell us more about your business! What do you do & where are you based?

We are based in Dunkerton, Bath and offer yoga classes to all abilities on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6.30—8pm on both of those nights. We also offer one to one sessions for clients with specific needs.

Who might we meet if we come and visit you?

You’ll meet Tamara and Matthew, our two fantastic yoga teachers. They both offer excellent classes, but they also both offer something different to our students. They teach the same style of yoga but bring their own personality to it. You’ll have to come along to see for yourselves!

What made you want to join the Carer Card scheme?

We are all about being altruistic, this is a huge part of living a yogic lifestyle and we believe being part of a community and sharing with others is so important. People are always stronger together. We wanted to join to show our support to those carers looking after people in an altruistic way themselves.

Do you often come in to contact with carers? 

In my experience, yes. I have had lots of people giving support to my family this year, paid and unpaid carers. Continue reading Here’s how you can get 50% off Yoga Classes here in Bath