Hello, I am Christine Edge and I create the carers cafe following the Covid 19 pandemic when carers including me, lost almost all face to face contact with family, friends and services. I created it as a place to reduce isolation, to provide support and community, and to help carers to take care of themselves. A space where carers can be themselves, without judgement, with other who know and appreciate how hard being a carer can be.
I am a mum, a wife, a life coach and a carer. I love to bake cakes, to dance around the kitchen to Elton John and more recently I have turned my hand to crochet.
I have worked with carers for over 20 years in my previous role in the NHS as an Occupational Therapist and now within the Carers Cafe. I have supported and trained hundreds of carers in the Wakefield area to take care of themselves, set boundaries and achieve their goals. I now want to offer support to carers from all over the UK via the Carers Cafe.