Sunday 27 June 2021

An Introduction to Today's Flash Series: Wandsworth Carers Centre Writers Group

This year, for National Flash Fiction Day's Community Flash series, we're honoured to showcase the work of the writers at the Wandsworth Carers Centre Writers Group.  Over the course of the day, we'll bring you nine different pieces, one on the hour from 10am to 8pm.  But first, here is a little bit about Wandsworth Carers Centre and its Writing Group....

Wandsworth Carers Centre is a registered charity and limited company that has been providing support to unpaid Carers in Wandsworth since 1995. It is part of the Carers Trust network.

The vision for the Centre is a society where Carers are recognised and valued for their contribution and have choice and control that enables them to care, to stay healthy and to lead fulfilled lives.

A Carer is someone, who without payment, provides help and support to a partner, child, relative, friend or neighbour, who could not manage without their help.  This could be due to age, physical or mental illness, addiction or disability.  The term Carer should not be confused with a care-worker, or care assistant, who received payment for looking after someone.

The writers group aims to encourage beginner and intermediate writers to explore writing as form of finding time for themselves, and of catharsis and self-expression. The group write fiction, non-fiction and poetry, about their experiences of caring and about anything else they would like to write about.

You can find out more at the Wandsworth Carers Centre website and follow them on Twitter @CarerWandeworth.

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