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What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales
What about me? A personal development course for carers in Wales

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What about me? was developed by Carers Trust Wales and OU in Wales. It is based on and adapted from content developed by Lindsay Hewitt and Christine McConnell of The Open University in Scotland [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] in collaboration with Bridges Programmes.

We are hugely grateful to the carers and staff from North East Wales Carers Information Service (NEWCIS) for sharing their stories and testing out the course activities. We hope you find something in their experiences that speaks to you as well.

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