UCAN is excited to be partnering with Virtual Reality Therapies CIC for an innovative pilot study exploring how virtual reality can support carers. This year-long project will see us training social prescribers to run our VR therapy sessions aimed at improving the quality of life for carers in Uttlesford.

Carers often face significant challenges, prioritising their loved ones’ needs over their own and feeling guilty when they do struggle. Anxiety about leaving their loved ones alone can make them feel trapped at home, exacerbating feelings of isolation and stress. Our VR sessions aim to bring the world to them instead, offering a range of benefits for mental and physical health. Whether it’s travelling the world, relaxing by a beach, or enjoying “me” time—all from the comfort of your home. VR Therapies provides moments of respite, freedom to express yourself and a safe space to explore your dreams. It’s about helping carers put themselves first for a change, even if just for a little while.
Stay tuned for more updates on this exciting journey as we work together to support those who give so much to others.
We would like to thank Essex Carers Community Fund for supporting this pilot.