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Caring for the carers with free activities

 Carers Champions

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Plymouth Herald

FREE film screenings, cream teas and bus tours will be among activities on offer during Carers Week.

Unpaid carers and the people they look after are being treated to special events between June 18 and 24.

Carers Champions, sponsored by Call 24 and Plymouth City Council, are putting on a wide range of activities.

Roadshows raise awareness of support available for Wiltshire’s upaid carers

9:59am Tuesday 22nd May 2012 in News

They can work towards bronze, silver and gold accreditation for recognising and supporting carers.

Unpaid carers and staff from GP practices across Wiltshire have been attending local roadshows to help raise awareness of the support available to carers.

Wiltshire Investors in Carers is a scheme which aims to increase awareness of work already being undertaken to support carers in GP practices in the county.

Carers needing better support

Carers needing better support


Published on Wednesday 16 May 2012 09:27

Bolton West MP Julie Hilling is calling for better support for the UK’s six million unpaid carers

Ms Hilling has teamed up with TV presenter and former carer Fiona Phillips to launch this year’s Carers Week (June 18 to 24).

The theme for Carers Week 2012 is ‘In sickness and in health’ recognising the strain families are under as they see services cut back. It calls for better financial and practical support for the diverse range of people who have caring responsibilities.

The Atherton-based MP said: “I am taking part in Carers Week to show my respect and appreciation for our carers. I want to let them know that there are services out there to help them. It’s important that carers know that they don’t have to struggle on alone.”