Discover what support is available for carers

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The council is continuing its Carers Roadshow events to raise awareness of the support available to carers.

The next is on Thursday 11 March at Brigg Community Wellbeing Hub, Horstead Avenue, Brigg.

All carers in North Lincolnshire are invited to attend the event from 9am to 2pm to find out what support they can access

In North Lincolnshire it’s estimated that over 18,000 people are carers for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend in their day-to-day life.

Currently over 4,000 people locally are supported by the council and voluntary agencies so that they can keep on doing this vital work. However, many others are not aware of the help and support available to them.

The Carers Roadshow is an opportunity for carers of all ages to find out what support is available to them, and to meet and share information with other carers.

At the event you will be able to find out about:

  • Income, benefits and payments
  • Short breaks
  • Carer breaks
  • Leisure and health
  • Emotional and practical support
  • Carer groups and social activities
  • Training
  • Carers assessments
  • Alternative therapies

There will be information stands, activities and a range of people to talk to. Free refreshments will also be available.

For more information about the Carers Roadshows, contact the Carers Support Centre on 01652 650585.

Cllr Julie Reed, cabinet member for Adult Services, said:

Many people wouldn’t class themselves as carers as they just see it as their duty as a family member or friend to look after their loved ones. In reality they are doing something extraordinary by giving up their time to look after others.

Being a carer can be very lonely, but we want carers to know they are not alone and support is available. The Carers Roadshows are a fantastic way for us to communicate with carers and make them aware of all the support on offer.

Many people have been part of their family caring network all their life, especially young carers who have grown up with parents or siblings who need daily help and they accept it as part of how life is. We want to tell our young carer’s that they are doing a fantastic job and recognise that they need help and support to have some time out for fun and someone to share their worries and concerns with.

I’d encourage carers of any age to come along to this event and find out more information. A small change could make a big difference to your life as a carer.

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