A week to help care for the carers
NEW initiatives in the county have been lined up for Carers Week.
Carers Week takes place this week until Sunday and it aims to recognise the challenges unpaid carers face and the contribution they make to families and communities.
Carers Bucks supports and promotes the wellbeing of unpaid family carers in Buckinghamshire.
The organisation supports more than 7,000 adult carers and over 600 young carers, who are aged between six and 90 years old.
The charity launched the Carers Hub on Monday in Stoke Mandeville Hospital, which will see Carers Bucks staff being able to identify and provide immediate support to carers visiting the hospital.
Chief executive of Carers Bucks, Stephen Archibald, said: “It is a new support service for carers and we will identify carers visiting their loved ones in hospital, we can provide ongoing support to those people.”
The charity also launched a Well Carers Clinic, where carers will be able to see a health care assistant at their GP surgery and have a health check and discuss their carer role.
Mr Archibald added: “Carers are more likely to suffer from back problems, but this will give them time to assess their own health problems.” Carers are invited to attend Carers Bucks, Ardenham Court in Aylesbury tomorrow (Friday) between 11am and 2pm, when they will be able to enjoy pampering treatments and have a health check.
For further information contact Carers Bucks call 0300 777 2722 or visit www.carersbucks.org.
SUPPORT: Stephen Archibald, chief executive of Carers Bucks