Vol­un­teers needed to help fam­i­lies

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - OPINION -

VOL­UN­TEER car­ers are be­ing sought to help fam­i­lies with dis­abled chil­dren dur­ing Share the Care Week this week and be­yond.

The week, which runs un­til Sun­day, aims to cel­e­brate the help that vol­un­teer car­ers give to fam­i­lies with dis­abled chil­dren.

The vol­un­teers, known as link car­ers, have the young­sters round to their homes for tea and trips out, giv­ing their fam­i­lies a break and some time to­gether, while know­ing their chil­dren are well looked af­ter.

In Kent 105 chil­dren ben­e­fit from short breaks with a link carer.

The Kent Link Scheme, part of Kent County Coun­cil’s Chil­dren’s So­cial Ser­vices, is ap­peal­ing for more vol­un­teers.

If you are in­ter­ested, call the Kent Link Scheme on 0845 330 2968 or visit www.kent.gov.uk/ so­cial­care/car­ers-and-fam­ily­sup­port

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