Char­ity shows how much it cares

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Countryfile -

ASH­FORD Car­ers’ Sup­port or­gan­ised a re­cep­tion to raise the pro­file of its work and bring it to the at­ten­tion of lo­cal busi­nesses and in­flu­en­tial in­di­vid­u­als across the area.

It was also an op­por­tu­nity to show off the char­ity’s new offices in South Ash­ford with its car­ers cen­tre.

On dis­play was key in­for­ma­tion about the or­gan­i­sa­tion in­clud­ing how Car­ers’ Sup­port helps car­ers and de­tails about projects such as its Tele-be­friend­ing scheme.

Vis­i­tors also had the chance to look at the new Car­ers Cen­tre fa­cil­ity with its of­fice and train­ing rooms, where car­ers of all ages can par­tic­i­pate in work­shops, ad­vice and in­for­ma­tion ses­sions to help them with their role and re­spon­si­bil­i­ties.

There is even space to of­fer car­ers coun­selling and al­ter­na­tive ther­a­pies, and an ac­tiv­ity area where young car­ers can re­lax or en­joy so­cial ac­tiv­i­ties.

The char­ity is hop­ing to se­cure greater fi­nan­cial sup­port from the com­mu­nity to help de­velop the cen­tre. It is also looking for new trustees and vol­un­teers to join its be­friend­ing ser­vice. � For full in­for­ma­tion about Car­ers’ Sup­port phone 01233 663393.

Derek Wells, chair of Car­ers’ Sup­port; Angie Hollingsworth, of Young Car­ers; David Ramzan, of In­victa Valiants, and An­drew Hick­mott, head of chil­dren’s ser­vices pd1485175

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