Car­ing groups raise pro­file

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - News -

A county-wide cam­paign to raise the pro­file of car­ers is now on­line.

Car­ers First, Car­ers’ Sup­port – Ash­ford, Swale and Shep­way, Car­ers’ Sup­port – Canterbury, Dover and Thanet, Cross­roads Care Kent and In­volve Kent, based in Maid­stone, have joined to­gether to launch the Kent Car­ers Mat­ter cam­paign.

The five or­gan­i­sa­tions have banded to­gether with sup­port from Kent County Coun­cil, NHS trusts and dis­trict coun­cils.

Cur­rently there are 151,000 car­ers across Kent, with the cam­paign hop­ing to in­crease ac­cess to carer ser­vices, while also sup­port­ing health and so­cial care pro­fes­sion­als to re­fer car­ers to ser­vices ear­lier.

As the cam­paign pro­gresses, Kent Car­ers Mat­ter hopes to give a voice to the peo­ple giv­ing their time to look af­ter oth­ers in their lives.

The cam­paign’s web­site can be ac­cessed via www.kent­car­ers­mat­

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