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Helping to improve the lives of carers

Press Release: 04/06/2019

 

A new plan to support carers in Tameside and Glossop achieve a better quality of life is to be launched.

The new Carers Strategy aims to make the area a place where carers feel valued, respected and included in decisions around the individual they look after.

The three year plan has been created by the team at Tameside Carers Centre and will be showcased at the launch event for Carers Week, at Tameside One, 11am – 2pm on Monday 10 June and members of public are encouraged to attend. The event will also feature music from Tameside Voices and a talk from local cartoonist Tony Husband who has been a carer.

An increasing number of people are carers in Tameside and Glossop and spend a large part of their lives providing unpaid support to family or friends. They may be looking after someone who is frail, disabled or ill or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

While this can be a rewarding experience, some carers can find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring for someone else.

Looking after someone without the right information and support can sometimes be challenging.

Throughout Carers Week there are a variety of activities for anyone who is balancing work and caring for loved ones. These activities give carers the chance to get together and include reflex therapy sessions, singing workshops, a fun quiz and more. A full list of the events can be found in the Carers Week Poster.

Cllr Eleanor Wills, Tameside Council Executive Member for Health, Social Care and Population Health, said: “Carers across the borough can work tirelessly to support their loved ones. With the launch of the new Carers Strategy we hope they’ll feel informed and empowered in all their decisions. We have a fantastic team at the Tameside Carers Centre and I encourage anyone needing advice to get in touch with them using the details below.”

Anyone who wants to attend the Carers Week events or needs support should get in touch with Tameside Carers Centre by calling 0161 342 3344 or emailing carerscentre@tameside.gov.uk. The service can provide individuals with free and impartial information, advice, support and advocacy.

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