Diary of a Sutton Councillor

It’s Carers Week

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The 8th to the 14th June is National Carers Week and this year’s theme is:

Carers…the UK’s Secret Service.

This is in recognition that many carers are not known to local authorities or carers organisations and therefore do not have access to the support or assistance that is available to them. Many carers would not see themselves as a carer.

Being a carer can be hard work and stressful, often impacting on the carer’s health and working life.

You are a carer if you:

  • Look after a sick or elderly parent.
  • Are the parent of a child with a mental or physical disability.
  • Help a relative who has mental health problems.
  • Have a wife or husband who is ill or disabled.
  • Help a neighbour with shopping, cleaning or personal care because they cannot do it themselves.
  • Are a child who helps look after their disabled brother or sister.

If you are a carer and live in Sutton get in touch with the Sutton Carers Centre tel: 020 8296 5611 and see what support and advice they can offer you.

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June 8, 2009 - Posted by | Information

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