Info day to help support county's carers

First published in News

AN INFORMATION day in Milford Haven is part of a week of events celebrating the county's 15,000 carers.

Organised by Pembrokehsire County Council, the day will take place at the Pill Social Centre, on Wednesday, June 11, from 11am until 3pm.

It is one of several events being held in Pembrokeshire to mark National Carers Week, which runs from June 9 to 15.

The day will include information stalls publicising the wide range of services and support available for carers - and the people they care for - as well as offering relaxing therapies, health checks and refreshments.

Held every year, Carers Week celebrates the role of carers and highlights the vital contribution they make to their families and communities in providing unpaid care for those who are ill, frail or disabled.

Councillor Mike James, Pembrokeshire's Carers Champion, said caring could be a very rewarding experience, but it could also be very demanding.

"There are an estimated 15,000 carers in Pembrokeshire who provide support to disabled or frail relatives and friends," he said.

"This information day will provide them with support and advice and, hopefully also, give them a bit of a break."

"It's one of the many activities and services that the County Council provides to support carers across the County."

For more information about events being held during National Carers Week contact the council's Carers Service on 01437 764551 or email carers@pembrokeshire.gov.uk

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1:47pm Sat 7 Jun 14

The Worrier says...

This is an important event because the way our health services are going with Hywel Dda then we will soon need twice as many carers to look after the old and the young here in Pembrokeshire once all the services are extinguished in Withybush Hospital, and that is happening very quickly. Might have been better for our county council to have fought against these closures rather than strengthening the carers of our county. The reality is that PCC does not seem to care except those councillors in the Tenby area that are fighting for the Tenby Cottage Hospital and their GP surgery.
This is an important event because the way our health services are going with Hywel Dda then we will soon need twice as many carers to look after the old and the young here in Pembrokeshire once all the services are extinguished in Withybush Hospital, and that is happening very quickly. Might have been better for our county council to have fought against these closures rather than strengthening the carers of our county. The reality is that PCC does not seem to care except those councillors in the Tenby area that are fighting for the Tenby Cottage Hospital and their GP surgery. The Worrier
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