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Information day aims to reach out to Yeovil and South Somerset carers

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Thursday 4 September at Palmers Garden Centre, Yeovil.
(from 10.00am until 4.00pm)

 If you are caring for a relative or loved-one and would like some information or advice or just meet other carers, then help is at hand.

Next month, South Somerset Carers’ Champions are coming together with Support Workers from Compass Carers, Carers’ Assessment Workers from the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, Devon Fire and Rescue Service and representatives from the Alzheimer’s Society and other voluntary organisations to hold a special Carers Information Day.

The event could be a fast track to the advice and information you have probably been looking for. The day is free and takes place on Thursday 4 September at Palmers Garden Centre, Bernards Way, Yeovil. BA20 2FH.

Carers and the public can come along anytime from 10.00am until 4.00pm.

There are some 58,000 carers in Somerset and many millions of people across the UK now care for a relative or loved-one, saving national government an estimated £119 billion pound each year in social care costs.   

Long-time Carers Champion, Susan Hartnell-Beavis, said:  “Many people don’t always recognise themselves as carers.  This is usually because they are caring for a loved one and the role of caring for another person just creeps up on them over the years.  They accept this and just get on with the day-to-day life.

“But there are all sorts of ways that carers can improve their lives and the lives of those they care for.  Our forthcoming Carers Information Day is intended to offer as much essential information, advice and support as possible.  By caring for carers we can help to prevent crises occurring and may even save the carers from becoming ill themselves.   The forthcoming day will be an enjoyable and excellent opportunity to meet other carers and share ideas and experiences.”

Free coffee, tea and biscuits will be available at the Carers Information Day. Visitors will also find excellent refreshments available in the garden centre’s restaurant.

 

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