Information and support for carers

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The County Council’s Carers Support Team has organised an information and support day for the army of family carers working across Cambridgeshire.

The away day is designed to give carers who support a family member or friend a chance to find out more about services and information and to have some ‘me-time’ with a series of entertainment and exercise sessions.

The free evnt will include speakers hosting informal discussions about Carer issues such as welfare benefits, health and social care services, Carers Trust Cambridgeshire (Crossroads Carers) services, and legislation around caring for a vulnerable adult.

Pamper sessions will include hand and neck massages, music therapy, art sessions, pilates or yoga classes and pedicure and toe nail painting. The event is being held at the Holiday Inn, Histon and thanks to the venue, free access will also be available to the hotel’s swimming pool and gym facilities.

The information stands will include stalls with details of the Alzheimers Society, My Health Time; Sensory Services; Assistive Technology; Trading Standards; Cambridge Regional College and Health Watch among others.

County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Councillor Fred Yeulett, said: “We hope that carers will come along to find out what services and support are provided by a range of agencies, but also to enjoy the less formal sessions which are designed to give carers a chance to relax and have some time for themselves.

“The army of family carers in Cambridgeshire are doing a magnificent job caring and supporting others, often without recognition or a network of others in a similar position who can provide help and advice or simply share their experiences. We hope this event will also provide an opportunity for carers to network and meet and talk to people in a similar position to themselves.”

Booking is essential as places are limited. To find out more or to book a place contact Nancy Voak on (01480) 373282 or via e-mail at: nancy.voak@cambridgeshire.gov.uk