Carers Week is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of the challenges that carers face and recognise their hard work and the benefits to their families and communities.
6.5 million (1 in 8) people in the UK are carers providing support to a loved one because of their age, physical or mental illness or disability. In Liverpool there are estimated to be over 50,000 carers. Liverpool Carers Centre, run by Local Solutions and commissioned to provide services by Liverpool City council, provides support to carers by delivering a range of services that aim to improve their quality of life.
As well as undertaking carers assessments, Liverpool Carers Centre also offers a flexible support service that provides impartial advice, information and provides opportunities to improve wellbeing.
Every year Local Solutions host an event for carers week, bringing support providers from across the city together. Carers and their families will have the opportunity to chat with the Liverpool Carers Centre staff, representatives from other organisations and meet with other carers.
The free event it taking place at The Isla Gladstone Conservatory in Stanley Park, Thursday, 13 June 2019 from 10.30am – 3.30pm.
The event will have fun activities for the family, pamper sessions, lots of information and advise, and health checks. There will also be a cake competition, judged by Flo from The Great British Bake Off.
For more information about the event call 0151 705 2425.
For any carers who would like to attend but transport is an issue, there will be a free shuttle bus to and from the event for carers, pick up being from Local Solutions Carers Centre where there is free parking.
If you wish to use the bus, a courtesy call to the carers centre would be appreciated to reserve your place.
11.00am Pickup from Liverpool Carers Centre and take to the Isla Gladstone Conservatory.
12.30pm Pickup from Isla Gladstone Conservatory and return Group to Liverpool Carers Centre.
1.00pm Pickup from Liverpool Carers Centre and take to Isla Gladstone Conservatory.
3.00pm Pickup from Isla Gladstone and return back to Liverpool Carers Centre.