Support for the Carers

Tue, 27th Nov '18 10:00am

Support for the Carers will be visiting Derwent Valley BRIDGE Library on Tuesday 27th November from 10 am until 12 noon.

They will be offering information and mince pies.

If you provide regular unpaid help and support to a partner, relative or friend who’s struggling to cope alone, then you are a carer.

Many people don’t think of themselves as ‘carers’. They see themselves simply as a husband, wife, father, mother, son, daughter or friend looking after someone who they love.

But if you provide regular unpaid help and support to a partner, relative or friend who’s struggling to cope alone, then you’re a carer. Carers UK research in 2018 showed that more than 50% of carers are older than 55 years and 20% of carers are more than 65 years old.  It may feel like a lonely job at times, but as a carer you are far from alone. The 2011 Census showed that there were 6.5 million carers in the UK at that time and this figure is only rising.

If you are a carer why not pop into the DVB for a chat and a mince pie between 10 am and noon on 27th November.