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Council Highlights Carers Week

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Council Highlights Carers Week

Conwy County Borough Council’s Carers Team together with its Community Wellbeing Team are highlighting the work of unpaid carers in the County during National Carers Week.

National Carers Week runs from 7 to 13 June, and recognises the tireless work that unpaid carers do for their loved ones.

It’s estimated that around 10% to 15% of the population of the County have caring responsibilities. In the current circumstances, more than ever, it’s important that they know what help and support is available.

The Community Wellbeing team held a walk for carers on 7 June, and more wellbeing walks take place on 14, 23 and 30 June and 5 July.

There’s also an online session for carers on 10 June with tips to help relax and manage stress.

Cllr Cheryl Carlisle, Carers Champion for Conwy County Borough Council said, “I’ve been a carer for almost forty years and I know the struggles and pressures that carers face every day, especially as the Coronavirus pandemic continues. Conwy’s Wellbeing team have a range of resources and activities available, so I’d urge carers to get in touch to access ways to help.”

For information about support for carers, contact the Community Wellbeing Team by email at stayingwell@conwy.gov.uk or 01492 577449. Visit the Wellbeing Team’s Facebook page @conwywellbeing or search ‘carers’ or ‘wellbeing’ on the Conwy website www.conwy.gov.uk

For more information about National Carers Week visit: www.carersweek.org

Posted on 09/06/2021

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