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22 November
2017

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Record breaking attendance at Carers Week Event 2011

Record breaking attendance at Carers Week Event 2011

Local Solutions was delighted with the record breaking turnout of unpaid carers to this year’s Carers Week Event at the prestigious St George’s Hall on Friday 17th June.

Over 700 carers attended the annual event which was organised to mark National Carers Week (13-19 June) and supports and signposts the region’s carers to services that can offer them information, respite and guidance. 

Launched by Liverpool’s Lord Mayor, Frank Prendergast, the event gave carers the opportunity to treat themselves to free pamper sessions, health checks, Tai Chi demonstrations and complementary therapies.

Numerous organisations from across the city and neighbouring boroughs exhibited on the day offering information about the services they provide to support carers and the people they care for.

Carers Week highlights the vital contribution made by carers to their families and communities in providing unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled. This year, the theme for the week is ‘The True Face of Carers’ . It calls for greater recognition for the diverse range of people who give up their time, money and health to look after somebody else.

Along with many other events that took place across the UK, the Carers Week Event in Liverpool, sponsored by Medicash, helped support carers by raising awareness of the issues that they face and the many services that are available to support them.

Local Solutions Chief Executive Steve Hawkins said “cuts in the public sector and a tightening of eligibility for services means that the role of carers has never been more important. The event demonstrated that Merseyside is so very fortunate to have such a large number of organisations supporting carers”.

This year’s Carers Week was supported by many famous celebrities with caring experience, including British actor, Sir David Jason.

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