Carers Week 11-17 June 2018
12 June 2018
Running from 11 – 17 June, Carers Week is a chance to seek out carers who are not already known to support services. This year’s theme is ‘Staying Healthy and Connected’.
According to census figures there are more than 40,000 people across the borough who are providing care to someone close to them; a family member, relative or friend.
Research shows the majority of these people providing care probably wouldn’t think of themselves as a carer.
Caring for someone else can be very rewarding but it can also be stressful, isolating and can impact on the carer’s own health and wellbeing. Many carers also navigate the added pressure of juggling their caring and work responsibilities.
Carers looking for support can contact the Carers Helpline on 0151 670 0777 or for a Carers Assessment contact 0151 514 2222, or visit http://www.wirral.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/adult-social-care/support-carers/support-available-carers to complete an online assessment.
Throughout Carers Week Wirral Council will be helping carers ‘stay connected’ by encouraging them to download and offering free access to ‘Jointly’, an app offering a range of practical tools and resources for carers such as shared calendars, task lists and local agency contacts.