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St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is holding an event during Carers Week to help raise awareness of the support available to carers
St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice is hosting a Caring for Carers event to be held on Friday 10th June during Carers Week (6 – 12 June). The event is designed to recognise and reward carers for their contribution to families and communities throughout the UK.
Caring for Carers offers free practical advice and support from a solicitor and the St Barnabas Welfare team who will be assisting on the financial problems that can often arise.
The session will also look after the comfort and wellbeing of the carer with time to indulge in hand massage and t’ai chi.
The event will run from 10am to 2pm at St Barnabas Day Therapy Centre, Hawthorn Road, Lincoln LN2 4QX.
Ruth O’Melia, Community Liaison Manager for St Barnabas Lincolnshire Hospice, said:
“We are really looking forward to welcoming carers from across the county to join us at this special event. Carers play a crucial role in the care of our patients and we are committed to supporting their psychological and emotional wellbeing.
“This event will allow carers the opportunity to connect with professionals who will be able to provide advice or information on caring. The event also provides the opportunity for carers to meet with other like-minded people and to feel supported.
Carers Week, the UK wide annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, takes place from 6 – 12 June, and will see individuals and organisations from around the UK come together to organise events and activities throughout the country.
Ruth said: “Carers Week helps to highlight the many challenges faced by carers across the UK. Events like ours help carers to look after their loved ones, while recognising they are individuals with needs of their own.
“All carers are encouraged to attend regardless of whether they are caring for a hospice patient. This event really is for every carer in our community.”
Caring for Carers is free to attend and there is ample free onsite parking.
For further information about Caring for Carers please contact Ruth O’Melia on 01522 518 236.