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Fire and rescue community invited to Penrith drop-in event

Jubilee House

[T]he Fire Fighters Charity is inviting local members of the fire and rescue community to come together during Carers Week to celebrate the vital contribution made by carers at the charity in Penrith.

The afternoon tea/drop-in event is taking place at Jubilee House, The Fire Fighters Charity, Eamont Bridge, Penrith on 12th June 1:30pm-3pm.

Kath Savage, Nursing Services Lead at Jubilee Therapy Centre said: “Right now there are around 6.5 million carers in the UK, looking after older, seriously ill or disabled family and friends.  National Carers week is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open, recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK

“The Firefighters Charity are celebrating National Carers week which runs 11-17 June, by running a bespoke programme tailored to meet the needs of four of our carers which will run alongside our usual rehab programmes.

“As part of the programme we are holding an afternoon tea/drop in event on the 12th June 1330-1500 at Jubilee House, Eamont Bridge celebrating and acknowledging the role that carers in the firefighting community make.

“Members of the of the local firefighting community, particularly those in a caring role, are welcome to drop in and join us for tea and cake.”

Please contact the Centre on 01768 890009 if you are going to attend.

Heléna Herklots CBE, on behalf of Carers Week, said: “It’s fantastic to see so many events taking place across the country to support local carers. Carers Week is an opportunity for organisations to join our calls to keep carers Healthy and Connected. We know that carers often put their own needs to the ‘back of the queue’, often delaying doctors appointments or breaks from caring which could help them stay well. So, whether through work, the community, school or university, at home, or among friends, we all have a role to play in helping carers access the support they need to look after their own physical and mental health this Carers Week.”

Carers Week 2018 is made possible by Carers UK joining forces with Age UK, Carers Trust, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, Motor Neurone Disease Association, MS Society and Which? Elderly Care and kindly supported by Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition. The eight charities driving Carers Week are calling on individuals, services and organisations across the country to help carers stay Healthy and Connected – accessing the practical, financial and emotional support they need to maintain their own wellbeing.

Thousands of events are taking place across the country during Carers Week, and thousands of people have already pledged their support for carers online. To find out more about events in [insert area] visit www.carersweek.org

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