Worcestershire health body throws support behind carers initiative

Worcester News: Worcestershire health body throws support behind carers initiative Worcestershire health body throws support behind carers initiative

AS PART of next week’s national Carer’s Week a Worcestershire health body is encouraging people in the county to pledge to support those caring for family members.

NHS South Worcestershire Clinical Commissioning Group has thrown its support behind the Carers Week Quest – an initiative aiming to improve links between communities and reach out to those who may be missing out on support.

The CCG’s chief clinical lead Dr Carl Ellson said it was important to recognise the invaluable work carried out by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.

“An event like Carers Week provides us with an opportunity to celebrate the dedication and devotion carers provide on a daily basis,” he said.

“The Carers Week Quest is an excellent way of showing your support and to help raise awareness of the great work that carers are doing across south Worcestershire.

“As the age of the population increases, many people are taking on the role of carer to family, friends or neighbours.

“They do a vital job and without them our health and social care systems could not function.”

Carers Action Worcester – an umbrella group of organisations supporting carers in the county – will be on hand at a range of locations including The Guildhall, community hospitals in Pershore, Malvern and Evesham and Morrisons in Covercroft Road, Droitwich throughout the week offering help and advice.

For a full list of locations visit www.carersworcs.org.uk/images/cnsummer2014.pdf.

For more information on carers week visit www.carersweek.org.

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1:37am Sat 7 Jun 14

jb says...

You can ask for help but can't get it, social workers are quick to sympathise and offer advice but can't offer much practical help.
You can ask for help but can't get it, social workers are quick to sympathise and offer advice but can't offer much practical help. jb
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2:06pm Mon 9 Jun 14

psychoflump says...

jb wrote:
You can ask for help but can't get it, social workers are quick to sympathise and offer advice but can't offer much practical help.
Totally agree. About as much use as a chocolate teapot. Also, all this support for carers feels hypocritical. What is a carers allowance these days? £60 a week? For being a 24/7 skivvy. Pay them even half of what they save us as tax payers, anything else is just hot air and self congratulatory waffle.
[quote][p][bold]jb[/bold] wrote: You can ask for help but can't get it, social workers are quick to sympathise and offer advice but can't offer much practical help.[/p][/quote]Totally agree. About as much use as a chocolate teapot. Also, all this support for carers feels hypocritical. What is a carers allowance these days? £60 a week? For being a 24/7 skivvy. Pay them even half of what they save us as tax payers, anything else is just hot air and self congratulatory waffle. psychoflump
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