Caring for carers in Elmbridge

To mark Carers’ Week from 11-17 June 2018, Elmbridge Borough Council’s Relief Carers Scheme is gearing up for a series of events aimed at raising awareness and providing support to carers in the Borough. The Relief Carers Scheme offers services and specialist day groups for people living with memory loss or confusion, and support services for their carers.  

Across the UK it is estimated that more than 6.5 million people currently provide some form of unpaid care for a loved one. From this number, research suggests that many feel their caring role is frequently misunderstood and devalued by their community, leading to feelings of isolation and loneliness. To help recognise the valuable contribution carers make to friends, family and the local community the Relief Carers Scheme will be welcoming carers from across Elmbridge to information and social events.

Carers’ Week (11 – 17 June) Community Support Services Events 

  • Carers Information Walk-in Event: Tuesday 12 June from 10am-1pm at the Civic Centre, Esher KT10 9SD

  • Memory Loss Drop-in Café: Thursday 14 June from 10am-12pm at Walton Centre for the Community, Walton-on-Thames KT12 2PB 

  • Alz Café ‘Fish and Chip Supper’ with entertainment: Thursday 14 June 6-8pm, Claygate Centre for the Community, Claygate KT10 0EH. This carers event is charged at £5.00, with complimentary transport available. Spaces are limited, to book your place please call 01372 474547 or email reliefcare@elmbridge.gov.uk. This event has been subsidised through a donation from Walsingham Care.

If you are a carer and currently do not receive support, or would like more information on local services, then these events are a great opportunity to find out how the Elmbridge Relief Care Scheme could help you.

For more information on all Relief Care services call 01372 474547, email reliefcare@elmbridge.gov.uk or visit our webpages.

Date published: 12 June 2018

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