‘Getting Carers Connected’ this Carers Week

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‘Getting Carers Connected’ this Carers Week

This year, NAViGO has joined forces with Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre to celebrate and promote National Carers Week 2019, which runs between 10th and 16th June.

All NAViGO carers are invited to join a day of celebrations on Monday 10 June from 1pm at Grimsby Fishing Heritage Centre on Alexandra Dock in Grimsby to enjoy an afternoon tea dance, tour of the heritage centre and meet local carers in the community.

Amy Quickfall, NAViGO Engagement and Project Lead and event organiser, said: “Looking after someone can be a hugely rewarding experience, but it sometimes comes with its difficulties, including getting the right support. This Carers Week, all parts of the community – family and friends, businesses, schools, health and care services – have a role to play in getting carers connected to the information and support they need.

“We think it is incredibly important to celebrate our carers and raise awareness of the vital contributions they make in North East Lincolnshire.”

It is estimated that there are 15,993 carers in North East Lincolnshire. NAViGO and the Carers’ Support Service want to help build a community which supports our carers and pledge to support all carers who support service users with a mental health illness.

NAViGO holds many different support groups covering a broad spectrum of knowledge, training, physical and emotional support for carers.

Amy added: “The wellbeing, support and social inclusion of our carers is our priority and something we are always striving to improve on. We are looking forward to celebrating our carers throughout Carers Week.”

For Carers Week 2019, charity Carers UK is joining forces with Age UK, Carers Trust, Motor Neurone Disease Association, MS Society, Rethink Mental Illness and Sense to help raise awareness of caring around the country.

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