Archive for March, 2010

Jo takes on Snowdonia Marathon to raise funds for Vale carers

At 10am on Saturday, 30th October Jo Hendry, Crossroads Care in the Vale’s Counsellor and Group Facilitator, will be at the start line of the 2010 Snowdonia Marathon.

Jo is running to raise money for Crossroads Care in the Vale, and every penny raised will benefit carers of dementia sufferers throughout the Vale of Glamorgan.

Read JO’S SNOWDONIA MARATHON BLOG for updates. You can also join the conversation in Jo’s Facebook group and sponsor Jo on her JustGiving page.
And to show you what Jo is facing, here’s the approximate Snowdonia Marathon course

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Vale carers invited to local event to celebrate Carers’ Week

The Vale of Glamorgan Council, with help from local caring organisations such as Crossroads Care in the Vale, Carers UK and Cardiff & Vale Mental Health Development Project, is once again hosting its own event during Carers’ Week. This will take place in the marquee at Dyffryn Gardens, St Nicholas, on Tuesday 15th June.

There will be information stands, refreshments, a buffet lunch,  entertainment, complementary therapies, and guided walks in the beautiful grounds of Dyffryn House.

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Carers UK call for better support for carers

Carers UK have launched a campaign as they believe that, in 2010, social care is in crisis and in need of urgent reform. The main carers’ benefit is worth just £1.52 an hour, well short of the minimum wage of £5.73. It is less than that if you are retired, disabled, or on a low income.

Carers often pay a heavy price, with little financial support and few breaks from their caring role. Many are forced to give up work and face a constant battle for support. Some are pushed to the point of collapse.

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