Carers’ Week event at Dyffryn to provide information for Carers

Browsing the information stands at last year's event

There are almost six million carers in the UK, with 1.25 million people providing care for 50 hours a week or more. These are just two of the statistics provided by the organisers and promoters of Carers’ Week 2012, which will run from 18th to 24th June.

This year’s theme is ‘In Sickness and in Health’, which aims to highlight how the health and well-being of carers is paramount; how cuts to local services have a knock-on effect on the health and well-being of unpaid carers; and how recognition by professionals can help to make a massive difference.

The Vale of Glamorgan Council is once again getting together with various local caring organisations and charities, including Crossroads Care in the Vale, to organise a carers’ information and social event at Dyffryn Gardens on Tuesday 19th June.

Based in the marquee, there will be information stands, therapies such as reflexology, guided walks in the grounds, a buffet lunch and musical entertainment. Admission is by ticket only. 

If you are a carer living in the Vale of Glamorgan, and would like to register your interest in the event, please telephone James Livingstone, Carers Development Officer at the Vale of Glamorgan Council, on (01446) 704604.