Bluebird Care support Carers Week

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BLUEBIRD Care Thurrock & Castle Point is supporting Carers Week 2019, an annual campaign raising awareness of caring from 10–16 June.

Carers Week highlights the challenges carers may face as well as the contributions they make to their community. The campaign is supported by individuals and organisations across the UK by promoting the importance of caring.

Three in four carers feel their caring role is not understood or even valued by their community, at Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point we hope to raise awareness of the support available to unpaid carers across the local community.

This Carers Week, we’re coming together to build communities that support the health and wellbeing of carers. Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend.

Alvin Osei-Tutu, Director of Bluebird Care Thurrock & Castle Point, said:

“Carers Week highlights the challenges carers can face and the support they might need. We hope that by supporting this campaign it will provide help to those caring in our local area, and make them aware of the support that is available to them.

A carer is someone who provides care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring.”

The impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated. This Carers Week, events across the country will be sharing examples of good practice when it comes to carers staying healthy.

Visit the Carers Week website to find out more about the campaign and how you can get involved – www.carersweek.org.

Bluebird Care is a leading, award-winning provider of home and live-in care, specialising in working with customers who live with dementia, physical disabilities and many other acute and chronic conditions. Bluebird Care works alongside their customers’ families, social services and the NHS to ensure each person receives the care they need.

Bluebird Care offers a unique service of tailored care visits which range from anything from 45 minutes to full live-in support. As well as personal care they also help with meal preparation, welfare checks, shopping, social trips, visits to the hospital and provide extra support for post-discharge customers.

For more details contact Bluebird Care by calling 01375 800 111, emailing thurrockandcastlepoint@bluebirdcare.co.uk, or visiting their website http://www.bluebirdcare.co.uk/thurrock-castle-point/home

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