Thurrock Adult Community College support Carers Week

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Who: Thurrock Adult Community College

What: Supporting Carers in Thurrock with a dedicated course starting during Carers Week 2018, which runs from 11-17 June.

When: 3 week course starts Friday 15 June 2018

Where: Grays Adult Education Centre, Richmond Road, RM17 6DN

THURROCK Adult Community College (TACC) is inviting local carers to come together during Carers Week to celebrate the vital contribution made by carers in Thurrock and learn new skills in a friendly and encouraging adult environment.

The supportive taster sessions, over 3 weeks, take place at the Grays Adult Education Centre and is aimed at carers over 19 giving help or support to a relative or friend who is ill, disabled, elderly or in need of emotional support. The course will help carers to stay ‘healthy and connected’ giving an opportunity to learn new skills and develop their confidence to achieve personal goals. Find out more with on their coffee morning on Friday 8 June from 10.30am to 1.30pm. Call the college on 01375 372476 to enrol on the Move On With Your Health, Your Life course starting Friday 15 June – still only £2.70 for all 3 weeks (refreshments included).

Julia Wright, Curriclum Manager for Wellbeing at TACC said:

“This course is vital to the carers of Thurrock, because it gives them an opportunity to address social isolation issues with being a Carer, develop self-esteem and promote friendships. Learning new skills can be more than useful, it can also improve our mental wellbeing.”

Heléna Herklots CBE, on behalf of Carers Week, said:

“It’s fantastic to see so many events taking place across the country to support local carers. Carers Week is an opportunity for organisations to join our calls to keep carers Healthy and Connected. We know that carers often put their own needs to the ‘back of the queue’, often delaying doctors appointments or breaks from caring which could help them stay well. So, whether through work, the community, school or university, at home, or among friends, we all have a role to play in helping carers access the support they need to look after their own physical and mental health this Carers Week.”

Carers Week 2018 is made possible by Carers UK joining forces with Age UK, Carers Trust, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, Motor Neurone Disease Association, MS Society and Which? Elderly Care and kindly supported by Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition. The eight charities driving Carers Week are calling on individuals, services and organisations across the country to help carers stay Healthy and Connected – accessing the practical, financial and emotional support they need to maintain their own wellbeing.

Thousands of events are taking place across the country during Carers Week, and thousands of people have already pledged their support for carers online. To find out more about events in Essex visit

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