Recognising the contribution of carers in Northumberland

The contribution made by carers in Northumberland is being recognised as part of National Carers Week.
 
Northumberland County Councillor Veronica Jones, cabinet member for Adult Wellbeing and Health, said: “There are around 37,000 people in Northumberlandproviding care for relatives, friends or neighbours and Carers Week is an opportunity to recognise what they do. 
 
“Many of them do not think of themselves as carers, and may not realise that there is help, and support specifically for them. 
 
“As a council we are proud to support organisations such as Carers Northumberland and Escape Family Support which provide valuable advice and support for carers in our county.”
 
ESCAPE Family Support is a countywide, user led service which supports families affected by drug and alcohol dependency in Northumberland, providing education, support, counselling, advice and empathy.
 
Carers Northumberland provides a range of free services and support designed to meet the needs of carers in Northumberland.
 
Also during the week, carers lead, Debra Dodds, attended Carers Northumberland’s Carers Week Celebration Event in Blyth to meet carers and show our support for the work they do.
 
To find out more about the support for carers in Northumberland visit
https://www.northumberland.gov.uk/Care/Support/Care-support-for-adults.aspx#carers
or contact Carers Northumberland at https://www.carersnorthumberland.org.uk/get-in-touch/
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