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​Carers - we need your thoughts and ideas!

Press release   •   Feb 18, 2019 12:38 GMT

Carers are being invited to a series of workshops to play their part in how support services are to be developed.

Bury Council and Bury CCG recently consulted carers and those who support them about the services they have used, their needs, and what provision for carers they would like to see in Bury. This was done using the written format, electronically using the One Community platform or face-to-face focus groups.

A number of feedback workshops is now being held as follows:

For carers:

  • Monday 4 March, 1-3pm - Lancaster Room, Bury Town Hall
  • Monday 4 March, 6-8pm - Peel Room, Bury Town Hall
  • Wednesday 6 March, 10am–noon - Peel Room, Bury Town Hall

For people who support carers:

  • Wednesday 6 March, 1-3pm - Peel Room, Bury Town Hall

Councillor Andrea Simpson, cabinet member for health and wellbeing, said: “Carers freely give their time and energy to support friends or family members. But caring for others should not be to the detriment of the carer’s own health and wellbeing, and carers can receive support in a number of ways – such as from Bury Council, the NHS, and the Voluntary, Community & Faith Alliance.”

If you would like to attend one of the workshops, email engagement@bury.gov.ukor call 0161 253 7926 confirming your name, organisation (if applicable) and the session you wish to attend.

Once the feedback sessions have taken place, the Carers Consultation findings will be published on The Bury Directory and One Community Bury.

ENDS

Press release issued: 18 February 2019.