Unpaid carers from across Bury are once again being invited to come and have their say on future services and support for them.
Defined as somebody who provides support or looks after a family member, partner or friend, there are around 3,000 ‘official’ unpaid carers in the borough with many, many more performing the role on an unofficial basis.
The newly-formed Bury Local Care Organisation has been consulting with carers as it plans services for the future.
Now it is running a series of further sessions to let people know what’s happened so far, feed back on proposals and to hear again what carers themselves think.
The first session is this coming Tuesday in Prestwich, with two further sessions in the centre of Bury to follow.
A spokesperson said: “At the outset we were keen to acquire a collective understanding of current carer services, what is currently available and what services and support carers feel there should be in Bury.
“This was to enable us to identify any gaps and give us the opportunity to develop commissioned and community services to meet the needs of carers in Bury.
“We will be undertaking a final round of engagement sessions to confirm what we know to date. We are very much open to further ideas on how to deliver carers’ services and welcome thoughts on how we shape the future of carers service in Bury.”
The sessions will be held at:
Tuesday 14th May, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Memorial Hall, the Longfield Suite, Prestwich
Wednesday 15th May, 9:30am – 11:30am The Box studio, The Met Theatre, Market Street Bury
Monday 20th May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm TheLancaster Room Elizabethan SuiteKnowsley Street, Bury BL9 0SW
If you would like to attend or require any further information, please book on to your preferred session by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 0161 253 5439.