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Publication Date: 06/06/2011 

Carer's Week 13-19 June 

Events planned in Lanarkshire 

 

“During Carers’ Week, as well as celebrating the work carers do, we will raise awareness of the type of support and advice that is available.” 

NHS Lanarkshire Carer Support Team will be helping to recognise and celebrate the contribution of Scotland’s 650,000 carers during Carers’ Week.

The national awareness week runs from Monday 13 to Sunday 19 June.

And in Lanarkshire various events and information stalls will help raise awareness of the vital work of carers.

Elaine Harrow, co-ordinator for Carers at Hairmyres Hospital, said: “Carers play a huge role in providing care, dedicating much of their time to help look after someone who would otherwise be unable to care for themselves.

“However, many carers don’t see themselves as carers even although the work they do can have a detrimental affect on their own health.

“The NHS Lanarkshire Carer Support Team can offer a wide range of advice and help to carers.

“During Carers’ Week, as well as celebrating the work carers do, we will raise awareness of the type of support and advice that is available.”

NHS Lanarkshire Carer Support Team will host information stalls at Wishaw General, Monklands and Hairmyres hospitals.

There will also be a Carers’ Information Roadshow in Rutherglen Town Hall on Monday 13 June, from 10am to 2pm.

At this event, which is funded by Awards for All Scotland, there will be Information stalls from more than 25 organisations including the NHS, Social Work Resources - South Lanarkshire Council, Benefits Project Team, Strathclyde Police, Jobcentreplus and Care Repair.

If you wish to discuss a carer issue, or are looking for more information on the support available for carers, the contacts are: