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Sunday, June 9, 2019

County council backs Carers Week

Denbighshire County Council is backing a national event supporting carers.

Carers Week will take place across the UK between June 10 and 16 and raises awareness of carers, recognising the contribution they make to families and communities.

As part of its Corporate Plan, the council has committed to supporting carers by improving the services that exist and ensuring young, parent and adult carers are aware of the support available to them.

Cllr Bobby Feeley, lead member for Well-being and Independence, said: “Carers play a pivotal role in our society and I would like to thank all Denbighshire carers for the support they provide.

“Carers Week brings individuals and organisations together to show the importance of caring, celebrate carers and their contribution and help carers find out what support is available to them.

“Here in Denbighshire we are working hard to support carers by improving the provision of information, advice and assistance, helping carers access leisure services, providing financial support to allow carers to take short breaks, by offering training for carers to support and maintain their caring role as well as promoting life-long learning for people who have a caring role and supporting carers to continue working or re-enter the workforce.”

Across Wales 370,000 people are carers, supporting a loved one who is older, disabled or seriously ill with 11,600 of those in Denbighshire.

Denbighshire County Council will also be launching a new information leaflet during Carers Week.

* For more information about carers contact Denbighshire’s Single Point of Access on 0300 456 1000 or North East Wales Carers Information Service (NEWCIS) on 01745 331181 or via

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