Do you look after a relative or friend who due to disability, addiction, illness or age couldn’t manage without you?  If the answer is yes then the Carer’s Service will be of help to you.

This free service brings together a load of great information, advice and guidance to help you in your caring role and also gives you access to training and offers.  Did you know, for instance, that you can get cool 50% discount at any of the Freedom Leisure Centres if you attend as a carer?  Or that you could get some free beauty treatments and discounted rates at Salon Ial at Coleg Cambria?

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You can also get access to counselling and telephone befriending services, both of which are very popular for Carers and they get lots of referrals for these services.  There’s the social side too with events and outings to make sure you don’t feel isolated at all.

You can attend support groups and on the first Thursday of the month between 10.00 and 2.00 you can just drop in and see someone for a chat or to get information, advice and support.  There’s no need for an appointment.  The service is based based at the AVOW building, 21 Egerton Street in the town centre.

“the Service is invaluable in helping people feel part of a group and end their isolation”

Cllr Joan Lowe, Lead Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said:

“The Carer’s Service is an invaluable help to many carers in Wrexham who would really struggle without their help and support.  Being a carer can often make people feel isolated and alone and very frustrated so the support network and all the advice and guidance available from the Service is invaluable in helping people feel part of a group and end their isolation.”

So if you answered yes to are you an unpaid carer – what’s stopping you from registering in order to get the benefits and support straight away?

Ring for further information on 0800 276 1070 or 01978 318812, drop them an email contact carers@avow.org or telephone  or take a look at their website here

They’re also on Facebook, facebook.com/Wrexham Carers Services and Twitter, @WrexhamCarers

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