carers

This year’s theme for Carers Week is #makingcarersvisible.

Some carers don’t often identify themselves as carers and as a result these carers are much less likely to seek information, advice or assistance.

Carers week has been taking place this week and the Commissioning and Contracts team at Wrexham Council are supporting NEWCIS (WCBC’s commissioned carer service) in their awareness raising campaign of wearing “purple and green for carers to be seen”.

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97% of all care provided in the UK is provided by family and friends. The support that NEWCIS delivers to the carers in our community is much needed, however there are still carers who are invisible or not accessing support where it is available.

Hopefully, by raising awareness, more carers will identify and engage in services available to support them in their caring role.

Cllr Joan Lowe, Lead Member for Health and Adult Social Care said, “Going off the 2011 Census, more than 15,000 people – about 11 per cent of the total population of Wrexham – identify themselves as providing unpaid care. That’s about one in ten of all the people of Wrexham.

“Being a carer can often make people feel isolated and alone, especially with the current lock-down measures, so NEWCIS and all the advice and guidance available from them is invaluable in helping people feel part of a group and end their isolation. Thank you to all our carers for the valuable help they have given during this crisis.”

For more information about the support available for carers in Wrexham please contact:

NEWCIS are 01978 423114 or email  enquiries@newcis.org.uk

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