May 17thMary B
I have just been chatting with Wendy who runs Chill4usCarers - you can find her useful website at http://chill4us.com Wendy says: "One of the biggest challenges facing a Carer today is a sense of isolation and social exclusion. Anyone can become a carer in an instant, nobody is immune, it’s not until it happens to YOU that caring for a sick or disabled loved one is understood and the everyday struggles a carer lives with 24/7, isolation and social exclusion is a big factor. Elderly citizens need care and respect but they don’t get it because they are classed as unprofitable. Yet they gave us the society we have today." Chill4usCarers is a friendly independent non profit voluntary organization with a constitution and committee, set up in 2002. It is Carers Week coming up soon - June 18 to 24, 2012. The theme for Carers Week in 2012 is ‘In sickness and in health’ recognising the strain families are under as they see services cut back. There are calls for better financial and practical support for the diverse range of people who have caring responsibilities. Carers Week is organised by a partnership of Age UK, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, Marie Curie Cancer Care, MS Society, and Parkinson’s UK. For more information please visit www.carersweek.org.
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