Time to care for the carers

HELP is needed to host an extra special day out for the county's many family carers.The Suffolk Carers charity have been running a Pamper Carer's day for several years but this will be only the second one to be held at their new centre in Claydon.

HELP is needed to host an extra special day out for the county's many family carers.

The Suffolk Carers charity have been running a Pamper Carer's day for several years but this will be only the second one to be held at their new centre in Claydon.

The day is a chance for many of the people in this county who devote their lives to caring for ill or disabled friends or family members to relax and unwind.

Mandy Emms, centre manager, said: "The aim of the day is to give people who usually spend all their time caring for others a chance to actually stop and think about themselves.


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"Last year we ran a series of art workshops and music sessions as well as giving people the chance to try out a number of complementary therapies such as reiki and reflexology.

"We also had people giving the carers makeovers and doing their hair.

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"Something as simple as having your nails painted can make a huge difference to someone who never usually has the time or the money to focus on themselves."

There are an estimated 98,000 family carers in Suffolk and the Family Carer's Centre opened last year to help provide them with a vital place to go for advice and support.

The Pamper Carers day is scheduled to take place on June 16 and the centre is looking for help, either through donations, or from anyone who is interested in providing an activity.

If you can help, or if you are a family carer who is interested in going along, contact Mandy Emms at the centre on 01473 835411.

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