BCP Council is supporting local people during Carers Week, which runs from 6-12 June.
There are three drop-in events at local libraries at which a member of the BCP Council Carer Support Service (CRISP) team will be available to answer questions and give information about the help available.
Today, Monday 6 June, the team are at Bournemouth Library, from 10am to 4pm.
On Wednesday 8 June they visit Christchurch Library, from 10am to 4pm.
On Friday 10 June they round off the week at Rossmore Library, from 10am to 4pm.
Cllr Karen Rampton, portfolio holder for People and Homes said: “Unpaid carers make vital and often unseen contributions to the lives of others. This Carers Week is a chance for us to reach out and ensure they feel active and important members of our vibrant communities. I would urge every person who cares for someone – even if they don’t think of themselves as a ‘carer’ – to visit one of the library events for a chat about their wellbeing or contact us and seek support if they need it.”
Cllr Laurence Fear, lead member for Wellbeing said: “Carers Week gives us a priceless opportunity to show our appreciation and initiate important conversations with many carers across the area; assuring them that they are visible, valued and we are always here to support them.”
Carers who cannot get to one of the library events and are caring for someone who lives in Bournemouth, Christchurch or Poole can contact the CRISP Carer Support Service on 01202 128787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. They can also visit crispweb.org for more information.
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