Thursday, 18 March 2010

Carers - A Chance To Be Heard!

On today's show we spoke to Councillor Roma Mills about the Listening to Carers Day, organised by the St Albans Local Strategic Partnership.

The Partnership brings local organisations together to work together and is hosting a Listening to Carers Day for unpaid family carers who live in St Albans District. This is the chance for people who look after someone at home who is frail, ill or disabled to meet other people in the same position, to share experiences and to speak up about the issues that are most important to them.

The event will be held on Tuesday 23rd March at the District Council offices from 10.00am to 2.45pm with a free buffet lunch provided. Local MP, Anne Main, will be opening the event and meeting local carers and Gordon Conochie, Policy and Parliamentary Officer, Princess Royal Trust for Carers will deliver the key note address.

Carers in Hertfordshire will be helping to organise the day, because we want local Carers to have the chance:

  • To talk to one another about what is important to them
  • To find out information about local services
  • To agree what are the most important local issues
  • To decide how to take these forward.

Members of the Local Strategic Partnership want to understand how their services can make carers’ lives easier so some of them will be joining the afternoon session to help to agree a local plan of action to address carers’ issues. Make your voice heard and come to the Listening to Carers Day, to book a place telephone the West Team on 01442 253344 – we can also help with travel expenses and with alternative care costs.

For more information, check out this page on the Council's website.

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