Caring For The Carers

Hounslow Council event has information and lots of 'treats'

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Many carers can feel socially isolated, and their responsibilities may make it difficult for them to hold down a job. This can lead to financial hardship, health problems and stress.

One in eight people are currently carers, and three in five of the population will be a carer at some point in their lives.

A carer is someone who looks after a family member, partner or friend because of their illness, frailty or disability, and all the care that they give is unpaid.

As part of Carers Week - a UK-wide annual awareness campaign aimed at improving the lives of carers and the people they care for – Hounslow Council is holding its annual Carers Event Day on Friday, 13 June.

To give carers a well-deserved treat, there will also be hair, make-up and massage treatments available.
The Carers Event Day runs from 10.30-3.30pm on Friday, 13 June at the Lampton Park Conference Centre.

Hounslow council offers a range of support to carers, such as practical advice, information about financial support available and even arrange time out and short breaks for them and the person they care for.

The event will include information stalls run by private and voluntary organisations promoting the support that they give to carers, and there will be workshops for carers including:
• Carers training taster sessions
• Managing continence – practical advice and information
• Mindfulness – Meditation techniques
• Planning for the future (wills and powers of attorney)

Carers can drop in at any point during the day to meet other carers over tea, coffee or lunch. To book an activity or for a pampering treatment, please contact Adam Murrell on 020 8583 3124 email

To find out more about the support available for carers, visit

June 5, 2014