Elgin to host a celebration of the work of unpaid carers

AN OPPORTUNITY TO recognise the contribution made by unpaid carers in Moray is set to take place in the Elgin Town Hall next month.

Carers and those they care for are being invited to a free day of entertainment, chat, advice and information organised by the Moray Carer Service Provider Network.

The celebration of the work undertaken by unpaid carers will be held on June 10 from 10am until 4pm and includes the first ever ‘Carer Friendly Community Awards’, which will recognise the work of organisations, individuals and services.

Held in the middle of ‘Carers Week’, the event will be one of several around the country that get people together to swap experiences on services and support that can make a difference to carers’ lives.

Pauline Knox, the senior carers’ strategy officer at the social care partnership, said that becoming a carer can impact significantly on a person’s life. She added: “It takes time, energy, can leave you isolated and can be costly.

“It is important people who are already caring and those who are new to caring make sure they are accessing all the practical and emotional support they need to care safely as well as look after themselves.”

The event has been funded through a grant from the Scottish Government Carers Information Strategy and is open to anyone working in health and social care services.

To help with catering arrangements places at the Carers Celebration should be booked in advance by calling Quarriers on 01343 556031 before Friday, June 5.

The event is funded thanks to a grant from the Scottish Government’s Carers Information Strategy – it is also open to anyone who works in health and social care services.