Newry Mayor pays tribute to local Short Breaks Carers

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Tuesday, March 3rd, 2015
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The Mayor of Newry and Mourne District Council, Daire Hughes recently hosted a reception to recognise the work of Short Breaks Carers in supporting families who have children with a disability. Short Breaks Carers across the Southern Health and Social Care Trust area provide parents with regular breaks from caring, whilst also providing children with new experiences and opportunities with another family or carer. Speaking at the event Mayor Hughes said, “This is an excellent service for families and gives them the opportunity to avail of respite/short breaks which I am sure is very much needed and gives parents the opportunity to recharge their batteries. “It also provides the child with a disability the opportunity to have a break, as many children with disabilities do not have the same social opportunities as other young people. This service is an invaluable asset within our District and this is why I am delighted to host this reception tonight. “It is a great honour to recognise carers, who in my opinion have a vocation to dedicate their lives to caring for others. I want to thank each and everyone of you for the service you provide and you are an example to everyone,” the Mayor added. For further information on becoming a Short Break Carer and the training and support available Email: Christine.Hynes@southerntrust.hscni.net or Tel: 028 3082 5025.

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