Day for Carers event to be held in Camlough

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Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
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brain12There are an estimated 220,000 carers in Northern Ireland supporting a wide variety of vulnerable and frail people and people with disabilities and some 70,000 people in Northern Ireland become carers every year. Research shows that many carers find their role very stressful and that they face several challenges including accessing information, looking after their own health and well-being and dealing with the many changes which becoming a carer brings to their lives.
  There is also research which indicates that accessing support from a carers organisation and from other carers can make a significant difference to the quality of life for carers.
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March 14th 2017The Brain Injury Foundation provides support to carers of brain injury survivors and so was very pleased to have been approached by Suzanne McStravick of Association for Real Change who offered support for a carers event. Frank Dolaghan, Chair of BIF, consulted also with Eleanor Doherty of the Carers Trust and this team of three designed a Day for Carers which will be held in Our House, BIF’s new centre of excellence just outside Camlough.
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March 10th 2017Suzanne McStravick said, “We are really looking forward to the day and meeting as many carers as possible. All of the team presenting on the day have lived practical experience of caring and welcome the opportunity to share their experiences. The day will be interactive with lots of opportunities to meet other carers.”
  Eleanor Doherty of Carers Trust said that the Carers Day would complement the other workshops for carers which she and her colleagues deliver across the Southern Trust. The day is open to all carers, irrespective of the needs they support and will provide carers with opportunities to relax, to socialise, to make new friends, to share and learn from others and to meet experts in supports for carers.
  Attendance at the day is free but advance registration is required. Places can be reserved by phoning 30839943, emailing or texting 07936454573.
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