SOLIHULL Council and Carers Trust Solihull are encouraging young people and adults who look after a family member or friend to join them for an information event at the Council’s Civic Suite.
The event has been organised by Carers Trust Solihull to coincide with Carers’ Rights Day and will focus on practical support for carers, including the cost of living this winter.
It will involve Citizens Advice, Age UK Solihull, Act on Energy, Healthwatch, Sydney Mitchell Solicitors and Solihull Council.
Coun Tony Dicicco, Solihull Council’s cabinet member for adult social care said: “Along with the practical information and advice available, we are encouraging carers to think about their own wellbeing.
“As part of our Carers’ Strategy, we’ve committed to help carers live a good life alongside their caring roles.
“Carers need time for themselves.
“That could mean joining a support group, using our sitting service or residential respite. Please drop in and find out how we can help.”
The event takes place on Wednesday (November 22) from 4.30pm pm to 7pm.
Coun Michael Gough, cabinet member for children’s services, added: “We know that many people still don’t identify themselves as carers but refer to themselves as simply doing what a parent/daughter/husband/sibling/good neighbour would do.
“We want to encourage carers of all ages to recognise their vital role and come along to find out about the support available in Solihull.”
Visit the Carers Trust Solihull website www.solihullcarers.org for full details or call Carers Trust Solihull on 0121 788 1143.