Sharing info is caring as councillors learn more about charity - The Solihull Observer

Sharing info is caring as councillors learn more about charity

Solihull Editorial 8th Jun, 2023   0

A PAIR of Solihull Councillors found out a little more about a carers charity.

To mark Carers Week, which runs from June 5, Councillor Tony Dicicco, cabinet member for Adult Social Care and Health and Councillor Michael Gough, cabinet member for Children, Education and Skills, caught up with Carers Trust Solihull boss Brandon Scott-Omenka.

Brandon said: “I am excited about this year’s Carers Week. We will have a mix of public activity and digital information so carers unable to attend the events can also join in the annual celebration of the vital role that unpaid, mostly family carers play in Solihull.

“We started with our annual Carers Charity Walk on June 4 which got the week off to a fun start and end in the same vein with two coach trips to Weston-Super-Mare.”

Over the years, Carers Trust Solihull has been supported from Solihull Council; that has enabled the Trust to provide support to all ages of unpaid carers.

Coun Gough said: “I’d like to express my particular support for all the young carers in the borough.

“Solihull Carers Trust do incredible work to support these young people, ranging from advocating for them to organising days out and practical help.

“There’s a specific area of their website dedicated to Solihull Young Carers where you can find out how to access all the available support. If you are a young carer or know somebody who is, please take a look and see the help that’s out there.”

Coun Dicicco said: “The Council and Carers Trust are here to help carers look after their own health and wellbeing.

“Please make the most of what’s on offer to support you.

“That could be a training course or practical help so you can have a break from your caring role.

“The Council has successfully introduced a new respite facility for people with learning disabilities. ”

For more about Carers Trust Solihull call 0121 788 1143 or email [email protected].

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