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Carers Showcase in Buckinghamshire

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6:01am 15th June 2011
(Updated 6:54am 17th June 2011)

A series of events is taking place across Buckinghamshire this week - to highlight the work of, and raise funds to support carers in the county.

Around 44,000 people are legally recognised as carers but not everyone in Bucks - knows about all the help and respite support that THEY are also entitled to.

Jo-Ann Woolf from CarersBucks, told Mix96, the fundraising today in the Market Square and Friars Square is not only useful to them - but a handy point of contact for carers wanting more information "every penny raised this week goes into specific funds. We in turn are supported by Buckinghamshire County Council.  One of the ways we can help people who act as carers for family and loved ones - is to offer respite breaks.

Everyone is entitled to a break - for whatever reason they have."

Jo-Ann added "You MUST have a break - you can apply to us (CarersBucks) and we will help you fund your (respite) sitting service.

If a carer is in a lonely or isolated position, especially caring for somebody with mental, physical or other challenging behaviour - over time, it can have a detrimental effect on the wellbeing of the carer - it's essential they seek help too."

For more information contact CarersBucks on 01296 392711 or click HERE

FUTURE (Sunday 26th)

* Red Kite Ramble - 5 mile charity walk - a chance to enjoy a fab summers day - and raise money for Carers Bucks by taking part in a sponsored walk through the beautiful Chiltern countryside. 1015hrs at Saunderton estate. Details on 01296 392 711

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