From April 2014, ADCA is supporting the local Carers' Group which now meet every 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning between 10 and 12 noon at the Lord Combermere, The Square, Audlem.
The Support Group is open to everyone who provides care support to family members, friends or neighbours. Please drop in for coffee and chat, advice and support.
The Carers' Group is supported by our staff and experienced volunteers. Each month we have arranged speakers on topics of interest to carers.
Having the right information at the right time can make a huge difference when you are looking after someone. Each year CarersUK hold a Carers Rights Day to bring organisations across the UK together to help carers in their local community know their rights and find out how to get the help and support they are entitled to.
Every year, more than 2 million people become carers. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial and practical support. And it's not just people who are new to caring — even those who have been caring for years sometimes aren't aware of their entitlements.
Caring can present all kinds of challenges. We want every carer to know where to turn for advice, information and support, whether in their local community or online. Audlem Carers' Support Group, with funding from Cheshire East Council, now supports over 30 local carers through its twice monthly Support Groups, Carers' Breaks Days and Befriending Service.
Carers Rights Day raises awareness of the needs of carers with the public, decision makers and professionals, helping us realise our vision of a society that respects, values and supports carers. Audlem Carers' Support Group has been involved recently in lobbying Cheshire East Council on the need to maintain good quality local residential respite services for carers.
For more information or advice please contact Lynn Morear, ADCA's Assistant Coordinator, on 07376 070586