A Carers event is being held on Thursday 2 October at Mere Green Community Centre between 1pm and 3.30pm. the event, organised by a joint Patients Participation Group team from local Medical Centres at Four Oaks, Leyhill and Tudor practices, is open to all those who care for a friend or relative, whether full time or occasionally.
A number of organisations will be represented including Carers UK, Birmingham Carers Hub, North Birmingham Mental Health, along with many others. They will be there to answer any questions and address any concerns, and discuss what assistance can be offered to make a carer’s life easier.
Veronica Docherty, Chair of Four Oaks Medical Centre PPG, said “our medical staff at FOMC have concerns that although a number of people are registered as Carers within each practice there are many more who are unaware of immediate help that is available to those who are caring for neighbours and relatives out of the goodness of their hearts without the knowledge of substantive help that can be made available to those in this situation. We hope that those in that situation will visit the event on October 2nd and see the options available”.
Royal Sutton Coldfield’s MP, Andrew Mitchell, said “Taking on the responsibility of caring is an incredibly selfless act, and one that should be supported in every way possible. This is an excellent initiative that I hope as many people as possible will be able to attend to learn more about the support available to them, to reassure them that they are not alone in the excellent work that they do and that there is a support network for them to fall back on”.