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Carers in Hertfordshire launching Harpenden hub

PUBLISHED: 12:00 24 August 2018

Southdown Road, Harpenden. Picture: Danny Loo.

Southdown Road, Harpenden. Picture: Danny Loo.

Danny Loo Photography 2018

Carers in Hertfordshire are to launch a Carers Support Hub in Harpenden in order for carers in the area to gain support from each other and their local services.

The event is taking place on Tuesday, September 18 at the Quaker Meeting House, 12 Southdown Road, Harpenden, from 11.15 am to 2.15pm.

The Information and Support event is for all unpaid carers: someone who is looking after a relative, friend or neighbour that is elderly, ill or disabled. This event is designed to help them find the appropriate help and support available in the Harpenden area and find out how they could get involved in the hub.

The event will give the carers the opportunity to discuss what support they would find most useful from the hub. There will also be a yoga session where the carers will be able to relax and enjoy a gentle chair-based yoga.

Projects officer Alex Daar explained: “Hubs are run by volunteers for carers with support from Carers in Hertfordshire. They give carers the chance to meet up and socialise, share views, and find out what help is available locally. Hubs meet regularly and provide carers with an opportunity to keep updated on issues and services affecting them”

The Harpenden Hub is the fifteenth hub to be set up by through carers in Hertfordshire’s Caring Communities Project thanks to a Big Lottery Fund grant. The plan is to have sixteen hubs in Hertfordshire by 2019.

To book a place at the event on September 18 please email learning@carersinherts.org.uk or call 01992 58 69 69. You can also get in touch if you are a carer and cannot attend the event but are interested in learning more about the support available for you, or if you want to get involved in the hub.

Alternatively, visit www.carersinherts.org.uk

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