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SUPER SUPPORTERS: Charity launches new support service for unpaid carers in Pinner

 Published on: 11th December 2023   |   By: Panayiota Demosthenous   |   Category: Uncategorized

Local charity Harrow Carers is launching a new support service which will help to connect carers in Pinner and across the borough.

The new befriending service will allow unpaid carers to take time to focus on themselves and regain a sense of wellbeing.

These unsung heroes who look after their ill, frail, disabled or vulnerable loved ones will receive a regular visit or call from a volunteer for 10 weeks. After that, if necessary, they will be referred to other support services in Harrow.

The charity spoke to Pinnernews and said: “For many carers, this could be the only connection to the outside world.”

This service is a part of the network of free support that has been offered by Harrow Carers for the past 27 years.

The charity has helped to support nearly 6,000 carers through free activities such as archery, yoga, crafts and Zumba, as well as dementia support, training events, and other services.

Karen Gilchrist, adult services manager at Harrow Carers, said: “We would like to particularly place importance on the carers, who often get overlooked.

“Apart from the regular company, we will provide them with a link to the local community and other services and ensure they are better informed of their rights.”

If you would like to volunteer or find out more about accessing the scheme, please contact Kalpana Mehta by calling 07719 068413 or emailing Kalpana.mehta@harrowcarers.org

Photo credit: Harrow Carers

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