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Bromley charity hopes Carers Week will raise awareness

PUBLISHED: 10:11 07 June 2016 | UPDATED: 10:11 07 June 2016

Carers week focuses on people who care for others

Carers week focuses on people who care for others

AlexRaths

There are an estimated 33,000 carers in Bromley borough

A Bromley charity is hoping Carers Week will raise awareness of the challenges faced by carers and the contribution they make to the community.

There are an estimated 33,000 carers in the Bromley borough alone, and Carers Bromley provides support for such individuals.

The focus this year is on building carer-friendly communities that support carers while recognising they are individuals with needs of their own.

Carers Week is taking place between June 6 and June 16.

Lynne Powrie, chief executive of Carers Bromley, said: “Becoming a carer is a life-changing experience. Knowing there is help and support locally for you can make all the difference.

“We know that carers need emotional support and respite in order to cope well and Carers Bromley offers these and many other services.

“We also offer confidentiality and would urge carers to make contact with us to find out how we can help.”

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