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Carers Convention 2015 in Carnoustie

Thursday 11th June 2015

The Angus Carers’ Centre held its annual Carers’ Day at the Carnoustie Golf Hotel on Wednesday 10 June to send out the message that “No one should care alone” and encouraged everyone to commit to Building Carer Friendly communities in Angus.

Over 100 carers from across Angus attended the event getting some well needed time away from their unpaid caring roles.  They enjoyed lots of funshops including family history, digital photography, cake decorating, African drumming, computing, table top gardening, Tai Chi, relaxation therapies and arts & crafts, as well as the opportunity to get more information about wills and trusts.

The event also gave carers the chance to catch up with news from the Carers’ Centre.

Chairperson, Steve Nicoll announced the Centre’s plans for their relocation to larger premises in Arbroath later on in the year. In 2014 -2015 the staff received 530 new referrals from people in Angus asking for help to look after their family or friends, an unprecedented number. Steve commented, “With this continuing demand on our services and the need to plan for the future, we are keen to work with the people of Angus to provide a centre of excellence for carers of all ages in Angus.”

Alison Myles, CEO said, “This is an extremely important and exciting development for the Carers Centre and for carers in Angus. Larger premises will allow us to provide much better facilities for carers whether they are attending our carer training programmes, our respite programmes or meeting each other for support. Carers of all ages from all parts of Angus will be welcome at this new Hub for Carers or can continue to meet in local venues across the burgh”.

The Angus Carers’ Centre runs events throughout the year for adult and young carers, and also provides information about the support services that are available to carers. To see the list of events that we organise throughout the year, click here.

To read about Young Carers Day 2015, follow this link.

We will be publishing a gallery of photos from Carers' Day shortly - so watch this space!

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Some of the carers who attenfded the workshop on Table Top Gardening