Aberdeenshire carers applauded

VSA Carers Week:
VSA Carers Week:

AN event in support of this year’s Carers’ Week (June 18-24) was held the Acorn Centre last week.

Carers’ Week highlights the vital contribution made by carers to their families and communities in providing unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled.

VSA Aberdeenshire Carers’ Support organised the event for local carers. The theme, this year was ‘In Sickness and in Health’ and called for greater support of the 6.4 million unpaid carers in the UK, to help them continue in their caring role without facing ill health, stress or financial worry.

Lucy whiteman, VSA Carers Carers Support said: “Many carers in Aberdeenshire say their caring role has a negative impact on their health, finances, working and social life, as well as their general wellbeing.

“At the event we brought together carers from all corners of Aberdeenshire as well as staff from Alzheimer Soctland, Advocacy North East, Aberdeenshire Council, NHS Grampian and Cornerstone Direct Payments to celebrate the vital contribution made by carers to our communities and to discuss issues they are facing, and looking at ways to make these more manageable.”