A support event at East Surrey Hospital on Thursday 14 June (2018) will highlight the vital role of carers.
The afternoon will be a chance to find out about the many organisations that can offer support to carers and help them find the right practical help.
Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust (SASH), which runs the hospital, says the role of a carer can be demanding and without support can impact on a person’s physical health and mental wellbeing.
Chrissie Brooks, patient experience lead at SASH, said:
“Many carers may feel that they are just being a husband, a wife, a mum, a dad, a son, a daughter, a friend or a good neighbour and often the vital support they provide is not recognised.
This event will be an opportunity to highlight just how important caring is and that there is support, information and advice available in the local community for those providing informal care.
Caring can be hugely rewarding, but some carers are faced with challenges and we want to encourage carers to stay healthy and connected.”
The afternoon takes place at the Postgraduate Education Centre, East Surrey Hospital, 2.30 – 5.30pm, on Thursday 14 June (2018).
Like last year, SASH is running the event as part of national Carers’ Week, which runs 11-17 June.