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Coronavirus: It’s carers week

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

11 June, 2020 — By Camden Council

PUBLIC INFORMATION PAGES FROM CAMDEN COUNCIL

It’s Carers Week

The theme of this year’s Carers Week is ‘making carers visible’ and Camden Council wants to celebrate and thank all Camden residents who are providing care. Caring for a family member, partner or friend can be challenging, particularly during COVID-19, but there is support available:

• Camden Carers Centre offer support and information. Call 020 7428 8950, email info@camdencarers.org.uk or go to camdencs.org.uk

• Sign up to Mobilise for regular e-support packages at mobiliseonline.co.uk/camden

• Young carers (under 18) can access information, advice, and practical support through Family Action. Email icyc@family-action.org.uk or visit family-action.org.uk

A carer’s story from lockdown

Alfred, 95, is one of the many people in Camden supporting a family member.

“I’ve been with my partner Sarah for 30 years. For the past two years she’s been living with dementia. I take her cups of tea in bed, and take her out, as well as doing household chores. COVID-19 has changed a lot for us – my daughter helps by picking up shopping so we can stay inside. Someone comes to help Sarah with personal care every day, we have a nice Social Worker, Martin, and I get support in my role as a carer from Camden Carers. They’ve all had a very big impact on our life.”

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