Carers’ Week in Cosham

Ben Muller, 31, with Caroline Haworth, 38, from The Carers Centre for Portsmouth City Council'''Picture: Malcolm Wells (150608-3077)

Ben Muller, 31, with Caroline Haworth, 38, from The Carers Centre for Portsmouth City Council'''Picture: Malcolm Wells (150608-3077)

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THE vital role of unpaid carers has been highlighted thanks to national Carers’ Week.

Representatives from the Southsea-based Portsmouth Carers Centre were out and about telling people about the support available for unpaid carers.

Carers’ development officer Caroline Haworth, 38, said a census revealed Portsmouth had about 17,500 unpaid carers, but many did not make use of the support available to them.

She said: ‘We’ve been raising the profile of our service and letting people know about the role of the unpaid carer.

‘We provide informational support and can connect carers with support groups across the city.’

More information about unpaid carers’ support can be found online at www.facebook.com/portsmouthcarerscentre.

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