Information day will advise carers

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AN INFORMATION day for carers in Portsmouth is going to be held to help thousands of people who care for loved ones.

Portsmouth City Council and NHS Portsmouth are launching a new four-year strategy, which sets out 11 priorities to help improve the lives of carers in the city.

The free event, which takes place on Monday, June 13, at the Holiday Inn, Pembroke Road, Old Portsmouth, will give careers the opportunity to find out more about the strategy.

During the day, which runs from 11am to 6pm, people can listen to a series of guest talks, watch the launch strategy film and take part in a range of activities such as Zumba workshops or having a massage.

Councillor Leo Madden, cabinet member for health and social care, said: ‘Carers play a vital role in promoting and maintaining the wellbeing of the people of Portsmouth so it’s hugely important that they receive the support they deserve.

‘This strategy is our commitment to improving their lives, setting out 11 key priorities that will help meet their needs.’

Innes Richens, director of commissioning at NHS Portsmouth, added: ‘I hope many carers are able to come to the launch.’