Raising Awareness of Carers Week in North Yorkshire

Sunday, 01st June 2014

Published 01 June 2014.

Carers Week is a national event aimed at raising awareness of the thousands of carers in the UK and reaching out to support them.

Across the country, it is estimated that there are 6.5 million people currently caring for an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend. This means that one in eight of us may be helping somebody get dressed, turn in their sleep, go to the loo, go shopping or even administer medication. Statistics show that three out of five of us will become a carer at some point in our lives.

Of course, caring for others can be a hugely satisfying thing. However, it is also important to recognise that without appropriate support caring can have an extremely negative impact upon somebodys life such as causing ill health, poverty or social isolation. When caring is intensive, it can be hard to hold down a job or even maintain relationships with friends and family.

During Carers Week 2014 events will be taking place all around the UK to reach out to carers and help make them aware of the support and services available to them in their local community.

At Carefound Home Care we support elderly people to maintain an independent lifestyle at home, by offering both our hourly home care service and our 24-hour live in care service. We do this acrossHarrogate, Ripon, Wetherby and North Leeds and throughout Yorkshire when it comes to live in care. We will be featuring on local radio station, Stray FM, during Carers Week to raise awareness of the event and how carers and their families can contact us for free support and advice.

Carefound Home Care is a provider of specialist home care and dementia care services to elderly people in North Yorkshire, enabling clients to continue to live independently in the comfort of their own home whilst maintaining the highest quality of life achievable. Services provided include basic help in the home, companionship, personal care, medication help, post-operative rehabilitation, respite care and specialist help such as dementia care, Parkinson’s care and palliative care. The flexible service is available from 1 hour to 24 hours per day, 365 days a year, including a specialist live-in care option.

To contact Carefound Home Care in Harrogate call: 01423 774070, for Ripon call: 01765 530000, for Wetherby and North Leeds call: 01937 220200. For additional information please visit: www.carefound.co.uk.