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Havering Council launches new carers hub in Romford town centre

PUBLISHED: 11:16 13 June 2018

Havering Council has launched a support service for carers in High Street, Romford.

Havering Council has launched a support service for carers in High Street, Romford.

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The hub in High Street opened on Monday and will provide information and advice, emotional support, peer support, social activities and training to carers.

Havering Council has launched a carers hub in Romford that will offer support to carers of adults with mental health issues, dementia, learning disabilities, physical disabilities and frailty.

The hub in High Street opened on Monday, June 11 and will provide information and advice, emotional support, peer support, social activities and training to carers.

Havering Carers Hub will also be hosting a carers’ forum for carers to take time out, meet others, and hear from speakers.

To celebrate National Carers Day on Wednesday, June 13 (today) carers and professionals are invited to the Romford YMCA in Rush Green Road from 10am – 2.30pm to participate in free yoga and mindfulness exercises, hand massages, a sing-along by Music for the Mind, and free health checks.

A council spokeswoman said: “Havering aims to support as many carers as possible, and by launching the Carers Hub during Carers Week we hope to raise awareness of this new service and celebrate and support carers.

“We understand the challenges they face and recognise the contribution they make We hope that by attending events during carers week they can see the positives of the new services.”

A carer who has recently been supported by the Carers Hub said, “I find the Havering Carers Hub very thoughtful, it’s nice getting a call asking how I am.

“A lot of carers need time to talk about their own needs sometimes and it’s not easy talking to friends and family.

“Carers need care too.”

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