Crossroads, the charity in Bute and Cowal which offers support to the area’s carers, is looking to identify people on Bute who look after a relative or friend as part of National Carers’ Week.
The organisation is holding an event in the Victoria Hotel in Rothesay on Tuesday, June 9 between 11am and 3pm, when information on Crossroads’ services will be available.
Many people do not recognise or see themselves as a carer therefore are missing out on the vital support that is available to help them continue in what can be a challenging and isolating role of a carer.
Carers are often wives, husbands, partners, parents, daughters, sons, friends or neighbours who look after a relative or friend of any age who needs some additional support due to a variety of reasons such as a physical or mental health problem, dementia, disability, old age and frailty, a learning disability or addictions.
Crossroads - Caring for Carers has been providing a welcome service for many years on Bute which includes respite, support groups, short breaks, health and wellbeing strategies, holistic therapies, information sessions, advice, information and advocacy on matters relating to caring, one-to-one directive support, social events and much more.
If you’re an unpaid carer on Bute who doesn’t know about Crossroads and its services, at Tuesday’s event you’ll be able to meet friendly staff and carers who are already using its services. Tea and coffee and light bites will be available, along with information on matters relating to caring, pamper sessions provided by Crossroads’ holistic therapist, and much more.