Support group launching for unpaid carers in Potters Bar

PUBLISHED: 13:12 18 November 2016 | UPDATED: 13:12 18 November 2016

Alex Daar, left, Caring Communities project officer at Carers in Hertfordshire, with carers and volunteers

Alex Daar, left, Caring Communities project officer at Carers in Hertfordshire, with carers and volunteers

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A new support group for unpaid carers in Potters Bar is holding its first meeting this month.

The Potters Bar Carers Support Hub has been set up by the charity Carers in Hertfordshire, and will enable carers to meet up once a month to socialise and share their views and experiences with each other.

The first Support Hub will take place from 10.30am to 12.30pm on Wednesday, November 30, in the Residents Lounge at Furzefield Court, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar.

Unpaid carers are invited to both this session and future meetings, which will take place at the same time on the last Wednesday of each month.

The Hub aims to provide emotional support for carers as well as practical tips and information. At some sessions there will be speakers from organisations that work with carers or people requiring care who talk about their services or requested topics, such as benefits and the Carer’s Assessment.

Alex Daar, Carers in Hertfordshire’s project officer for Caring Communities, said: “The Potters Bar Hub is the ninth hub that we are setting up through our Caring Communities Project thanks to funding from the Big Lottery Fund.

“Carers have told us how important it is to be able to meet other carers and have support based in the area they live. We look forward to welcoming carers to this new group.”

To learn more about the charity or if you want to attend the first Potters Bar Carer Support Hub meeting call 01992 58 69 69 or email contact@carersinherts.org.uk.

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