Coffee Morning to celebrate Carers Week

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The Northern Health and Social Care Trust is urging carers to get in touch and use the support open to them as part of carers week (9-15 June).

The week highlights the vital contribution made by carers to their families and communities in providing unpaid care for someone who is ill, frail or disabled.

It is estimated that there are 207,000 carers in NI who look after a loved one who is frail, ill or disabled. 55% of carers in Northern Ireland are aged 45 or over, with 21% of carers being over 60 years old and one quarter of all carers providing more than 50 hours care per week.

 

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