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Tuesday 9 June 2015

‘Thank you’ to all carers in Cheshire East!


Cheshire East Council and its partners are saying a huge ‘thank you’ to the Borough’s carers this week with a series of events.

Carers’ Week runs until Sunday, June 14 and the Council is showing its support for their invaluable work by offering them chances to have a break, enjoy complementary therapies and take part in afternoon tea sessions.

Carers’ Week celebrates and recognises the contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers who look after an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend.

Together with NHS Eastern Cheshire and NHS South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), Cheshire East is committed to supporting unpaid carers of all ages and is working towards building ‘carer-friendly communities’.

As a partnership, it has also made a pledge towards achieving this on the ‘pledge wall’ at and is encouraging residents and businesses in Cheshire East to do the same.

Councillor Janet Clowes, Cabinet member in charge of adults, health and leisure, said: “We would like to encourage as many carers as possible to attend the Carers’ Week events in Cheshire East.

“They are designed to enable carers to access the support, information and advice they may need to help them to be recognised and supported.”

The following events are taking place this week:

Monday, June 8

· Carers’ Afternoon Tea, Crewe Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) – 1.30-3.30pm.

· Carers’ information and relaxation therapies, Knutsford Methodist Church Hall – 12-3pm.

Tuesday, June 9

· Crewe carers’ careers event, Brierley Street – 10am-2pm.

Wednesday, June 10

· Carers’ Afternoon Tea, Congleton Disability Information Bureau – 1.30-3pm.

· Complementary therapies, Neuromuscular Centre, Winsford – 10am-4pm.

· Parent carer celebration event, Ruby’s Fund Congleton – 10.30am-1.30pm.

· Drop in, Macclesfield Office Ropewalks – 10am-1pm.

· Day trip to carers’ caravan in North Wales (transport from Crewe) – 10am-4.30pm.

Thursday, June 11

· Crewe Support Group, Unit 1 Crewe office, relaxation techniques – 12-2pm.

· Garden party, East Cheshire Hospice, Macclesfield – 4-7pm.

· Caring with confidence, Handforth Health Centre – 10am-1pm.

· Carers’ Afternoon Tea, Shopmobility Macclesfield – 12-2pm.

· Complementary therapies, Neuromuscular Centre, Winsford – 10am-4pm.

· Visit to Ness Gardens, Neuromuscular Centre, Winsford – 11am.

Friday, June 12

· Information Stall, Leighton Hospital Outpatients, Crewe – 10.30am-2pm.

· Carers’ careers event, Macclesfield Library – 10am-2pm.

Saturday, June 13

· Family fun event, Congleton Leisure Centre – 1.30-3.30pm.

Some of these events require pre-booking, call Carers’ Trust Cheshire and Warrington on 01270 257331 for details. For more information on events at the Neuromuscular Centre in Winsford, call 01606 860911.

For further information on Carers’ Week, visit

Notes to editors

Most of the events above are organised by Carers’ Trust Cheshire and Warrington and Advice Cheshire East, and are sponsored and backed by Cheshire East Council.

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