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Carers are people who look after someone, usually a relative who is unable to manage without help because of disability.
It is estimated that the unpaid role of carers saves the economy in the region of £87 billion every year. Carers get little respite on a day to day basis. Sometimes outside support can be the lifeline that allows them to continue caring in the long term.
It’s reported that 20% of carers are not in good health. At mirus we know how important it is to the carer’s health and wellbeing to have the occasional break and spend time with other friends and family members. It’s vital carers don’t reach a crisis point which means they are unable to continue with their caring role.
Both the carer and the adult or child with a disability benefit from mirus respite breaks, holidays and residential short stays. The carer can ‘recharge their batteries’ with the knowledge that the person with a disability is having a good time in the ‘hands’ of skilled, friendly staff.
Why not come and meet us on Carers' Rights Day event on Friday 29 November 2013?
mirus respite will be attending Carers' Day event being run by Cardiff Council on Friday 29th November in Cardiff Central Library. It’ll be running between 10am-4pm.
There will be lots of other information stands from local and national organisations who are there to show carers what support systems are in place for them within Cardiff. There will also be NHS drop in sessions on how do deal with stress, and the library is launching a Carers’ Library Card which allows carers additional time on any loans they make.
For further information please click here to visit our events page.