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National Carers Week – Book a Break

Written by Dave Cookson, 20th June 2011

Posted on behalf of Zoe Gilling, Business Manager

National Carers Week is drawing to a close. This year, the theme for the week was ‘The True Face of Carers’. It calls for greater recognition for the diverse range of people who give up their time, money and health to look after somebody else.

We are also coming to the end of our Book a Break from Caring project funded by the Department of Health’s innovation fund. To date, this fund has enabled us to introduce approximately forty carers to the benefits of shared reading by incorporating Get into Reading tasters into an established Caring with Confidence course, through running Get into Reading sessions and by providing free training in reading aloud with someone you care for.

Through this project funding we are running one final training session in reading aloud with someone you care for.  The course is open to all carers, and is free of charge, with travel expenses paid. The course will be held at 19 Abercromby Square on Wednesday 29th June between 2pm and 5pm, and on Wednesday 6th July between 2pm and 5pm.  If you are a carer, or know a carer who might like more information or to book a place on this course please contact Michele Doyle on or telephone 0151 794 2830.

We took part in the Carers week celebrations by attending a carers event hosted by Wirral CVS and another hosted by Local Solutions.  The event at Local Solutions held at St George’s Hall and was opened by the Mayor of Liverpool. Here are Zoe and Michele at the event befriending the Town Crier.

2 thoughts on “National Carers Week – Book a Break

jane says:

That looks more like hi-jacking than befriending!

Eleanor Stanton says:

If you are a carer and would like to attend a Get Into Reading group, we still run two “Book Break” groups especially for carers. They run every Tuesday 1pm-2.30pm at Toxteth Library, Windsor Street, Liverpool and every Thursday 1pm-3pm at The Lauries centre in Birkenhead.

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