Helping carers make sure they have time for themselves

132513a 'Support for carers has appointed a new volunteer co-ordinator, Paul Goodwin.'Picture by Neil Silk'18/06/13
132513a 'Support for carers has appointed a new volunteer co-ordinator, Paul Goodwin.'Picture by Neil Silk'18/06/13
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Scarborough charity Support for Carers is celebrating a recent appointment to its team. Paul Goodwin (pictured), who has a marketing and business background, has been tasked with raising the profile of the charity and its work and for the recruitment of volunteers.

He said: ”Support for Carers is one of Scarborough’s best kept secrets and really offers a worthwhile service to the community; a service that I would have benefited from when I was caring for my late mother-in-law, but just didn’t know about.” Founded in 1988, the charity’s primary role is to offer support for those that care for someone at home by providing a free volunteer visiting service.

Paul said: “The visiting service gives the carer an opportunity to do the things that they want to do; hairdressers, an important appointment, maybe just doing some work in the garden! Anyone who is caring or has cared for someone at home will recognise this need, and hopefully get in touch with us to take advantage of the service.” If you could give two to three hours a week of your time to help give a carer back some of their free time, or if you know someone who could benefit from the service, call (01723) 364808. 132513a