More help for those who care

A NEW service has been launched in the Scarborough area to support those caring for their grandchildren as a result of misuse of drugs or alcohol in the family.

Alison Perry, senior care co-ordinator at the North Yorkshire Family and Carers Service, said: “In times of family crisis, grandparents often step in to provide caring, rather than see their grandchildren taken away from the family.

“But carers live on a daily basis with significant psychological and financial stress and pressure. Our service offers a range of specific support for people, which includes counselling, information and advice, as well as a range of therapies to help people to maintain their own health and wellbeing.”

Go to www.familyandcarers.org ot call 0800 7316338.