Alpacas attraction visit organised by carers resource team

The Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource visit to Beacon Alpacas.
The Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource visit to Beacon Alpacas.

Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource recently took a group of carers on a visit to Beacon Alpacas where they got to learn everything about the animals.

The trip gave them some much-needed respite from their caring role.

The day also gave the carers the opportunity to build their confidence, self-esteem and make new friends.

Dawn Brookes, project lead, said: “This is one of a range of activities we can offer, that increases health and wellbeing in participants.

“We support adult carers in a number of ways, including, providing information and advice for their caring role, and providing a bespoke plan to help carers break down the barriers they have, to help them achieve their goals and aspirations with a view to returning to employment and becoming financially independent.”

The carers resource is part of Action Towards Inclusion as Keyworker partners in a £7.4m project that is funded by the Big Lottery and European Social Fund as part of the Building Better Opportunities initiative.