Scarborough Support for Carers volunteers wanted

Front ltor Sarah Lally Marley and Shirley Lumb support local carers at Emmanuel St Johns Church. pic Richard Ponter 154519
Front ltor Sarah Lally Marley and Shirley Lumb support local carers at Emmanuel St Johns Church. pic Richard Ponter 154519

Scarborough Support for Carers is looking for volunteers to provide companionship to isolated carers.

Recent research carried out by the national charity, Carers UK, found that eight in 10 carers reported being isolated as a result of their caring role.

Support for Carers run a free volunteer visiting service that has provides companionship for one or two hours per week which enables a carer to meet friends, enjoy a hobby or catch up on some much needed rest.

Joan Ricketts, coordinator at Support for Carers, said: “Having some time off can be very difficult when you are providing help and support to someone at home and there are times when it can be a struggle.

“There are many people in the local area who are supporting a spouse, partner, relative or friend who need that extra support due to disability, frailty, memory problems or a debilitating illness.”

To find out more information drop in sessions are being held on Tuesday November 3 between 11am – 1pm, Derwent Valley Bridge Library, Ayton; on Wednesday November 4 at 2pm - 4pm at Scalby Library and Thursday November 5, 11am – 2pm at Scarborough Library. Or for more information call (01723) 364808 or visit www.scarboroughsupportforcarers.org.