Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Speaking Up for Carers in Cambridgeshire!

Speaking Up is now being funded by Cambridgeshire County Council to provide an advocacy service for unpaid adult carers of adults - family members or friends who need support because of sickness, age, or disability. We're really excited to be developing the independent, free and confidential advocacy service in collaboration with Crossroads Care Cambridgshire, as it will have a massive impact on the lives of carers in the county and ensure that they have a powerful voice.

The recognition that carers have a right to have a life outside of their caring role has been an important development in social care. Issues relating to access to respite care, ongoing support, and access to information have been highlighted as being extremely important to the health and well-being of carers - and independent advocacy support can make all the difference to them.

"There's a real need for advocacy to be available, and to be reaching as many people as possible" Carer, Cambridgeshire

If you'd like more information on our new advocacy service for carers, please feel free to get in touch with our Advocacy Service Manager, Reiz, at reiz.evans@speakingup.org

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