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Celebration event for carers

2nd March 2020

Carers of adults with a disability across the Armagh, Dungannon and Aughnacloy areas have been treated to some time out in recognition of their valuable role.

Organised by the Southern Trust’s Disability Day Care Team, over 80 carers of service users who attend Appleby, Station Road, Oakridge, Aughnacloy and Coalisland Day Centres were invited to the event to acknowledge and celebrate their caring responsibilities.

The event offered a range of information about support services for carers, advice on a range of wellbeing issues, personal health checks and complimentary therapies.

Guests were also treated to a hot lunch and a performance by the Oakridge and Coalisland Day Centres Makaton Choir

Speaking at the event Bronagh Mc Keown, Head of Disability Day Services for the Southern Health and Social Care Trust said:

“Our staff work in close partnership with carers to help our service users to live life to the full. Thanks to devotion of family members and carers, more and more people with a disability are living independently in their local communities.

“Caring for an adult with a disability is greatly rewarding, however can also be demanding and that is why it is so important for carers to look after their own health and wellbeing.

“We are delighted that so many carers were able to join us at today’s event to enjoy this much deserved time out and learn more about the range of support available to help them continue in their valuable caring role.”

The Armagh and Dungannon event follows similar me Out for Carers’ celebrations in  Craigavon and Banbridge and Newry and Mourne.