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Carers Day a big success at the Liberty Stadium

More than 150 carers and the professionals who support them shared their experiences and learned more about the importance of their rights at a special event at the Liberty Stadium this week.

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To mark Carer's Rights Day, Swansea Council, the Swansea Carers' Centre and the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board staged the event.

The keynote speaker was Professor Luke Clements who specialises in public and human rights proceedings on behalf of socially excluded groups. There were also information stands, a question and answer session along with contributions from the three organisers.

Swansea Council's Carers Champion Cllr Paulette Smith said: "The importance of events like this allows carers to find out about support they may not be aware exists for them.

"The work carers do save this country billions of pounds and it is vital they have access to support as they are unsung heroes.

Council cabinet member for Health and Wellbeing, Cllr Mark Child, said: "It was very pleasing that so many people came to  the event which was a great success."

Every year, more than two million people become carers. Many struggle to navigate the maze of services and entitlements, and miss out on financial and practical support.

The Carers Centre in Mansel Street is often the first point of contact for carers. It's a place where carers can find out about support groups and training opportunities as well as being able to access benefits advice, counselling and advocacy services.

For more information call 01792 653344 or email admin@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk


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