The Mayor of Eastleigh, Cllr Darshan Mann dropped into Brendoncare in Otterbourne to share a cream tea and an afternoon of entertainment with carers from Eastleigh and Winchester as part of National Carers Week.
The event was organised by the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire who held many events across the County in support of local carers: Pamper Days, Cream Teas, Boat Trips, Garden Tours and Train Rides, Coffee Mornings and Information Stands.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
This year the focus was on supporting Carers to stay Connected. Connected to advice and information, connected to services, connected to friends and family and connected to others, including carers. Currently 1 in 8 people are carers and the aim is to reach out to the thousands of carers that are missing out on advice, information, support and services as well as acknowledging all carers commitment.
Those who attended the event at Otterbourne were treated to a delicious cream tea and a good natter while. entertainment was provided by Ukulele Time who performed a number of lovely tunes for the carers to listen to. The Mayor met the carers and spent time talking to them about their caring role.
Chief Executive of The Trust, Kerry Hearsey MBE said:
“It was a pleasure to see so many carers attend the Carers week events this year to enjoy a bit of “me” time and some time away from their caring responsibilities.