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BBC Breakfast Live from Blackpool Carers and asks “Who Cares for the Carers”

On Monday 8th January, BBC Breakfast reporter Jayne McCubbin, came to Blackpool Carers Centre to ask the question “Who Cares for The Carers?” as part of the BBC’s Care 2024 feature, which is looking at the issues of care in its different forms.

During the morning’s first live broadcast Jayne had the opportunity to chat to some of the team at Blackpool Carers Centre to gain insight into how we support carers of all ages, including showing a video containing footage of one of our young carers, Cherry. 

Later in the broadcast, two of our adult carers also spoke about the positive impact support from Blackpool Carers has had on them, both practically and emotionally. Respite sessions held at Beaverbrooks House, not only give them a break from their caring role, but also reduce their social isolation by meeting and chatting to other carers in similar situations. The wellbeing needs of our carers are supported by the many activities on offer at Blackpool Carers and also out in the local community.

If you would like more information on any of the issues discussed in the programme or require support for yourself, please contact the team at Blackpool Carers on 01253 393748 or email: admin@blackpoolcarers.org

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