Rally Round for Carers Week
As part of Carers Week (6-12 June) Alliance Living and its partners Carers Trust Phoenix and Shared Lives got together at Sainsbury’s in Portishead, who are a sponsor of Carers Week, to raise awareness about the support available for unpaid carers.
One of the biggest struggles faced by carers is remaining in employment and just over a third said that support in managing or coordinating care would have helped them stay in work.
Rally Round is a free online service that helps carers in North Somerset share their responsibilities between family and friends by creating a network of support to ease the pressure.
Donna Hayward from Alliance Living said:
“Carers week this year is all about building carer friendly communities and Rally Round is an innovative way to do this. It helps improve the health and wellbeing of Carers and balance their work and caring commitments.
If you’d like to know more about this free service email on CESS@alliancehomes.org.uk or call 03000 120 120"