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Respite group set up to help male carers

Launch of campaign at RC Treatt to get male carers to come forward and take advantage of the support available.

Launch of campaign at RC Treatt to get male carers to come forward and take advantage of the support available.

A campaign to provide help for male family carers has been launched in Bury St Edmunds.

The group So Active noticed when it supported the Suffolk Family Carers in a respite and relaxation programme that few men came forward.

So, in partnership with Suffolk County Council and Suffolk Family Carers it last Friday launched a similar programme aimed at men.

So Active volunteer Tony Allen, whose employers R C Treatt of Bury have made a donation to support the work, said: “So many men care for someone without realising they’re a family carer and if they do, as men, we prefer not to talk about it.

“But, we’re launching a campaign that will inform men they are a family carer and offer support, respite and relaxation, in an environment they’re comfortable with.”

The first male carer meeting is on Tuesday February 28 between 4pm and 7pm at The Greengage pub, Bury. For details contact Simon Brown at So Active on 01284 705200 or simon@soactive.co.uk

 

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