Carers pledge campaign for Harrow launched

Carers pledge campaign launched

Carers pledge campaign launched

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A new campaign has been launched to help spread the word about the support available to the thousands of unpaid carers in the borough.

Members of Harrow Carers, Harrow Borough Council, the Metropolitan Police and London Fire Brigade have pledged to work with community groups to identify people who provide unpaid care and support to vulnerable people.

As part of the pledge, police officers and firefighters will tell the council and Harrow Carers when they come into contact with a vulnerable person tp ensure carers receive the support they are entitled to.

Allie Brice, from Harrow Council said: “This campaign is about getting people working together in partnership to help identify the borough’s carers.

“Many people who may be looking after a loved one or a neighbour may not realise they are a carer and that there is support out there for them."

Harrow Carers support officer Neena Garnavos said: “What we want to do is get the message out there to people that were here and if they ever need support they can get it.

“We do not want to push into people’s lives; we just want to let people know what support is out there.”

Harrow Carers is an independent voluntary organisation supporting unpaid carers which estimates there are more than 24,000 people in the borough providing unpaid care for loved ones or neighbours.

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2:13pm Sat 12 Apr 14

Sonoo Malkani says...

Harrow Carers is a wonderful organisation.I had been struggling for sixteen long years not realising there was hope and help for unpaid carers like myself,when I came upon the Princess Royal Trust,by chance, based in Pinner Green.What a difference they have made to our lives!

I was so impressed with their works that I decided to join and have served on their committee as Vice Chair.It was a privilege to see how much effort is expended behind the scenes.

Young Carers are also catered for and are a unique group who look after their loved ones,while trying to attend school and live a "normal" life.

Harrow Council has always supported this excellent Charity.They are now called Harrow Carers and are now based in North harrow at an easy to reach location.I have seen them going from strength to strength,over the past two decades.It is a life-line for so many who would not know where to go otherwise.

Very heartened to learn that partnership working between Harrow Council,Police,Fire Brigade and Carers Harrow has come into its own.What a wonderful way to pin-point and sign-post unpaid Carers to the support they so badly need and richly deserve.

Thank Heavens,finally their enormous contributions and the huge savings to the public purse,made by unpaid Carers, is at long last receiving the support and respect which is long overdue.

Fantastic to know they are publicising what they can do for unpaid Carers and make life that bit easier.Council worker Allie Brice works incredibly hard and holds excellent events to help empower Carers as do many members of the Harrow Carers team,led by Lee Bogle and others.I haven't the words to thank you for all you have done for us over so many years.

Well done!More power for Harrow 's carers.
Harrow Carers is a wonderful organisation.I had been struggling for sixteen long years not realising there was hope and help for unpaid carers like myself,when I came upon the Princess Royal Trust,by chance, based in Pinner Green.What a difference they have made to our lives! I was so impressed with their works that I decided to join and have served on their committee as Vice Chair.It was a privilege to see how much effort is expended behind the scenes. Young Carers are also catered for and are a unique group who look after their loved ones,while trying to attend school and live a "normal" life. Harrow Council has always supported this excellent Charity.They are now called Harrow Carers and are now based in North harrow at an easy to reach location.I have seen them going from strength to strength,over the past two decades.It is a life-line for so many who would not know where to go otherwise. Very heartened to learn that partnership working between Harrow Council,Police,Fire Brigade and Carers Harrow has come into its own.What a wonderful way to pin-point and sign-post unpaid Carers to the support they so badly need and richly deserve. Thank Heavens,finally their enormous contributions and the huge savings to the public purse,made by unpaid Carers, is at long last receiving the support and respect which is long overdue. Fantastic to know they are publicising what they can do for unpaid Carers and make life that bit easier.Council worker Allie Brice works incredibly hard and holds excellent events to help empower Carers as do many members of the Harrow Carers team,led by Lee Bogle and others.I haven't the words to thank you for all you have done for us over so many years. Well done!More power for Harrow 's carers. Sonoo Malkani
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