Fenland’s carers get boost with launch of support network
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A support network for Fenland’s more than 10,500 carers has been launched thanks to a £10,000 lottery grant.
Family Carer Network (FCN) has been set up by Carers Trust Cambridgeshire to assist those people who care for someone who is ill, frail, has a disability or substance misuse problem.
A group met in March to hear about the benefits of new services and grant making opportunities from Carers Trust, the largest UK charity for carers.
Nearly a third of Fenland’s carers provide 50 or more hours unpaid care a week. Most are aged 25-64 but about 700 are aged up to 24 and 2,700 are aged 65 and above.