Fenland’s carers get boost with launch of support network

Four young carers who attend groups run by Carers Trust Cambridgeshire and Young Carers Lead Debbie

Four young carers who attend groups run by Carers Trust Cambridgeshire and Young Carers Lead Debbie King, at the Family Carer Network. - Credit: Archant

A support network for Fenland’s more than 10,500 carers has been launched thanks to a £10,000 lottery grant.

Carers Trust chair Margaret Pearce Higgins, March Mayor Andrew Pugh, Adele McCormack (SUN network) a

Carers Trust chair Margaret Pearce Higgins, March Mayor Andrew Pugh, Adele McCormack (SUN network) and Cllr Fred Yeulett (Cambridgeshire County Council) at the Family Carer Network event. - Credit: Archant

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.


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