Carers enjoy some special ‘me-time’

14 June 2016

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Derbyshire Carers Association was founded by Gerry Fryer in 1988 following circumstances which found him in the caring position as described by himself here.

Once he realised how little support there was for Carers Gerry aimed for and met his aspiration for Carer support provision.

With the help of some other Carers, Derbyshire Carers Association gained it’s first paid employee in 1989, this has now grown to over 30 dedicated and passionate employees as well as a large number of volunteers.

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Carers enjoy some special ‘me-time’

A real treat was on offer on the 6th June as carers gathered at the Post Mill Centre, South Normanton for a well-earned pamper day and tea party treat organised by Derbyshire Carers Association (DCA).

Holistic and aromatherapy experts were on hand offering relaxing sessions and carers were able to take time out and spoil themselves with a number of treatments including massage, nail treatments, facials and pedicures. Plenty of music and chat, tea and buffet for all, plus the aroma of nail polish and aromatherapy lotions made the day a great success.

The event kicked off Carers Week 2016 and carers attended from far and wide to enjoy some time out from their caring role. Afterwards carers filled in feedback forms commenting on ‘excellent treatments’, and rewarding back massage and mentioned; ‘it was lovely to talk to other carers.’

Nationally, Carers Week highlights the work carers do day in and day out. Caring is not an issue that society can afford to ignore as caring will touch each and every one of our lives – whether we provide care for a loved one or need care ourselves.

This successful day was part of the DCA’s line up of Carers Week events that support carers in the county.

If you are a carer please contact us on 01773 743355 or email info@derbyshirecarers.co.uk

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