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Co-op grant to help carers
4:45pm Wednesday 8th August 2012 in Business
PEOPLE caring for family members and friends in Wiltshire will now be able to access free counselling and complementary therapy services in their area thanks to a grant awarded by The Co-operative Membership Community Fund.
The grant of £2,000 was given to Carer Support Wiltshire, a registered charity that offers support, information, advice and break opportunities to unpaid carers living in Wiltshire, at their Britannia Salisbury branch.
Alison Crangle, corporate development manager at Carer Support Wiltshire, said: “We are pleased that companies like The Co-operative are making grants available to charities like ours in order to help us reach more family carers in Wiltshire.
“Carers who have accessed counselling and complementary therapies through us in the past have told us how valuable they find the opportunity to talk about their circumstances with a counsellor or have a relaxing therapy such as a massage or reflexology.”
It is hoped that sessions will be set-up in Mere for half a day every month.
Any family carers local to these areas who are interested in accessing these free services can get more information more by calling Carer Support Wiltshire on 0800 181 4118 or by visiting carersinwiltshire.co.uk .