Funding secured to provide County Durham's carers with holidays (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Funding secured to provide County Durham's carers with holidays
4:43pm Thursday 17th October 2013 in News
FUNDING has been secured to offer County Durham’s army of carers a holiday break away from their responsibilities.
The money has been provided by the Government to pay for a variety of holidays and equipment for some of the county’s 60,000 carers.
Councillor Morris Nicholls, the council’s Cabinet member for adult services, said: “The council and the CCGs recognise and value the support provided by unpaid carers in the county.
“Through this funding we hope to give them the chance to have a well-earned break from what can be a very demanding role.”
For more information about carers’ breaks call Social Care Direct on 0845-8505010 during office hours or visit durhamcarers.info.
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