We’d like to ask for your help with making more unpaid carers aware of the Penzance Carers Forum and the help they can get from the Cornwall Carers Service.
These meetings are run by the Cornwall Carers Service and are a free service for unpaid carers which give them an opportunity to discuss the issues they face and have their voices heard in a welcoming and confidential environment, with others facing similar problems. There are many people in our community who are unaware of the help they can get and who also may not recognise themselves as carers because they look after a loved one or friend. Staff from Cornwall Carers Service will be at the meetings, and will be able to give help and advice to carers, including making referrals to Carer Support Workers (CSWs) who work directly with individual carers to help them with any issues they have, including signposting to benefits and services. Where issues can’t be resolved at the meeting or by a CSW, we attend various other Groups such as the Carers Partnership Board and Healthwatch Cornwall and are able to raise issues for carers to progress them forward.
The next meeting of the Penzance Forum will be held on Wednesday 25th May 2016 from 2-4pm at Hanover Court, Wharf Road, Penzance TR18 4UJ . All Carers are welcome and expenses will be considered to enable them to attend.