Carers Support Service - Latest Newsletter

Shauna Healy

The Carers Support Team provides an information and signposting service for unpaid Carers across the Western Trust area. A carer is someone who provides support for a relative, friend or neighbour, who is ill, disabled or old and frail. This may be a child, adult or older person.


The recent Covid-19 crisis has seen an increase in the number of people taking on an informal caring role. Research carried out by Carers UK has indicated an additional 98,000 people have taken up a caring role since the start of lockdown. This brings the Northern Ireland total to 310,000. Many carers are balancing the demands of family commitments, paid employment and a caring role.


Carers often struggle to find the information they need to support them in their caring role. If you are an unpaid carer and would like to receive the Carers Newsletter directly to your home address or email, please sign up for the Carers Mailing list here.


Read the latest Carers Newsletter here.


For further information on Carers Support Activities please visit the Carers Information page on the Western Trust website.


Please feel free to contact either myself or Geraldine McLaughlin Tel: (028) 7135 5023 Internal: 221774




Kind regards


Cathy Magowan I Carers Coordinator

WHSCT I 2 Coleshill Road I Enniskillen I BT74 7HG

Tel: (028) 6634 4163 I Mobile: 075 2589 8985 I Internal Ext: 267382