Lyn Campbell started her talk by asking “What is a Carer?” The very simple answer is “Someone who cares for another person”. There are thousands of people in our community who function as a carer, without realising that they would receive recognition and assistance if only they would ask.
A number of our men shared their personal experience, pointing out a number of flaws in the carers allowance system and support for carers. Lyn acknowledged that this was, in fact, the case but assured us that her organisation is constantly campaigning for improvements. She made freely available, a number of booklets, leaflets and calendars.
Click on the carersNI logo, to go to their website.