Carers Week: Make Caring Visible and Valued

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Here at Oban FM, we are taking part in Carers Week 2021 and raising awareness for those who go above and beyond for others. 

Carers Week, which runs from June 7 – 13 this year, is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and highlight the challenges carers face. 

Judith Hawcroft from the North Argyll Carers Centre (NACC) recently joined Steven Tyler on air to help Make Caring Visible and Valued.

The centre, which is located on Albany Street in Oban, has been celebrating the week by sharing quotes from its partners. 

In one of their quotes, posted on social media, Margot MacLeod, Clinical Administrator, Lorn Medical Centre, said:  ‘’I feel that NACC can be described as a “lifeline” to carers (young and old)  within our community, identifying and acting on the  needs of the individual and their family.’’

Leanne Barrow, Social Prescriber at Lorn Healthy Options, said: “’Healthy Options are proud to have a close working relationship with NACC to support carers to access social prescribing. 

“The commitment and care NACC provides to carers is outstanding. Their service delivery and collaborative approach with other third sector organisations such as Healthy Options enables a wide range advice, activities and peer support to be offered to carers living in this community.” 

The Carers Week website reads: “This year, carers across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

“They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding. So during Carers Week, we’re coming together to help Make Caring Visible and Valued.

“There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.

“It is vitally important that we recognise the contribution carers make to their families and local communities, workplaces and society, and that they get the support they need.”

To find out more about Carers Week, visit:

To find out more about the North Argyll Carers Centre and the work that they do, visit:

Written by: David McPhee

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