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Wrexham Carers Service at AVOW are pleased to announce a full week of activities for Carers Week 2012. 18 – 22 June 2012.

The activities have been arranged to acknowledge and support the Carers living in Wrexham County Borough.
The week is a combination of both information and social events for Carers to enjoy.
The plans include:

  • Carers Drop In (With Therapies)
  • Big Health Day
  • Carers Summer Lunch
  • Carers Outings
  • Male Carer Event
  • Information Stands at Chirk & Wrexham Maelor Hospital

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BIG Health Day 19 June 2012

Following last year’s unprecedented success, this year’s BIG Health Day will be held on Tuesday 19th June in Wrexham Memorial Hall between 10.30am and 4pm. Wrexham Health Support Groups, AVOW’s Health and Social Care Department and Wrexham Carers Service have joined forces to bring expert speakers from Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Betsi Cadwalladr University Health Board, professional associations and voluntary organisations to talk to patients, carers and professionals about topical health issues.

In excess of 40 organisations will have information stalls and activities covering a wide range of subjects from health promotion to caring for someone with complex and multiple health or social care needs.

“The BIG Health Day offers something for everyone” said Chris Roberts AVOW’s Health and Social Care Manager, “we’ll have advice on getting the most from your medication, be offering health checks, talking about taking care of your own health and well-being and have on hand a range of experts to explain all the opportunities and services available in the voluntary sector which can enhance the care and support people can get from the NHS or social services.” The event is also suitable for health and social care professionals wishing to gain more knowledge about the voluntary sector and what it can offer to patients and service users. Free tea, coffee and alternative drinks are available throughout the day for visitors to the event.

Voluntary and public sector organisations wishing to have a presence at the event should contact Mathew Hampson at AVOW (01978 312556 or mathew.hampson@avow.org) without delay as space is limited. There is no need to book to attend the event as a member of the public, patient, carer or professional. However some seminars are likely to be oversubscribed and booking on the morning of the event is advised to secure a place.

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