Calling all carers – come and help shape services in Bury

Unpaid carers from across Bury are once again being invited to come and have their say on future services and support for them.

Defined as somebody who provides support or looks after a family member, partner or friend, there are around 3,000 ‘official’ unpaid carers in the Borough with many, many more performing the role on an unofficial basis.

Bury Council and NHS Bury Clinical Commissioning Group have been consulting with carers as they plan services for the future.

Now they are running a series of further sessions to let people know what’s happened so far, feedback on proposals and to hear again what carers themselves think.

The first session is this coming Tuesday in Prestwich, with two further sessions in the centre of Bury to follow.

A Bury Council and Bury CCG spokesperson said: “At the outset, we were keen to acquire a collective understanding of current carer services, what is currently available and what services and support carers feel there should be in Bury.

“This was to enable us to identify any gaps and give us the opportunity to develop commissioned and community services to meet the needs of carers in Bury.

“We will be undertaking a final round of engagement sessions to confirm what we know to date. Bury Council & Bury CCG are very much open to further ideas on how to deliver carers’ services and welcome thoughts on how we shape the future of carers service in Bury”

The sessions will be held at:

Tuesday 14th May, 2:00pm – 4:00pm Memorial Hall, the Longfield Suite, Prestwich Wednesday 15th May, 9:30am – 11:30am The Box studio, The Met Theatre, Market Street Bury Monday 20th May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm The Lancaster Room Elizabethan SuiteKnowsley Street, Bury BL9 0SW

If you would like to attend or require any further information, please book on to your preferred session by email: engagement@bury.gov.uk or ring 0161 253 5439.

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