With money from Cumbria Community Foundation COVID-19 Response Fund, Carer Support Cumbria is connecting Carers together throughout Cumbria, with a platform developed by Carer Support South Lakes. Carer-Connect is a unique on-line platform where Carers can join together regardless of geographical distance, to share their common experiences and provide each other with understanding, encouragement and advice.
Announcing the News on Carer’s Rights Day (Thursday 26th November) Chief Operating Officer of Carer-Connect, Debi Marsden, explains why the timing of receipt of this fund is so vital:
“The grant awarded to Carer Support Cumbria from the Cumbria COVID-19 Response will enable Carers-Connect to further its reach into the whole of Cumbria rather than just South Lakes area. This platform will really support Carers to connect with one another regardless of their geographical location.
“COVID-19 has really highlighted the issue of acute social isolation and the importance of support and conversations for all unpaid Carers. This is why Carer-Connect is needed right now. Carer-Connect is predominantly a social space with professional services and support built in. This safe and moderated forum is for Carers of all ages, with groups for Young Carers, Adult and Parent Carers living throughout Cumbria”
To access the platform, visit www.carer-connect.org Create your own private account Protected by your own Email Address and Passwords. Or contact Carer-Connect on 01539 815970.