Carers and members of the public are being encouraged to take part in the ‘big paint’ to mark the opening of the third branch of the Carers Hub for people across the district caring for loved ones, run by Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust.
The Hub is set to open at the visitors centre at Lynfield Mount Hospital in Bradford on 10 October 10.30am –12.00noon and the Trust is asking everyone to take part in the ‘big paint’, to create an original art work for the new Carers Hub on the theme of creativity and how it can benefit everyone’s mental health.
The opening event is for anyone to attend, including carers who may benefit from the service beneficial and will include a few words from Mike Smith, Chair of Bradford District Care Foundation Trust before tea and coffee is served and a chance to chat to staff and find out more about the services on offer at the Hub.
The Hub will provide a support network for people who are caring for loved ones using Trust services and offers a place for carers to meet, recharge their batteries and gain access to free advice and information. It will be open for carers to use weekly on a Tuesday, between 10.30am and 2.00pm.
Tracey Corner, Bradford District Care NHS Foundation Trust Patient Experience Lead, said “It’s great that we are opening our third Hub to support even more carers to get help and have a place to relax. The Hub at Lynfield Mount Hospital will focus on carers who care for someone with mental health issues, although all carers are welcome to join us. It will also be open for anyone using Lynfield Mount Hospital services who may care for someone at home.
The new Hub will complement the other Carers Hub that the Trust currently runs in partnership with Carers Resource, Making Space and Barnardo’s, at Horton Park Medical Centre in Bradford, with another opening at Dyneley House Surgery in Skipton in December.
To find out more about the Carers Hub please visit http://www.bdct.nhs.uk/service-users-carers/support-for-carers/