Events celebrate role of carers helping others

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Events are being held to highlight people who volunteer to help an elderly or ill loved one or friend.

Sheffield Council has a programme of activities for National Carers’ Week.

Today, there will be a tea dance and pampering session for carers in the city centre. To attend call 0114 2769306.

Tomorrow, a series of talks and training sessions is being held at the United Reformed Church, Norfolk Street, from 10am, about podiatry, Citywide Alarms, and moving and handling ill people.

On Thursday, there will be awards presented to carers by the Lord Mayor, Coun Vickie Priestley, then an information stand in Fargate.

Norfolk Street United Reformed Church hosts a first aid course on Friday.

For more information visit www.sheffield.gov.uk/caresupport/carers/carers-week.html

Meanwhile, Derbyshire Carers’ Association is marking 25 years of supporting carers. Anyone interested in the support it offers should call 01773 743355.