Unpaid carers invited for free mince pies and more!

Published: 26 October 2018

Unpaid carers are being invited to Brixham Carers Centre for free mince pies – and more – on Saturday 24 November (3pm – 5pm).

The carers centre on Kings Street, Brixham – which is run by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust – is hosting the free event for unpaid carers. The event coincides with the Brixham Christmas market, fireworks and Christmas lights switch-on as part of the town’s ‘Lanterns, Lights and Luminations’ celebrations.

Alongside the free mince pies and mulled punch, there will also be the opportunity for a free hand massage or nail painting as well as the chance to take part in a raffle or purchase Christmas gifts for sale. There will also be a host of information about the free support services that are available for unpaid carers in Torbay.

Natalie Townsend, Carers Services and Emotional Support Scheme Coordinator at Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, said: “If you look after a family member or friend, who cannot manage alone because of their age, mental health, drug or alcohol issue, illness or disability, then you are an unpaid carer! We would like to invite you to drop-in to say ‘hello’, enjoy some free mince pies and mulled punch and find out about the free advice and support that’s available to you!

“We hope that many people in town will pop in to find out more about the centre and what we offer unpaid carers – even if it’s just to take the opportunity to warm up and have some refreshments!”

The Carers Centre will be open on Saturday 24 November from 3pm until 5pm.

For more information, please contact the Brixham Carers Centre on (01803) 852421 or pop in between 10am and 4pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday or Friday.