Aug 22 2013

Harrow Mayor Hosts Afternoon Tea for Carers

harrow_council_logo2Around 40 carers met with Harrow’s Mayor on Monday afternoon in recognition of their ongoing care and support for vulnerable people living in Harrow.

The carers, who all provide unpaid support to a relative, neighbour, friend or loved-one, were invited by the Mayor, Cllr Nana Asante, to thank them for the dedication they give to their important and often ‘invisible’ role.

They enjoyed an informative talk about the Mayor’s current work, and some interesting facts about the history of the Council and the borough, before joining Cllr Asante for tea in the Mayor’s parlour, where they were able to swap stories and experiences.

Mayor Cllr Nana Asante said: “I was very touched by the stories of just some of the army of carers, and their dedication to supporting their loved ones. A community is judged by the way it treats its most vulnerable and this invisible army of unpaid people help make Harrow a great place. It is vital that Carers know about the support available.”

Carer Chandu Shah, who attended the event, said: “The event was very interesting, I learned a lot of facts about Harrow that I didn’t know before. These events are very good for getting to know other carers and they show that the Council is listening and does recognise the important role of unpaid carers.”

Harrow Council’s Carer Lead Officer, Allie Brice, said “Harrow Council is committed to supporting carers to continue in their caring role. I hope today’s event with the Mayor helped to show our appreciation for carers and the work they do, as well as raise awareness about the support we can offer.”

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