Pamper Day for Carers in Andover
22 Jun 2012
GY Kerry Hearsey Dorothy Baverstock Paula Chandler with (left) a carer
GY Kerry Hearsey Dorothy Baverstock Paula Chandler with (left) a carer
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Sir George and the Mayor of Test Valley Borough Council, Dorothy Baverstock formally opened Pampers Day at the Masonic Hall in East Street Andover. The Pamper Day and buffet lunch were organised by the Princess Royal Trust for carers in Hampshire, whose Chief Executive is Kerry Hearsey. The Mayor and Sir George watched Paula Chandler attend to the nails of one of the carers. "This was one of the many services being offered at Pampers Day, with a wide range of therapies being available. Sir George paid tribute to the six million carers who, between them, saved tax payers £120 billion a year, and said that two of the themes this year had been help with catering advice. "For three-quarters of those cared for, all the meals are prepared by the carer and Carers UK are giving advice to Carers on how to best to prepare a balanced diet. Another theme was 'Looking after the health of the carer', many of whom have to cope with their own health problems, as well as those of the person they are caring for. We are really lucky to have the Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire operating from Andover War Memorial Hospital. They have put on a wide range of events during Carers Week, and they will be passing back to health and social care bodies the information they have gathered about this year's theme "In sickness and in health", so policy making can be influenced.
 
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