A little time, a big difference 

23/07/09

In Victoria square tomorrow (June 24) Bolton Council’s Shared Care team will be asking people to give a little time, and make a big difference.

The event is part of an ongoing campaign to recruit more short-break carers for disabled children and young people in Bolton. So, if you would like to make a difference to a disabled child’s life, you can find out all the information you need.

The team is looking to recruit enthusiastic, caring people who can make a regular commitment to spend time with a child who has either a physical or learning disability. No experience is necessary as training is given.

Whether it is looking after young people overnight, taking them on day trips or just spending an afternoon with them, a little help can go a long way.

To find out more about becoming a short-break carer, come along to Victoria Square tomorrow between 9.30am and 2pm, where the Shared Care team will offer advice and answer questions.

Councillor Ebrahim Adia, Executive Member for Children’s Services at Bolton Council, said: “The work done by short-break carers is so simple yet so important.

“By giving a little time to help disabled children and young people, they can make a difference to the lives of both the children themselves and their parents or carers.

“The Shared Care team does a great job in providing opportunities for volunteer short-break carers, and I hope that tomorrow’s event leads to even more kind-hearted people signing up."

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Media contact
George Wright
01204 331023
Further details
Shared Care Team
01204 337100