A new forum for carers to have their say is being launched in Bolton.
The Carers’ Voice Network is aimed at the thousands of people who have caring responsibilities for a family member who is ill, elderly or who has a disability.
The network will provide an opportunity for carers to meet, share experiences and decide how to shape and improve services for carers over the coming year.
Each person’s view is valued by Bolton Council and representatives of the network will work closely with the authority to ensure the objectives of the local carers’ strategy are delivered.
The launch event will take place on Thursday, June 17 at St Andrew and St George’s Church, Bolton.
The church is situated on the corner of Knowsley Street and St George’s Road and registration is from 10.30am.
Presentations and workshops will commence at 11am and refreshments and a buffet lunch will be available. The event is due to finish at 2pm.
Places must be booked in advance by contacting Bolton Carers Support.
The event is supported by Bolton Council, Bolton Carers Support and Crossroads Care, Bolton and subsequent meetings of the forum will take place at the new Carers’ Resource Centre at Thicketford Centre.
Executive Member for Adult and Community services, Councillor Elaine Sherrington, said: “Bolton Council is dedicated to listening to the views of people who use our services and the voice of the carer is crucial to us getting things right for the future.
“There are 28,000 carers in Bolton and we would like to see as many as possible getting involved in the Carers' Voice Network.”