Published: 1 June 2006 at 09:44
An event on 16 June, organised by Maldon Carers Centre, will see fully qualified complementary therapists from Anglia Ruskin University administering therapies to carers from the Chelmsford area during national Carers Week (12-18 June).
The event, at the Central Baptist Church, has been devised to give a much needed change in routine to the role of the carers. While the carers are being treated to a day of relaxation, care assistants will be on hand at the venue to provide activities and pastimes for the people they care for, so giving the carers a much-needed ‘day-off’.
Four complementary therapists from Anglia Ruskin University’s widely acclaimed Institute of Health and Social Care’s (IHSC’s), Allied Health Department will be offering relexology, Indian head massage, Bach flower remedies and aromatherapy massage to carers attending the day. Those who are being cared for will be encouraged to join in a variety of activities ranging from craft sessions to computer skills workshops.
Claire Beattie, from the Maldon Carers Centre said:
Carers are those who have the responsibility of looking after a friend, relative or neighbour who may be disabled, affected by illness, elderly, suffering from a speech, hearing or learning disability, or who are simply unable to cope with life on their own.
Programme Leader in Allied Health, Frances Fewell, from Anglia Ruskin University added:
The Carers Event is taking place at the Central Baptist Church, Chelmsford on 16 June. It will run from 10.30am–4.30pm. Anyone who wants to attend the day can book a place by contacting Maldon Carers Centre on 01621 851640.