Church launches new free carers group for Whyke

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A Chichester church is launching a new group for carers.

The informal gatherings will be open to all adults with caring responsibilities and the first meeting will be held at St George’s, Whyke, on Sunday at 3pm.

Canon Timothy Peskett, the rector at St George’s, said: “We know there is a great need for this group locally. Our carers’ group will provide a relaxing forum for people with caring responsibilities to meet one another and hear about available support.”

The support group will in future meet in the Centenary Centre, in Cleveland Road, on the second Sunday of the month, starting on Sunday, November 13.

There will be tea, coffee and a chance to chat with other carers in an informal environment, as well as an opportunity to hear about what support is available in the area.

Mr Peskett said: “Carers make an enormous contribution to our society. We know that there is a great need for this support group locally.

“There are many people here in Chichester with caring responsibilities, some of whom are left feeling isolated. Our carers’ group will provide a relaxing forum for carers to meet one another and hear about available support.”

No charge will be made and there is no need to reserve a place, simply turn up. The Centenary Centre is fully wheelchair accessible.

For more information, contact St George’s parish office on 01243 782885.

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