Carers’ Coffee Morning Being Held Tomorrow

National Carers Rights Day takes place on Friday, although it will be held tomorrow here to   coincide with off-island shopping boats.

Jeanette Persich from Social Services is arranging a Carers’ Coffee Morning at The Wheelhouse where you’ll be able to find out about benefits you may be entitled to from Sarah Hemsleigh-Harding from the Department of Work and Pensions.

Jeanette says the carers group in Scilly is growing in number and she’s starting to see more working-age carers turning up at the sessions.

She says many people who care for friends or relatives could be entitled to support because of the work they do, but may not realise it.

If you’re doing at least 35 hours a week, you could get carers’ allowance of £55.55.