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Official opening for new DGRI Carers Hub

The hub will provide support to thousands of unpaid carers

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By Zac Hannay
Official opening for new DGRI Carers Hub

THE CARERS’ Hub at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary has been opened to provide support to thousands of unpaid carers locally.

Sheryl Herring, an unpaid carer from the region, was given the honour of cutting the ribbon at the hub’s new location beside the hospital’s Combined Assessment Unit.

The hub is supported by commissioned services: Support in Mind, Quarriers, Relationships Scotland Dumfries and Galloway, Alzheimer Scotland, and the Dumfries and Galloway Carers Centre. It is funded by the NHS Endowment Fund.

Praising it, Sheryl said: “This hub is an absolute godsend for carers like myself.

“There are a lot of resources out there for carers now, and this brings everything together in one place.”

Alzheimer Scotland Dementia Consultant at NHS Dumfries and Galloway and project lead for the Carers’ Hub, Wendy Chambers said: “Unpaid carers are hugely important, but they can often feel isolated and unsupported. The truth is that health and social care in Dumfries and Galloway simply wouldn’t work without them.

“I hope that The Carers’ Hub will make it easier for carers’ across the region to get the support they need.”

Carers in Dumfries and Galloway, or anyone who knows a carer, are invited to give their views on how the hub should develop by emailing [email protected].

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