Carers to be celebrated at Kiplin Hall event

Kiplin Hall and Gardens.

A celebration event for carers in the area with local charity Parents and Carers of Special Children (POSCH) will take place at Kiplin Hall next month

POSCH are a small charity supporting families of children with additional and special needs who live in the Hambleton, Richmondshire and the surrounding areas.

This event on June 6 is being supported by North Yorkshire Council.

Julie Blakey a trustee at POSCH and a parent carer volunteer, said: “Parent carers are often forgotten about and many parents actually do not see themselves as carers. Being a parent is seen as their duty. But having children with extra needs takes parenting to another level, making us carers too.

“That’s why it is so important that we recognise all the hard work of each and every one of them and give them the opportunity to have a break and a bit of time for themselves, even if it is just for a few hours.

“Being a parent carer can be very demanding, I know as I am one too. We do not always think about our needs as we are often so focused on getting the right care, support and education for our children.

Julie said POSCH aimed bring parent carers together to support each other in a safe end friendly environment; signpost to services and other support agencies, offer appropriate training and information opportunities, as well as a range of fun and relaxing activities providing that much needed ‘me time’.

“We are excited to be doing this at Kiplin Hall and Gardens this Carers Week. It’s a beautiful and relaxing place.” she added.