Newtown mayor Cllr David Selby joined carers from across Powys at an event to raise awareness of the challenges faced by carers.

The 'pamper day' event took place at the Elephant and Castle, Newtown on Monday, June 10.

Organisers say Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid Carers face and celebrate the contributions that they make to families and communities throughout Powys as well as the wider UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as Carers and access much-needed support. This month, Carers, services and businesses in the community came together during Carers Week (June 10-16) and celebrated the vital contribution made by Carers in Powys.

"There are over 1000 young people, and approximately 16,000 adults in Powys who are looking after a family member or friend who is ill or disabled," said a spokesperson.

"All around us in every community, school, place of work there are people who are looking after someone they love; the biggest, most significant thing that anyone can do for anyone else, yet it can go unrecognised and be very challenging, impacting on how Young Carers achieve at school and their life chances."

Credu is funded by Powys County Council, Powys Teaching Health Board, donors and other funders to enable Young Carers and Adult Carers to get the most out of life with information, advice, emotional support, peer groups as well as time-out from caring.

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