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Crossroads Care launch a group for unpaid carers in Bishop's Stortford

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A new support group for unpaid carers is being launched in Bishop’s Stortford on Tuesday (Jan 15).

Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North will run the monthly meet-ups on the third Tuesday of each month from 10.30am until 12.30pm at the New Apton Centre in Apton Road.

The not-for-profit care company was set up 30 years ago to support unpaid carers by giving them respite from their role of looking after their ‘cared for’ people.

Over the decades, it has expanded to provide a domiciliary care service as well as carer support groups in Cheshunt, Hitchin and Stevenage.

Jane Hammans, senior support officer for Crossroads Care, explained: “This carers' café – or carers' meet-ups, as we’re now calling them – is really about those unpaid carers.

"It gives them a chance to meet up with other people in exactly the same position as themselves, who will truly understand what it’s like.”

Stortford's mayor, Cllr George Cutting, will be at the launch of the group on Tuesday morning. To find out more, pop along to the session or click here.

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