Speaking Up secures funding to start advocacy project for unpaid carers

A NEW advocacy project for unpaid carers in Cambridgeshire starts next month. Speaking Up, a national advocacy charity, has received two years of funding to develop an independent, free and confidential advocacy service for the carers of adults. The proje

A NEW advocacy project for unpaid carers in Cambridgeshire starts next month.

Speaking Up, a national advocacy charity, has received two years of funding to develop an independent, free and confidential advocacy service for the carers of adults.

The project will link with carers groups, initiated by Crossroads Care Cambridgeshire. This county-wide organisation supports unpaid carers who have a caring commitment to an adult relative, neighbour or friend.

The Carers (Equal Opportunities Act) 2004 entitles carers to have both their care and wider personal needs assessed and considered. The aim is to ensure that carers have access to education, employment, training and leisure opportunities.

Carers can contact Speaking Up directly, or be referred by a third party.

CONTACT: Reiz Evans, Advocacy Service Manager, on 01223 555800 or email reiz.evans@speakingup.org.