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Raising the profile of carers

There will be a week of events starting on Monday, to raise the profile of the Isle of Man's carers.

There are hundreds of people on the Island, usually family members, who look after someone at home.

It's a vital service which would otherwise cost the health service millions of pounds a year.

The charity Crossroads Caring for Carers will be hosting a number of coffee mornings, as well as taking to the streets of Douglas to hand out leaflets.

Pre-School Co-ordinator Jenny Court says Carers week has a very significant purpose (audio file attached):

(Picture: Shelley Christian, left, and Jenny Court from Crossroads).

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