Peter Lilley Joins Carers for some Time Out

To celebrate Carers Week Jo Denness, Assistant Principal of Herts College hosted some ‘time out’ for local Carers at their Indulge Restaurant on behalf of Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North.
Guests included Peter Lilley MP, Cllr. Jane Gray – Chairman of North Herts District Council, Trustees, volunteers and carers. Many of the Carers who were treated to pampering sessions the week before came along as did some of the beauty therapy students with their Tutor Tracey Izzard. The students talked about the impact of hearing the carer stories and carers talked about the importance of getting a break and having some ‘me time’.
Isabel Bauckham, Project Coordinator at Crossroads Care launched a film on the day about the Getting Carers Connected Project which has been running since March 2012. The film captures the really positive experiences of carers who were helped to access the internet and use IT in many different ways. They learnt how to email, to download photographs, to carry out research and to Skype with friends and loved ones. Positive outcomes like this make such a difference to the lives of carers.
Catering students made a Crossroads Cake which Peter Lilley cut before talking about his support for the charity and the role of carers in the community. He said “It was wonderful to see what Crossroads Care and North Herts College were doing to pamper carers and mentor them to on using the internet”