A GROUP in Spalding that helps to support and entertain fellow carers welcomed MP John Hayes at their monthly meeting.
The MP for South Holland and the Deepings was present for the formal handover of the trophy for best partnership working awarded to Lincolnshire Carers Partnership by Skills for Care. Each member holds the trophy for a month before nominating a successor and the award was passed from Frank Blades to Eric Ormond.
Support offer Simon Murphy explained the people who meet monthly at the Ivy Wall in the town write the newsletter for other carers in the Lincolnshire Carers Partnership. The partnership is made up of carers as well as statutory organisations such as local councils, NHS Trusts and voluntary charitable organisations, and its aim is to improve and develop services and support for carers in Lincolnshire.