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Carers who were left without lifeline services during lockdown will be given an extra special treat.

Charity Carers First, which receives funding from Lincolnshire County Council, has arranged for a group of 12 South Holland carers to be pampered later this month at a Spalding salon.

According to the 2011 Census, 79,262 people of all ages reported they provide unpaid care in Lincolnshire.

Red Lion Street in Spalding (50349469)
Red Lion Street in Spalding (50349469)

Support advisor for south Lincolnshire Sarah Smith said that the last 18 months has been difficult for carers.

She said: “Normally they would go to a centre of a family support group or have a cleaner or gardener.

“All of that stopped in lockdown and they were dealing with the pressure of a caring role along with everything else.”

The charity did provide hampers and support phone calls during lockdown to people who are looking after a loved one.

The charity has received funding from a number of South Holland district councillors to put on the pamper day at 33 Red Lion Street Hair and Beauty on Wednesday, August 25.

Sarah said: “Events like this make a difference to carers.

“We would like to thank the councillors who have helped to put on this event.”

Carers First provide support to people aged over 18 who are caring for a family member or friend.

For more information and advice please go to www.carersfirst.org.uk

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