Have you heard about the Walk a Mile in My Shoes Project?

02 March 2018

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Derbyshire Carers Association was founded by Gerry Fryer in 1988 following circumstances which found him in the caring position as described by himself here.

Once he realised how little support there was for Carers Gerry aimed for and met his aspiration for Carer support provision.

With the help of some other Carers, Derbyshire Carers Association gained it’s first paid employee in 1989, this has now grown to over 30 dedicated and passionate employees as well as a large number of volunteers.

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Have you heard about the Walk a Mile in My Shoes Project?

Have you heard about the Walk a Mile in My Shoes Project?

Derbyshire County Council and staff from partner organisations have been speaking to local carers who volunteered to make audio recordings of their carer journeys, in their own words.

The idea behind sharing the stories is to give people who’ve never been a carer (including professionals and trainees) a real flavour of what it’s really like to look after someone – the good bits, the challenges, the things people don’t realise etc.

The project will be launched during Carers Week in June but there’s still time to get involved and DCC would like to record as many different stories as possible.

Find out more plus how to get involved…

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