Hackney carers offered help against prejudice

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SOME UNPAID CARERS, people who voluntarily look after relatives or other loved ones, are not being given the support they need, according to a carer organisation.

So they are being asked to join support groups to advise on what lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) support is available.

Project co-ordinator Katharine Collins of the City and Hackney Carers Centre told Loving Dalston: “Often carers do not get the support they are entitled to. This is especially true for LGBT carers.”

LGBT people were also being sought to sit on the project’s steering group.

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* The next LGBT carers group will meet on Thurs 20 Nov 2014 at 6pm in Hackney. Contact Katharine Collins via the website. Hackney LGBT carers tending to people who are unwell or have disabling conditons can contact the project via 020 8533 0951 or lgbt@hackneycarers.org.uk

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