Carers café opens in Harpenden

PUBLISHED: 18:31 28 March 2014

At the opening of a new carers’ café in Harpenden were the Mayor of Harpenden Cllr Rosemary Farmer, Cllr Teresa Heritage and Sheelagh Taylor, chief executive of Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North

At the opening of a new carers’ café in Harpenden were the Mayor of Harpenden Cllr Rosemary Farmer, Cllr Teresa Heritage and Sheelagh Taylor, chief executive of Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North

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A new café has been opened in Harpenden aimed at providing unpaid carers with a place for a well-earned break from their role and somewhere to “recharge their batteries”.

Crossroads Care Hertfordshire North, a charity, recently launched the café which is open fortnightly to all carers at the Youth Connexions venue on High Street.

Sheelagh Taylor, chief executive of Crossroads, said: “We know there is a need for this kind of break for carers. It helps to relieve the stress and isolation often felt by them.”

County Councillor Teresa Heritage added: “Carers are often the forgotten. It is important we provide them with support and respite.”

Those at the launch, including Harpenden Mayor Cllr Rosemary Farmer, said the café would give carers a place to recharge their batteries, socialise and meet new people.

There is no need to book as the café is free for carers and opens every second Thursday of the month from 10.30am till 12.30pm at Youth Connexions.

For more information see www.crossroadshn.org.uk

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