BARNSLEY Hospice are inviting people who care for a loved one with a life-limiting illness to attend a support group.

The carers’ group runs at the charity’s Limes Day Therapy Unit from 2pm to 4pm every Tuesday and gives people free access to specialist advice about issues including benefits, moving and handling, mental health and self-care.

It also provides an opportunity to meet other carers and share experiences and support.The group is open to anyone in Barnsley who cares for someone with a life-limiting illness and no referral or appointment is needed; carers can simply drop in as and when they wish.

The group, which has been running since October 2017, is facilitated by Michele Jackson, a social worker at the hospice. She said: “We set up this group to ensure people feel valued and supported as carers, and to give them an outlet to talk about anything they wish.

“Patients and their families are at the centre of everything we do at Barnsley Hospice and we’d love to be able to support even more carers through this group. It’s just a case of making people aware that it exists, and that it’s there to help them too.”

To find out more about the carers’ group call Barnsley Hospice on 01226 244 244 or simply drop in between 2-4pm every Tuesday.