Keeping carers connected in Argyll

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A group of 13 carers accompanied by staff from North Argyll Carers Centre went for some time out to Auchindrain Township.

The trip marked the start of the 2019 Carers Week during which Argyll and Bute Carers Partnership is celebrating the vital role carers play in looking after their loved ones, family, friends and neighbours.

Getting Carers Connected is the key aim of the week and the group spent time exploring the township, using tablets provided by the centre to give a guided audio tour, before enjoying a lovely picnic in the June sunshine.

On their way back to Oban, they stopped for coffee at the George Hotel.

Morag MacLean, North Argyll Carers Centre manager, said: ‘It was a lovely relaxed day for all the group and a chance to have some time out and explore somewhere new for most people.’

The carers themselves thoroughly enjoyed their day and gave the following testimonials.

‘Great day and good company. Relaxing day away.’

‘Excellent day out, historic learning and bug hunting.’

‘Great day away, didn’t know about Auchindrain, so beneficial for me to be away from Oban for the day. Thank you.’

This day out was funded by Carers Trust, a national organisation, supporting unpaid family carers.

Carers Week is taking place from June 10-16 across the UK. A full round-up of events organised by the North Argyll Carers Partnership can be found in next week’s Oban Times.