Cathedral service to celebrate the work of East Cambridgeshire carers

Bishop of Ely, Stephen Conway

Bishop of Ely, Stephen Conway - Credit: Archant

Ely Cathedral will play host to a special service to mark National Carers’ Week, running early next month.

The speaker at the service, which takes place on June 14, will be Stephen Conway, the Bishop of Ely, who has experience as a carer through his father.

Bishop Stephen said: “I am delighted that the cathedral is taking this initiative to celebrate the generous and often sacrificial commitment offered by carers. I hope that this will be the beginning of wider recognition of the people who make life possible for others.”

The service will take place between 6.30pm-7.30pm. Refreshments will be provided for everyone after the service, which is free of charge and open to all.

National Carers Week runs from June 8-14, with events taking place across the UK to honour the work of carers.

A spokesman for the initiative said: “Three in five of us will become carers at some time in our lives. As our population ages and people live longer, often with complex health conditions, more and more of us will be called upon to care for a disabled or seriously ill loved one.

“This can be a fulfilling and positive experience. But caring without enough support can also be difficult, demanding and have a negative impact on the carer’s own health, career and relationships.”

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