A PROJECT to support a ‘one-stop shop’ for carers in East Hampshire, is heading toward its first anniversary – but with plenty of room to grow.

The Carers Hub started at Bordon’s Chase Community Hospital on May 27 last year and meets up on the last Wednesday of every month, from 10am until 2pm.

Run by The Princess Royal Trust for Carers in Hampshire, it involves a number of other organisations which will help all those caring for loved-ones access to various support and information.

Carers are also offered advice about how to create an emergency plan for the person they are looking after.

NHS South Eastern Hampshire Clinical Commissioning Group is paying for the charity’s room hire as part of its on-going efforts to attract new facilities and services at the hospital in Conde Way.

Claire Skilton, who manages the project for the trust, said: “The Carers’ Hub is a central point where various agencies come together and promote their services by having a stand and being on hand to offer support, advice, information and guidance. 

“Carers can access relevant information to support their needs and the needs of the person they care for. 

“They can also see a support worker and create an emergency carers’ plan on a one-to-one appointment basis within a confidential space, but this will need to be pre-booked to ensure that we have the staff availability.

“We have plenty of capacity to welcome more carers and it would be great to see some new faces in future. They can be sure of a warm reception.”

For more details, call Claire on 07769 170246.