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Carers put first thanks to College


Carers from across Sefton have recently enjoyed a well-deserved pampering thanks to students and staff at Hugh Baird College.

The day, which was co-ordinated and arranged by students based in the College’s hair and beauty department, saw a group of parents from Sefton Carers and Netherton Children’s Centre Support Group enjoying a day of complementary therapies and beauty treatments such as Indian head massages, pedicures, manicures and hair treatments. The carers also enjoyed dinner in the college’s L20 Restaurant.

Hugh Baird College Assistant Director Vicky Edwards said:

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems. There are 34,547 carers in Sefton and it was great to be able to give a handful of them a well earnt day of relaxation.

Rachel Darson Sefton Carers Support Team, Deputy Manager said:

Here at Sefton Carers Centre we are frequently moved by the endless selflessness of the carers we meet, it is well documented that carers will often place the needs of the person they are caring for above their own needs and at times this can be a detriment to their own health and wellbeing. It is therefore with immense gratitude that we all say a huge thank you to everyone from Hugh Baird College who was involved in making this day a wonderful experience for our carers, their work in making this a special day is truly appreciated by the organisation and its carers.

Parent carer Laika Matthews said:

The day was amazing at Hugh Baird College and the students were a shining example to the organisation. We were treated so well right from arriving at the college to the moment when we left. The treatments we received from the students in Hair and Beauty were professionally delivered and the food was out of this world. I speak on behalf of the whole group when I say a huge thank you to the students at Hugh Baird College.

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