Respite Centre vital for Bridgend carers
I am pleased to join local carers in welcoming the opening this week of a brand new £1/2 million Breakaway Respite Care Centre in Kenfig Hill, Bridgend.
Carers are unsung heroes and they do an excellent job in looking after family members or friends that need their help the most. They often juggle caring duties alongside employment and other family life and it is important that we continue to give them as much support as possible.
The new centre will provide them with the chance to take a break and re-charge their batteries, whether it is a few days or a few weeks, safe in the knowledge that their loved one is receiving the care that they need. The Breakway Centre will house purpose built facilities with the latest technology to support people with often complex care requirements.
I am in regular contact with a number of carers and support groups across Bridgend and they continually stress to me the need for such a centre to enable them to take part in special occasions, have a rest or go on holiday, which they would otherwise be unable to do.
Those who care for other people, usually family or friends, make a great contribution, but they also make great sacrifices and face enormous challenges. So, it is very pleasing for me to know that this centre will make a big difference to a lot of people.