Let's praise carers - CPFT ambassador

Ingrid's team aim to help those supporting loved ones

Let's praise carers - CPFT ambassador
14 June 2013

People who look after and support those with mental health conditions have today been praised by Ingrid Baldwin, Carer Ambassador at Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust.

Ingrid said carers perform a vital role – and has called for more recognition for the work they do.

Speaking at the end of Carers’ Week, Ingrid (right) said: “We should always look to highlight the role of carers. Many of them have been caring for a loved one or a friend for many years.

“Often they don’t even recognise themselves as carers, but they are unsung heroes in my opinion.

“To care for someone can be an incredibly demanding role, and one which needs more support and recognition.”

Ingrid runs CPFT’s Ambassador Team which offers help to carers across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.

The team holds regular meetings with carers to hear their views and gives them advice on a range of issues from benefits to short breaks. Staff also advise CPFT’s Executive team on how services can be shaped to help carers as well as patients.

Ingrid said: “Our Ambassador team is here to help carers of patients who come into contact with CPFT services. Our service is free and we offer all kinds of information, but most of all we are here to listen to carers’ view – and give them someone to turn to.

“In the next few months we are planning to recruit more Ambassadors to our team so we can support even more carers.”

For more information about CPFT’s Care Ambassador Team contact Ingrid Baldwin via email by clicking here, or call 01223 726776. There is also further information in the Carers section of our website.

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For further information please contact:

Andy Burrows
Communications Manager
E andy.burrows@cpft.nhs.uk
T 01223 726767


 

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Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

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