Carers in Plymouth are being celebrated with a week of events to mark Carers Week and as part of this, the University's Centre for Eyecare Excellence (CEE) will be running a free eye clinic for carers on Thursday 11 June with a test that takes around 60 minutes.
Light refreshments will be provided and if spectacles are required they will be provided at a reduced rate. To book a test, call 01752 583100 and quote 'carers week clinic'.
In Plymouth there are an estimated 27,000 unpaid carers, and nationally it is thought that unpaid carers save health and social care services around £120 billion per year. Around 42 per cent of unpaid carers do this for more than 20 hours per week and many carers are children. This year Carers UK are focusing on building carer friendly communities and events will be held in Plymouth throughout the week.
Visit the Plymouth City Council website to view their news release for information about events that are taking place.