Just learned we were awarded the Silver Carer Friendly award today! We are joint first service to receive a silver award ever and the first third sector organisation to receive the silver award.
Pedal Power has always supported carers, paid and unpaid, and we have been working with the Carers' Trust to find ways to signpost and provide useful information for carers in a welcoming and informal atmosphere - our cafe!! We have created a Carers' Corner where we can indicate useful websites, have some leaflets etc and we installed a tablet with the dewis website permanently displayed so people can access it while they are here.
We will receive a plaque and hope that all this helps get the message out so more people can come and benefit from our service. The panel wanted to pass a personal thank you on to us for going above and beyond to support carers and implementing some great new ideas.