A charity shop in support of Bolton Carers has been opened in Bolton by Cllr Lynda Byrne, the Mayor of Bolton.

Councillor Byrne cut the ribbon that formally opened the shop on Bury Road in Breightmet on 1st July). The shop as been set up by the Bolton Based charity ‘Carers Trust for Greater Manchester Crossroads Care service’ a charity that supports carers by looking after those that they care for while the carer as a much needed break.

Paul Parlby, the CEO of the charity, said that “We are all excited about our new shop and are grateful that the Mayor was able to formally open the shop and has chosen us to be one of the Mayoral charities for the year”

The shop will not only support the work of the charity but give a high street presence in giving greater awareness of the approximately 30,000 unpaid carers in Bolton.

Donations of goods to sell in the shop are always wanted and anyone wishing to help out in the shop is welcome, either to sort through the treasure that people donate, or by helping in the front of the shop. For further information please telephone 01204 365 025 or email emma@gmcarerstrust.org.uk

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Emma Clark Shop Manager, Paul Parlby Chief Officer of Carers Trust for Greater Manchester, CllrLynda Byrne the Mayor of Bolton, Cllr John Byrne the Mayor’s consort.

Carers Trust in Greater Manchester Crossroads Care service is a charity specialising in supporting carers, including young carers, their families and loved ones who require social care support in their own homes, offering a service of tailored visits from 1 hour to overnights to full live-in support.

Carers Trust in Greater Manchester Crossroads Care service provides all aspects of personal care including specialised care, such as assistance with medication, PEG feeds, tracheostomy care and oxygen management. This enables the day-to- day carer to attend hospital appointments, interviews, social events or just simply to take a break.

In addition the charity runs community projects in Bolton for carers and those that they carer for, such as canal trips and their ‘Memories and Melodies’ sessions for people with memory problems and their carers.

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