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Carers enjoy VIP treatment courtesy of council

Carers enjoyed VIP treatment courtesy of the City of Wolverhampton Council on Saturday.

June and Michael Degg
June and Michael Degg

Pauline and Terence Flynn
Pauline and Terence Flynn

Colleen and Stephen Bernard
Colleen and Stephen Bernard

The City of Wolverhampton Council's Carer Support Team invited carers to enter a competition to win one of 3 pairs of tickets for them and the person they care for to see Wolverhampton Wanderers in action from the comfort of an executive box at Molineux Stadium.

The lucky winners - Pauline Flynn, who cares for her husband Terence, Colleen Bernard, who looks after her brother Stephen, and June Degg, who cares for son Michael - enjoyed Saturday's Premier League clash between Wolves and Watford... even if the result didn't go the home team's way.

Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "Our carers are all VIPs and it was great to be able to treat 3 of them as such at Molineux Stadium on Saturday as guests of the council and Wolves. Although the result might not have been what they would have wanted, I am sure they all had a fantastic day."

Pauline said: "It was absolutely brilliant. Going to the Wolves was one on my bucket list and now I have finally had the chance to go! The last time my husband went to a match he was 21 and his ticket cost 3 shillings and 6 pence."

Colleen said: "We have both really enjoyed the day and met some lovely people. It's a shame Wolves didn't win, but there was a great atmosphere."

June added: "It was excellent. The staff from Wolves and the council were very courteous and I couldn't have wished for a better day - the best I have had all year!"

David Watts, the council's Director of Adult Services, and Lesley Johnson, Carer Support Team manager, were in attendance to support the families and host the box.

The Carer Support Team offers a range of services for people who care for a friend, relative or neighbour in Wolverhampton, ensuring they are supported in their caring role, have access to the help they need and are able to claim the benefits they are entitled to.

They provide practical information, guidance and advice on a range of matters including benefits and short breaks for carers, and offer a range of other services including carer assessments, the Carers Emergency Card and training in skills such as first aid.

For more information about the Carer Support Team, please call 01902 553409, visit Carer support, email carer.support@wolverhampton.gov.uk or follow @WolvesCarers on Twitter.

Drop in sessions take place at Central Library on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 10am to 12pm and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2pm to 4.30pm, and appointments for assessments can also be made outside of these times.

  • released: Tuesday 23 October, 2018