Dozens of carers and the people they look after enjoyed a festive feast arranged by the City of Wolverhampton Council as a thank you for their hard work over the last 12 months.

The council’s Carer Support Team subsidised 2 Christmas meals at the Gatehouse in Wolverhampton, and 55 carers and their loved ones enjoyed meals from the pub's Christmas and a la carte menus.

They were joined by members of the Carer Support Team including Community Support Manager Lesley Johnson and Head of Adult Services Sandra Ashton-Jones. 

Councillor Linda Leach, the City of Wolverhampton Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: "We were delighted to be able to help so many well deserving carers and the people they care for to enjoy a special festive lunch. It was our way of saying thank you to them for the hugely important role they play, day in and day out."

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 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.