Conferences on caring coming up

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CROSSROADS Care is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.

In this time the charity has provided over half a million direct care hours. To mark this achievement, it is holding two conferences on caring.

Crossroads, in association with Carers Trust, has organised an event concerning the issues related to young carers in the Isle of Man. The event is called ‘Hear My Voice’.

It will be an opportunity to see life through young carers’ eyes, and what they have to deal with in their daily lives. There are more than 1,000 young carers on the Isle of Man.

All members of the public interested can attend. Two guest speakers will also attend: Daniel Phelps and Karen Davies.

A short feature film made with the help of young carers will be shown.

It will be held on Thursday, May 9, from 1.30pm to 5pm in the Villa Marina’s Colonnade Suite. Admission is free.

People are asked to register their interest and reserve a place by Monday, May 6, by emailing

The second conference is ‘Prepare To Care’, which the general public can attend. This will look at caring, the impact it can have on all our lives and the impact it has on the community.

It will be held on Wednesday, September 18, from 1.30pm to 5pm in the Villa Marina’s Promenade Suite.

For more information on either of the conferences, email Crossroads Care at, or contact Alex Wilson on 673103.

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