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Older carers looking after those with learning disabilities benefit from £52,000 grant to Reach Learning Disability by Nottinghamshire Freemasons

A hundred older carers who look after people with learning disabilities will be given help and support thanks to a grant of £52,000 to Reach Learning Disability by Nottinghamshire Freemasons.

There are more than 15,000 people with learning disabilities in Nottinghamshire, a number that is expected to rise. Many of them live at home and are looked after by carers who are often in their 70s or 80s.

Peter and Sarah. (34165208)
Peter and Sarah. (34165208)

One of the biggest problems for their carers is a lack of social contact so the grant will be used to help them form social networks, with informal drop-in sessions and subsidised massage and reflexology sessions.

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