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Breathe EasySainsbury's 2013The team at Sainsbury’s in Newport are set to raise awareness of the role of carers looking after an ill, frail or disabled family member or friend in the Isle of Wight area.

Carers Week takes place between the 10th and 16th June and both Sainsbury’s colleagues and customers have the opportunity to find out more about the local support available as the Newport store holds activities during the national awareness week.

In December 2010, Sainsbury’s began their partnership with carers’ charity Carers UK. The retailer has over 20,000 colleagues who combine their caring responsibilities with delivering great service as a Sainsbury’s colleague. The retailer is also one of just a few major UK companies with a carers policy, which includes flexible working.

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During Carers Week 2013 over 2,400 groups are arranging events and activities including hundreds of Sainsbury’s stores across the UK.

Customers visiting the store will be able to find out more about the work of CareWatch, Breathe Easy, Age UK & IOW Stroke Club as representatives will be in-store with an information stand.

Monday 10th –  Wednesday 12th –  CareWatch,

Saturday 15th & Sunday 16th – Breathe Easy

Monday 17th &  Wednesday 19th – Age UK

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Tuesday 18th & Friday 21st  – IOW Stroke Club

Sainsbury’s Newport Store Manager Paul Dyer added: “Carers play such an important part in our community and we’re proud to be working with Carers UK to help highlight the support that’s available in Isle of Wight area”.

Photo: Breathe Easy in previous months at Sainsbury’s Newport.

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