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Sainsbury’s and DH join forces to help carers

Sainsbury’s has agreed a partnership scheme with the Department of Health to identify hidden carers who attend their stores, coinciding with Carers Week this week.

A successful pilot in Torbay will be rolled out nationally, based on research showing that a typical supermarket has hundreds of customers each week who buy groceries for others, a practice common amongst carers. Store staff are coached by the Torbay Care Trust to identify these customers and ask if they have caring responsibilities. If so they are then offered help and support from the trust team based in the store, and local carers’ groups.

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