New Infoday exclusively for carers launched

Myeloma UK news // 15th May 2017

Myeloma UK has launched a new type of Infoday designed exclusively to support the carers, family and friends of myeloma patients.

The Carer and Family Infoday is a first of its kind event taking place in Newcastle on Friday 30 June and is open to family members and friends of myeloma patients.

Myeloma UK Services Events Lead, Hannah Bingham says, “Myeloma UK is always looking at new ways to support people affected by myeloma. We have listened to feedback from those who help care for myeloma patients and are pleased to offer a new type of event tailored to the needs of carers.”

The Carer and Family Infoday will feature a range of talks from speakers discussing the impact of caring, and will also provide information on how our delegates can get the support they need in their local area.

Hannah continues, “This event will be a little different than our Patient and Family Infodays. Rather than focussing on myeloma and its treatment, it is centred on the issues family and friends of patients may face. Our attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a number of interactive workshops and chat about anything that is concerning them in a safe environment.”

The launch of the Carer and Family Infoday is being welcomed by Myeloma Support Group Leader Liz Dobson, whose husband has myeloma, “I attended my first Infoday with my daughter because my husband was too ill to go. It didn’t just give us information, it gave us hope, so it is wonderful to see Myeloma UK now introducing their first Infoday exclusively for carers.

I attended my first Infoday with my daughter because my husband was too ill to go. It didn’t just give us information, it gave us hope, so it is wonderful to see Myeloma UK now introducing their first Infoday exclusively for carers.

Myeloma Support Group Leader Liz Dobson

“Being a family member or a friend of a myeloma patient can be difficult. While we are both living with myeloma, our experiences can be very different. It is fantastic that Myeloma UK recognises the needs of carers and is exploring ways to support everyone affected by myeloma.”

The Carer and Family Infoday takes place on Friday 30 June at the Centre for Life in Newcastle from 10.30am – 3.30pm. You can book your place by calling 0131 557 3332 or by filling out our registration form.

Find out more about the support we offer the carers, family and friends of myeloma patients.