The Lancashire CarersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Forum is holding its annual conference for carers at the Woodlands Conference Centre, Chorley, next month.
The event, on Wednesday 10 September, is the biggest date in the forumÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s calendar and provides an opportunity for carers in Lancashire to meet, discuss issues and share ideas with other carers and representatives from social care services, health services, advocacy and voluntary organisations.
The Lancashire Carers Forum, formed in October 1998, acts as the voice and representative body for unpaid carers across the county who look after a partner, relative or friend, who is ill or disabled.
As part of the conference, carers will be able to access information and be invited to take part in workshops.
Lancashire County Council will also be recognising carers that have demonstrated courageous commitment and dedication in caring for someone at a special awards ceremony.
The annual conference to be held at the Southport Road centre is funded by Lancashire County Council.
Joanne Miller, carersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ development officer at Lancashire County Council, said: Ã¢â‚¬Å“This year marks the tenth anniversary of the Lancashire CarersÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ Forum, and with this in mind, this years' conference will celebrate a decade of driving forward positive change and support for carers.
"Despite significant progress in the support and recognition of carers, there are still, however, many people who look after their relatives who are unaware of the support available and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t class themselves as a Ã¢â‚¬ËœcarerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢.Ã¢â‚¬Â