I have been involved with the Carers Centre for 9 years and have extensive experience of both the clinical side of caring and hands on understanding of being a full time carer. I feel strongly about the various issues carers deal with on a daily basis. Recognising the importance of carers having leisure activity outside their caring role, RCC has initiated the Culture Club. This facilitates events which focus on the social needs of carers and it has proved popular. I am also involved with the Users and Carers Group, Carers Forum and Dementia support.