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Carers Week 2018

Published on 31 May 2018 09:52 AM

logoCarers Week (11th - 17th June 2018) - Healthy and Connected.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. 

Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. 

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This year's Carers Week is on communities coming together to support the health and wellbeing of carers so that they can stay Healthy and Connected. 

 

 

 What do carers do? 

Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. 

 

Carers Support

Age UK Dacorum
Carers Support Service

Age UK Dacorum offers support to people living in the Borough who give unpaid care to a relative, neighbour or friend, where one of them is over 50.

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 This Carers Week we are looking at all the ways we can support carers to stay Healthy and Connected. We want to build communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with health and wellbeing needs of their own. 

 

 

Our Events for carers for Carers' Week 2018

 

Monday 11th June 2018

Waterways Experience Canal Boat Trip 

Thursday 14th June 2018

High Tea for Forget-me-not Carers Group 

Friday 15th June 2018

Stand at Hospice of St Francis Carers Day

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The eight charities driving Carers Week are  Age UK, Carers UK, Carers Trust, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, MS Society, Motor Neurone Disease Association and Which? Elderly Care.

Carers week Organisations