17:03, Wednesday, 9th June 2021

Carers Week 2021

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring.

It brings to light the growing number of carers, young and old across the country and the enormous impact they have in our communities.

The campaign highlights the love, dedication, and challenges unpaid carers have and also raises awareness of the rights and resources that can help them care for themselves while caring for others.

In a household with a child or children with SEND there may be many faces to the caring role. Parents may be carers to both the child and to their own parents. Brothers and sisters may be carers to the child with SEND and also the parents, helping with household tasks, medication and more.

Follow the campaign on social media with the hashtag #CarersWeek2021.

Carers Support Centre

Do you know about the various types of support offered by the Carers Support Centre?

  • Training
  • Counselling
  • Befriending support and a listening ear
  • Support and social groups for young carers that your other children might like to join
  • Information on your rights as a carer, finances and employment

You may also be able to find out about other organisations specific to your child’s needs that provide peer support, webinar, information specific to their health and more.

See some of their groups and workshops

Coming this summer!- Parents supporting parents
A group for parents who care for a child with additional needs. Get to know other parent carers, share experiences, and get support from your peers.

Carer workshop- Resilience Training
22 June, 6-8pm.
To book call, 01472 242277.

Carer workshop- Self-Care Massage
10:30AM to 11:30 am. Pamper yourself from the comfort of your own home. Guided by a trained therapist, learn how to make the most of ‘me time’ with massages you can try on yourself.
Book online for Carers Support self-care massage.

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