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Carers Week 2024 - 10th to 16th June 2024

Tuesday, 21 May 2024 14:41

By Barbara Constable

Carers Week (10 – 16 June) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

This year’s theme for Carers Week is ‘Putting carers on the map’.  We are an independent charity giving free help to unpaid carers living, or caring for someone who lives, in York.

We want to make it easy for carers to get help from us and hold regular activities in local venues offering free support and advice

Get Involved

Our activities calendar is jam-packed this Carers Week including a celebration event on Wednesday 12 June in Museum Gardens. Join us from 10 am, bring a picnic and get involved with our fundraising activities and games.

This is a great opportunity to talk to a Carer Support Worker and other local carers with shared experiences and to find out more about our work.

We’ve got something for everyone including a Carer Hub, School drop-ins, Independent Financial Advice, Legal Clinic and Wellbeing Workshops.

Visit www.yorkcarercentre.co.uk/calendar to find your activity.

The York Carers Centre team will be on hand to support anyone feeling nervous or worried about coming along to an activity for the first time. We hope to see you there.

‘We See You’

We have launched an exciting new project for Carers Week called ‘WE SEE YOU’.

We are asking carers to collect a small cardboard mirror from Explore Centres and any Carers Week activity, and write a word, phrase or drawing on it, then post it back to us in one of the boxes provided.

We are using mirrors to symbolise reflection, recognition and the unseen efforts of carers and will be creating a piece of art to showcase at our AGM.

We would love you to be a part of it.

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