Carers Week 6 - 12 June 2022
Information sessions, mini manicures, balloon modelling, garden parties and a trip to Stratford are all on offer as part of this year’s National Carer’s Week.
Carers Week 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.
National Carers Week is being held 6 to 12 June this year and Dudley Carers Hub is coming together to make caring Visible, Valued and Supported and so is holding a whole range of events and activities to mark this.
Through a partnership with Mobilise, those carers who cannot attend the activities can access daily virtual Carers Week Cuppas, which will offer a range of support and activities online. For more information visit https://www.mobiliseonline.co.uk/cuppa-timetable
Councillor Natalie Neale, cabinet member for adult social care, said:
Our carers provide dedicated, unwavering and often unrecognised support to their loved ones. This year’s theme of making them visible, valued and supported aims to address this imbalance.
Our carers hubs provide year-round support for carers, we hope that with these extra events we can provide some respite and fun to those who already use our services, as well as perhaps encouraging those who have never used our support network to come along, share their experiences, make connections and have some well-deserved downtime
There are a range of activities on offer, including an information session in the main reception at Russell’s Hall Hospital on Monday 6 June from 8am-12pm where wellbeing advisors will be on hand to provide information, advice and signposting about being a carer.
There are three sessions on Tuesday 7 June with a carers craft session from 11am – 12.30pm and 1pm – 3pm at Brett Young Carers Hub, Halesowen where people can make occasions cards in the morning and a keyring in the afternoon and have the opportunity to socialise with other carers. To book a place call 07825 980136.
On the same day from 11am – 1pm at Queens Cross Carers Hub, Dudley there’s a Sound Bath & Rhythm Session by Beat’s Percussion using small drums to get people’s brains stimulated. Great for memory skills, listening, concentration and confidence building. To book a place call 01384 818723.
On Wednesday 8 June from 9am – 3om there’s a carers day trip to Stratford-Upon-Avon, departing and returning to the Brett Young Centre. This day trip is for carers and the person they care for, if they wish to attend. To book a place call 07825 980136.
Also on the Wednesday is a relaxation and mindfulness session at Queens Cross Carers Hub Dudley. To book a place call Stuart on 07486 380590.
On Thursday 9 June Brett Young Carers Hub, Halesowen is hosting a pampering session from 11am – 1.30pm with mini manicure, hand massage and dancing yoga. To book a place call Wellbeing 07825 980136. Later that the day the hub will be running a fun balloon modelling session from 1.30 – 3pm. To book a place call Stuart on 07486 380590.
Also on the Thursday, from 10am – 12.30pm there’s a carers information session at Kingswinford Library, where wellbeing advisors will be on hand to provide information, advice and signposting about being a carer.
Finally on Friday 10 June from 11am – 3pm at Brett Young Centre there’s a garden party to recognise and celebrate carers, including, music, information stands, barbecue and interactive quiz To book a place call 07825 980136.
For more information about Carers Week visit www.carersweek.org/ or to speak to someone about caring contact Dudley Carers Hub on 01384 818723, email email@example.com or visit https://www.dudley.gov.uk/carers