Carers’ Week 2017 (June 12th – June 18th)
If you are looking after a relative, neighbour or friend who is unable to manage at home due to long term illness, age, disability or substance misuse you are a carer. By a carer, we do not mean an agency worker, paid or volunteer carer. So if you think this is you, come along and join in activities planned for Carers Week 2017.
Caring can be rewarding but it can also affect your homelife, worklife, free time and your relationship with the person you care for. You don’t have to live in the same house as that person to be their carer. Carers are not paid a wage to provide support and are sometimes referred to as unpaid/family/informal carers.
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. It is backed by eight major charities.
Local events taking place in the week include:
- Monday the 12th June (morning), Parents Federation are hosting a Ten Pin bowling event at Hollywood Bowl in the Red Dragon Centre. Parents Federation ask for people to contact them, either by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone 029 2056 5917, to secure a place at the bowling and a future gathering in Barry.
- Wednesday 14 June 10am-2pm Information and Carers’ week celebration event taking place at the Eastern Promenade, Barry Island.
- Thursday 15 June 10am-4pm Drop-in at West Quay Medical Centre, Barry to talk to representatives from EPP Cymru, Care and Repair and Wellbeing 4u.
- Saturday 17 June young carers event at Senedd. Please contact Becky Frew on either 07807 084202 or Rebecca.email@example.com for more information.
More details about all events taking place in Carers’ Week will be added to www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/carers as we become aware of them. Let us know if there is something you know about that we’ve missed.
The latest, edition of Caring Times is available to view/download via www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/carers I hope you enjoy reading Caring Times, the newsletter for carers living in the Vale of Glamorgan. Thank you to all those who contributed articles for this jam-packed edition.
Carers' Development Officer