Carers Week 20195th June 2019
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 Northern Ireland.
It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. We want to draw attention to just how important caring is.
Carers Week 2019 takes place 10 June to 16 June 2019.
This Carers Week, we’re coming together to help carers get connected. There are over 43,000 people in Belfast who are carers. They will be looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.
Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but carers often find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring. Its impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.
For a Carers Pack and to register for our mailing list please contact the Carer Service Team on 028 9504 2126.
|Date||Time||Event||Venue||Contact for booking|
|Monday 10 June||10am – 12.30pm||Mindfulness Taster session for parents/ carers of children who have been diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder.||Conference Room, Holywood Arches Health Care Centre, Belfast||To book a place please contact the Belfast Autism Intervention Service on 028 9504 2301|
|Tuesday 11 June||7pm – late||Dinner Dance||Ivanhoe Hotel||Andrei Cibanou, Carer Service Admin
Andrei.Cibanou@belfasttrust.hscni.net or tel: 028 9504 2126
|Wednesday 12 June||9.45am – 3.30pm||Relax and Refresh||Drumalis House, Larne||Fully booked
(bookings are available for dates later in the year)
|Thursday 13 June||10am – 2pm||Taking Care of ME||Clayton Hotel, Belfast City Centre||Carers Northern Ireland Tel: 028 9043 9843|
|Friday 14 June||10am – 12pm||Health Fair for Unscheduled Care Staff||Board Room, King Edward Building||No booking required|