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Carers Week 2020

1st June 2020

Carers 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.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities and highlight the vital role carers play in our communities, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.
So during Carers Week, we’re coming together to help Make Caring Visible.

Over Carers Week, taking place from Monday 08 June to Sunday 14 June, we are hosting a number of virtual events to help make carers visible.

Full details of the upcoming events is available in the table below:

Date Time Event Venue
Monday 8th June 10.00 – 11.00 Gentle Yoga with Colette Zoom
Tuesday 9th June 11.00 – 12.30 Sing along with Una Zoom
Wednesday 10th June 10.30 – 11.30

14.00 – 15.00

Coffee & Chat with Margaret & Demi from the Carer Support Team

Let’s Dance! with Charmaine

Thursday 11th June 11.00 – 12.00

19.00 – 20.30

Compassion Fatigue & Self Compassion with Belfast Recovery College

Mindfulness with Eileen

Friday 12th June 11.00 – 12.00 Introduction to Coaching with Fiona Zoom
Saturday 13th June 14.00 – 17.00 All Stitched up Sewing Project with Ciaran (Materials provided and delivered to Carers) Zoom
Sunday 14th June 14.00 – 17.00 Cooking with Mark, the Urban Community Chef (Materials provided and delivered to Carers) Zoom
Tuesday 16th June 11.00 – 12.00 Men’s Health Week – Restoring the Balance Webinar and Men Being Part of the Solution Zoom

To make a booking contact the Carer Support Service by calling 028 9504 2126 or email

You’ll find further information about carers services in Belfast Trust in their service page.