Carers Week 20201st June 2020
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:
|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 CarerSuppSvcs@belfasttrust.hscni.net
You’ll find further information about carers services in Belfast Trust in their service page.