Carers' Week 2017

Closed 18 Jun 2017

Opened 5 Jun 2017

Overview

Carers' Week 2017

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 throughout the UK.

This year Carers' Week is 12-18 June and there are a number of events taking place across Sheffield, such as health events, afternoon tea events, musical activities and arts and crafts workshops.

Who is a Carer?

A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends to enable them to cope and carry on with their day to day life as they could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or suffers with mental ill-health or substance misuse

This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally, or through a voluntary organisation.

Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation; looking after their mother, son, or best friend.

Carers don’t choose to become carers: it just happens and they have to get on with it. This is why it is very important to recognise carers and offer them support to enable them to continue in their caring role whilst maintaining their own health and well-being.

To find out more, please cantact Jan at the Carers' Centre at: jan@sheffieldcarers.org.uk, or visit http://sheffieldcarers.org.uk/whats-on.

 

Events

  • Carers Week 2017

    From 12 Jun 2017 at 08:00 to 18 Jun 2017 at 20:00

    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 throughout the UK.

    This year Carers' Week is 12-18 June and there are a number of events taking place across Sheffield, such as health events, afternoon tea events, musical activities and arts and crafts workshops.

    Who is a Carer?

    A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends to enable them to cope and carry on with their day to day life as they could not manage without this help. This could be caring for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or suffers with mental ill-health or substance misuse

    This is not the same as someone who provides care professionally, or through a voluntary organisation.

    Anyone can become a carer; carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be of any age. Many feel they are doing what anyone else would in the same situation; looking after their mother, son, or best friend.

    Carers don’t choose to become carers: it just happens and they have to get on with it. This is why it is very important to recognise carers and offer them support to enable them to continue in their caring role whilst maintaining their own health and well-being.

    To find out more, please cantact Jan at the Carers' Centre at: jan@sheffieldcarers.org.uk, or visit http://sheffieldcarers.org.uk/whats-on.

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