Are you a carer or do you know someone who is?
Are you or the person you know accessing support that is available to them?
Carers Week (10th – 16th June 2019) 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.
For more information about Carers week please see https://www.carersweek.org/about-us
Carers support in Gloucestershire
Support for adult carers and parent carers in Gloucestershire is provided by Gloucestershire Carers Hub.
The NHS bus will be on tour around the county that week where you or other carers you know will be able to speak to staff from Gloucestershire Carers Hub, dates and times are:
- Monday 10th June – Stroud Tesco
- Tuesday 11th June – Gloucester, outside HSBC on The Cross
- Wednesday 12th June – Cinderford, outside the Co-op
- Thursday 13th June – Tewkesbury Co-op
- Friday 14th June – Cheltenham outside Marks & Spencer
There is a Tea and Talk session at Pullman Place on Thursday 13th June from 1pm – 3pm. Laura Collins from People Plus will be there from 2:15pm.
There is a drop-in session at Shire Hall in the Huddle Zone (2nd Floor of the Bridge, Shire Hall) on Wednesday 12th June, 1.15-2.45pm where you can find out more about the services Gloucestershire carers Hub offer.
Carers support in Herefordshire
Carer Links provides support to carers in Herefordshire.
During the week, Carer Links are holding a number of events where you can find out more about what the service provides.
Find out more here. (PDF download).
2gether is also holding a Carer Networking Event next week (Friday 21 June), where you can find out more about what’s on offer to support carers in the county.