10 - 16 June 2019 is Carers Week 2019, a time to recognise and support the significant contribution which more than 6.5 million carers in the UK make to the community.
Many people don’t identify themselves as carers – they simply see themselves as spouses, parents, sons, daughters or friends. This means that many carers across the UK are not connected to vital information and support that can help them with caring.
We would like to encourage the community and organisations to engage with the Carers Week campaign this year!
This year’s theme is Getting Carers Connected and we are calling on you to show your support by doing something to make carers a little bit more connected and supported. Knowing someone acknowledges them and wants to help can make a huge difference!
There are many ways you can get involved:
- There are three carers ceilidhs happening in Perth & Kinross during Carers Week with refreshments, a light buffet lunch, giveaways and information from local organisations who support carers and those they care for. All of these ceilidhs are free to attend and aim to support carers become better connected within their local community. Booking is required as spaces are limited. (click here to download Carers Week Poster to share with family and friends)
Find out more info about a ceilidh near you and join in the fun:
- Would you like to promote your services/group to carers at one of our (or more) of our ceilidhs we have few stalls available for organisations and community groups at each of them, just contact Marlena on 01738 567076 or Marlena.Nowaczyk@pkavs.org.uk to book!
- Help us spread the word about the events and Carers Week 2019 through social media by including the hashtag #CarersWeek2019
- Please share via your channels or display within your organisation the attached poster promoting events we’ve got planned for carers!
- Tell us Why You Care – If you’re a carer, share your story to raise awareness about the diversity of caring roles in our communities and to help those people who may not know that they are carers to self-identify, letting them know that there are supports and services available. If you’re not a carer you can still share your experience, support and appreciation for their role or how you and your organisation are or can help carers.
- If you know a carer, encourage them to contact PKAVS Carers Hub for practical support, information and advice.
- You can organise a morning or afternoon tea, fundraiser or workshop to raise awareness of the diversity of carers and caring, and take advantage of the opportunity to inform friends and colleagues of the support services available.
- Visit the Carers Week page where you will find a range of information and resources, including the option to download promotional materials for display and information and tips on how to effectively engage with this year’s campaign. You can also pledge your support or register your own Carers Week event to have it listed on their interactive map.
By promoting and supporting Carers Week campaign you can show how much community support there is for Carers in UK!