June 8th-14th is Carers Week – there are lots of exciting events and activities happening online by Slough Carers groups, from coffee mornings and art sessions, to cookery, quizzes and a virtual choir.
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. This year, people are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many more people have taken on caring responsibilities for loved ones at home…YOU may be one of them.
Slough Carers groups have put together some fun and engaging events during this week. Take some time out from your caring responsibilities and join in, it’s sure to put a smile on your face. We’re taking virtual events to another level to connect with carers this year. There’s something for everyone including a variety of quizzes and games, a cook-a-long, get-togethers, mindfulness sessions for your body and mind and opportunities to explore your creative side. Alongside this, there will be opportunities to ask questions to support you in your caring role and meet the Slough Carers Support team, who will be hosting some sessions. They have been busy over the last few months contacting carers as well as providing COVID-19 One Slough support.
Carers Week events have been organised and run by Slough Carers Support, Special Voices, Apna Virsa, Slough Young Carers, Aik Saath, Khatun’s Kitchen and Thrive365.
During the week, Slough’s young carers will be taking to social media to show people living in our town and beyond, what it means to be a young carer to them. The young people attending Slough Young Carers reflect both the diversity of Slough and the diversity of carers, with regards to both the people they look after, the caring they do and its impact on their lives. Follow @SloughYC on Twitter or @sloughyoungcarers on Instagram to see what Slough’s young carers want to share with you!
For the full programme and to book, visit: https://bit.ly/Slough-Carers-Support-Carers-Week