12th June 2018Category: General
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.
In 2018 the focus of the week is on supporting carers to be healthy and connected.
Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience, enriching relationships and providing a sense of satisfaction and well-being. However, caring for others often comes at a cost to carers’ own health and well-being as they put their own health needs to the back of the queue.
To be Healthy and Connected, carers need information and practical support to care safely without harming their own physical and mental health. They also need the appropriate knowledge and access to services to allow them to stay fit and eat healthily.
Why not take your own steps towards getting Healthy & Connected by joining in with one of our Carers Weeks events.
This Carers Week we are working jointly with Hospice at Home West Cumbria to arrange a FREE Carers Event.
We have teamed up with a variety of local charities and organisations to share information about the different options and services out there to help carers get healthy and connected.
The event will take place on Wednesday 13th June from 10am to 2pm at St Michaels Church, Falcon Place, Workington CA14 2EZ
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to discover new ways of caring for YOU. The person you are caring for is also very welcome to attend and chat to the professionals there on the day.
The list of organisations attending is growing daily, currently we are expecting:
Hospice at Home West Cumbria, Age UK, Better Leisure Centres, Cumbria Libraries, Adult Social Care OT Team, and of course, us!
During the course of the day you will also have the opportunity to take part in a number of taster sessions such as Mindfulness.
We hope the event will show you just how much support there is available in West Cumbria for carers.
To help you get connected we would like to invite you to attend our Cupcakes4Carers events during Carers Week.
Join us on Thursday 14th June between 12.30pm and 2.30pm at our offices in Cockermouth.
Come along for cuppa and some cake (baked and/or donated by local businesses, staff and volunteers).
Please note that these events are open to anyone, so you are welcome to bring along the person you care for, friends, family or come on your own, it’s entirely up to you.
We’d be very grateful for any donations of cupcakes anyone is able to make. If you’re able to support us then please could you call Michelle McGibbon on 01900 821976.