This week marks the annual Carers Week, 8th – 14th June to raise awareness of those caring for a relative, friend or neighbour due to illness, disability or old age.

‘Making Carers Visible’ is this year’s theme and despite the the Carers Support Centre being closed due to the coronavirus pandemic, our Carers Information Service is still delivering a week of events run online at its Virtual Carers Café.

If you would like to join one of the following sessions, please register in advance by emailing, stating which of the sessions you are interested in attending. You will then be emailed a Zoom meeting link to be used on the day.

Staff members will be available armed with a cuppa to discuss a variety of topics with details below:

Wednesday 10 June, 11 am-12 noon
On Wednesday, join Helen Thompson and Amanda Ruck for a chat. Amanda is a member of our Carers Advice and Assessment Team and is also happy to answer questions about carer’s assessments for people caring for an adult.

Thursday 11 June, 11 am-12 noon
On Thursday, have a chat with Dawn Hamilton and Astrid Mcabee. Astrid is our Education, Health and Care Plan (EHCP) advisor and is also keen to talk with others about being a parent carer during lockdown.

Friday 12 June, 11 am-12 noon
On Friday, join Kym Prowse and Tanya Fitzgerald for our final cuppa of the week. Kym is a member of our Carers Advice and Assessment Team and can answer questions you may have about carer’s assessments. Tanya is also a bereavement counsellor and is happy to talk to people about the 1:1 support she can offer those who have experienced bereavement and loss.