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Carers Week 2019

This week is Carers Week (10-16 June) and we want to recognise the contribution carers make to families and communities in the UK.

 

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.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

This Carers Week 2019, we're coming together to help carers get connected. There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They will be looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.

Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but carers often find it challenging to take care of their own wellbeing whilst caring. Its impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.

What's going on in Wirral?

13th June 7.30pm - A chorus for Carers featuring the Wallasey Choir and guests. Join WIRED Wirral to celebrate the work of Wirral's unpaid carers at Wallasey Town Hall Concert Room, with musical entertainment and a free buffet. To register for FREE, email cws@wired.me.uk

14th June 11am-3pm - Carers Cream Tea with WIRED Wirral. Join WIRED for their coffee morning and afternoon tea at The Little Centre, Birkenhead, CH43 9LB, to celebrate the work that carers provide.

Ongoing - Carers craft session at WIRED Wirral. St James Centre, 344 Laird Street, Birkenhead, CH41 7AL

For more information on events visit the WIRED website or Carers Week website for details on how you can get involved.