CARERS WEEK
6–12 June 2022

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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.

This year, the theme for Carers Week aims to make caring Visible, Valued and Supported
There are many free activities for unpaid carers on during
Carers Week.
Please check out and join the special events from us and our local partner organisations below.
  • Young Adult Carers Service Launch Party
    Wed, 08 Jun
    Forest Road Youth Hub
    08 Jun, 18:00 – 21:00
    Forest Road Youth Hub, 29 Forest Rd, London E8 3BY, UK
    The City and Hackney Carers Centre are starting a new service for young people age 16 to 25 who live with a family member with long term illness or disability. Our launch night will include food, drink and music.
  • Carers First: 5 useful things
    Wed, 08 Jun
    Online via Zoom
    08 Jun, 12:00 – 14:00
    Online via Zoom
    This session will support you to understand information around power of attorney, mental capacity, wills, trusts, and NHS continuing health care.
  • Chair Disco Flow seated movement class
    Wed, 08 Jun
    Gascoyne 2 Community Hall
    08 Jun, 11:00 – 12:00
    Gascoyne 2 Community Hall, 2 Wick Rd, London E9 5AY, UK
    Seated exercise for older adults at Gascoyne 2 Community Hall. This is a flow class, meaning it has a longer warm-up and gentler pace than our Friday class, with a focus on chair yoga and mobility. Join us!
  • 3 Steps for Self-Care: Workshop with Coaching for Unpaid Carers
    08 Jun, 11:00 – 13:00
    Online via Zoom
    This Carers Week, come and learn how to take care of yourself better by changing the way you think.
  • Hackney Festival
    Wed, 08 Jun
    Hackney Church (St John at Hackney)
    08 Jun, 10:30 – 12:30
    Hackney Church (St John at Hackney), Lower Clapton Rd, London E5 0PD, UK
    A chance for carers to get information and support from different professionals as well as enjoy a bite to eat and a pampering session.
  • Wednesday Advice Line
    Wed, 08 Jun
    Phone
    08 Jun, 10:00 – 16:00
    Phone
    Call and speak directly to an adviser: 0208 533 0951. This is for basic advice without an appointment. If the advisor feels it needs more time, they will make you an appointment.
  • Carers First: Benefits, Advice and Guidance
    07 Jun, 12:00 – 13:30
    Online va Zoom
    In this session Department of work and pensions staff will give an overview of what benefits that you maybe eligible too. Citizen Advice Bureau will cover how to apply for the benefits that is discussed.
  • Will Writing and Lasting Power of Attorney
    07 Jun, 10:30 – 12:00
    Online via Zoom
    Join us for a session with Ross Anderson from Jones Whyte LLP Solicitors who will talk you through writing a will and information around lasting power of attorney.
  • Brocals Monday Meet-up
    Mon, 06 Jun
    Wellspace
    06 Jun, 14:00 – 15:30
    Wellspace, 241 Well St, London E9 6RG, UK
    Real-life Bro-Meets are back again! Brocals is our project for men and male carers aged 50 and over who are at risk of isolation.
  • Carers First: Carers Masterclass with Sara Challice
    06 Jun, 11:00 – 12:30
    Online via Zoon
    Best-Selling and Award Winning Author, Sara Challice shares her story of caring for her husband for many years, after he became severely disabled from a brain tumour.
  • Digital Drop in
    Mon, 06 Jun
    Mildmay Community Centre
    06 Jun, 11:00 – 13:00 BST
    Mildmay Community Centre, Woodville Rd, Mayville Estate, London N16 8NA, UK
    Are you feeling confused about technology? Is getting online getting you down? Local I.T. expert Rick Crust is here to help!
  • Working for Carers: Carers Week 2022
    Mon, 06 Jun
    St John’s Church
    06 Jun, 10:30 – 14:00
    St John’s Church, Broadway, London E15 1NG, UK
    This is an opportunity for carers to mingle and receive peer support, chat to the Working for Carers Employment Personal Advisors about career development, take part in a Mindfulness and Resilience session and hear live from carers who have exited the project. 
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