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Carers Week 2017 - Creating Carer Friendly Communities

Carers Week 2017 - Creating Carer Friendly Communities

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers.This year Carers Week takes place from 12 – 18 June, with events planned throughout the country.

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 year Carers Week is focusing on Building carer friendly communities. which support carers in their caring role, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

Sheffield Carers Centre is a local independent charity offering support and information to all carers in Sheffield, and they’ve got an exciting programme of events planned for this year’s Carers Week.

You can view the Programme of Activities on page 6 of the Sheffield Carers Centre Summer Newsletter. There are a lot of events planned, including:

  • Monday 12 June, 11am-2pm – Songs and Selfies: Busking on The Moor! Enjoy musical performances from Julia McInally (Sheffield Carers Centre Young Adult Carers Worker) and the Council and Carers Choir. There will also be Carers Centre staff on hand to chat and give out information.
  • Tuesday 13 June, all day – ‘Say Hello’ Say hello to staff from Sheffield Carers Centre at Sainsbury’s in Crystal Peaks where they will be chatting to carers and giving out information.
  • Tuesday 13 June, all day – Move to the Beat Enjoy music and dance, arranged by Sheffield Young carers, including a performance by the Carers and Council Choir at 6.15pm. Venue: Hallam Square, Sheffield Hallam University.

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