Carers Week will run Monday 7 June - Sunday 13 June 2021. This year's theme is to Make Caring Visible and Valued.

What is Carers Week?

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 provide support for carers, run activities and highlight the vital role carers play in our communities, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

You can find out more about Carers Week at https://www.carersweek.org/.

What's on at TuVida?

Each of our local Carers Hubs has organised a series of events for Carers Week this year. As always, events open nationally are advertised on our national events page – but we also have a wide variety of local events for carers in Berkshire.

Here are the details of our local events:

Saturday 5 June 2021
Time Event Description
11am-1pm Nourished Minds - Cookery Group With chefs Laura and Henry
Monday 7 June 2021
Time Event Description
10:30-11:30am Breathe Body and Mind – Yoga (floor and seated) With Harpal Sahota
12-1pm Afternoon tea With Shelley
1-1:40pm Talk – Volunteering Opportunities Nicky Phull from Citizen Advice Wokingham talks about volunteer opportunities that can help towards increased employability
2-2:40pm Talk – Mind Wellbeing Service Claire Shrophall from Oxfordshire Mind gives an intro/overview of what the wellbeing service is and how carers can access support 
3-3:30pm Talk - 5 Ways to Wellbeing With Nina Crispin from Reading Borough Council
3-3:40pm Talk – Carers Strategy With Lesley Buckland, Commissioner, Wokingham Borough Council 
4-4:40pm Talk - Sports in Mind Laura Brooks from Sports in Mind talks about the sessions they run and the benefits of being active
7:30-8:30pm Bingo Please note: advance booking for this event is required by 4pm, Friday 4 June.
Tuesday 8 June
Time Event Description
9:30-10:10am Talk – Bills Saving Helen Dean from Connecting Communities in Berkshire talks about saving £££s on your gas and electricity bills
10-11am Pilates With Patricia Lajtaj
11am-12pm Feet massage With Sue Player
11am-12pm Journey through Caring An opportunity to chat with other carers and share experiences with Vinnette Campbell
11am-12pm Speak Clearly Workshop Have you ever wanted to speak more clearly, with power, authenticity and passion to show professionals how valued you are? to book a place - https://www.notacareintheworld.co.uk/event-details/speak-clearly
2-2:40pm Care 2 Sing UK Vox School with vocal coach Victoria Beebee. For more information and lyric sheets (required in advance of the event) please contact [email protected].
4-4:40pm Talk – Getting Back into Employment With Josh Hancock from Optalis
Wednesday 9 June
Time Event Description
10-11am Hand and Nail Care - online tutorial With Susan Player
11am-12pm Talk –managing household finances   With Jill Jacobs from Auriga (one of the UK's leading providers of services to people in financial difficulty)
12-1pm Afternoon tea A chat and a cuppa with Steve
12-12:40pm Talk with Karen Ive from YPWD
1-2pm Mindful exercises Join Sarah Waddingham, Professional Counsellor, for a session of Mindful exercises, with visualisation and breathing techniques, to help you relax and improve your wellbeing
1:30-2:30pm Bingo Please note: advance booking for this event is required by 4pm, Friday 4 June.
3-3:40pm Talk – Age UK Berkshire Fiona Price from Age UK Berkshire will be doing a talk on the service they provide.
4-4:30pm Talk - Age UK Reading A talk by Matt Taylor, Chief Officer from Age UK Reading
7-8pm Live music with Stephen Roper Enjoy a gig from your sofa
Thursday 10 June
Time Event Description
10-11am Moving and Handling With Sue Player
10:30am-12pm Breathe/Relax/Reset workshop Simple, yet effective: a journey to deepen your relationship with yourself using the breath. To book a place - https://www.notacareintheworld.co.uk/event-details/breathe-relax-reset-1 
11-11:40am Talk by Healthwatch Joanna Dixon from Healthwatch Talks about Who are Healthwatch? How can we help carers? 
TBC Afternoon tea (WOKINGHAM ONLY) With Janine - in-person event (to be confirmed)
2-2:30pm Caring Made Visible workshop This interactive session explores the role of a carer today in the wider social context. With information and exercises to help you as a carer gain perspective and feel more valued to book a place - https://www.notacareintheworld.co.uk/event-details/caring-made-visible.
2:30-3:30pm Photography workshop With Becky from Artification
3-3:40pm Talk - Direct Payments With Karen Artree from Wokingham Council
4-4:40pm Talk – Remap Geoff Hammond from Remap talks about the service they provide.
6-6:30pm Bhangra Feeling energetic? Then why not join Jarnail Singh for Bhangra dancing
Friday 11 June
Time Event Description
9-10am Floor Yoga With Harpal Sahota
10-11am Zumba and Tai Chi With Soranny Perone
12-1pm Afternoon tea With Christine
2:30-3:30 Mindfulness During Lockdown and Beyond With Soranny Perone
4-4:40pm Carers Cake off results
7-8pm Quiz night

Bookings

Booking is required for all events: please contact us for more information and to book your place.

Please note: Unless otherwise specified, all sessions will run on Zoom/MS Teams. A laptop/tablet/smart phone with speaker & camera are required. For the links required to book onto a session, please contact us.

Contact us

Email: [email protected] 

Telephone: 0118 324 7333 (9am-5pm, Monday-Friday)

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