Last week (10th – 16th June) services across TuVida organised and attended a range of activities to celebrate Carers Week. Carers Week is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and to also recognise the contribution they make to families across the UK. To find out more about Carers Week click here.

Young Carers Notts

Our Young Carers Notts service organised various Picnic & Games evenings across the area. Young carers and their families were able to come and take part in lots of games like cricket, skittles, ring toss, badminton, football, egg and spoon races, twister, even a game or two of Uno… plus a delicious picnic after!

Herefordshire Carer Links

Our Carer Links team in Herefordshire spent the week out in the community attending information events where unpaid carers could pop along and see what support they could be entitled to. There was also a chance for carers to win a self-care hamper at the Talk Wellbeing Hub!

The team also took part in an Art Walk to look at local murals around the city with Carers of Herefordshire –

'So enjoyed the event put on for unpaid carers of a walk around Hereford to view the cities murals. The hot drink and cake provided at the Koffee Pot after the walk was welcomed and gave us all a chance to chat about the murals we had see.'

On Saturday 15th the team also attended a market stall in the centre of Hereford with our friends Carers of Herefordshire. The stall was designed to raise awareness of unpaid carers and to also advertise our services. It was a great day with lots of interest, even if the weather wasn't great!

(Photo Credit - Herefordshire Council)

Bridgend Carers Wellbeing

The Bridgend team scheduled lots of activities throughout the week including a Work and Employment Advice workshop with Employability and Citizens Advice on the Wednesday.

‘The information session with Employability and Citizen Advice was very helpful. I learned a lot about the resources available to me.’

The team also organised a free breakfast for carers on the Friday at The Harvester for local unpaid carers to meet likeminded people and share their own stories.

‘The Carers Breakfast was a great opportunity to connect with other carers and share experiences.’

There was also a chance for carers to win a hamper by entering a free raffle either online or at any of the events!

Essex Service

Arif, Team Leader for our carers respite service in Essex, attended a special Carers Week event in Redbridge. Arif is pictured with the new Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Sheila Bain.

Vale Unpaid Carers Hub

The team at the Vale Unpaid Carers Hub spent the week out in the local community, visiting various locations to provide and support unpaid carers who may not already have help in place. It was a great opportunity for the team to signpost local unpaid carers and chat to them about their caring roles.