Carers week free to attend events

Many virtual events are planned to celebrate Carers week (8 - 14 June)
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To mark Carers week (8 - 14 June), an unpaid carer from the City of London has pulled together a timetable all many activities being offered by charities and organisations both nationally and locally. All are free to join, if you have access to the internet (there are a few by telephone).

This year's theme for Carers week is 'Making caring visible'

There is an estimated 6 million unpaid carers in the UK, many looking after a friend or loved one who has a physical or mental disability, or just someone who needs additional support.  

This year, Carers Week is more important than ever. Since the start of the Covid-19 crisis, many unpaid carers are working extended hours without the regular support or respite they need.

Please see attached the timetable. Our thanks to Shirley for compiling and sharing this with us. 

Carers week events

Stay at home to stop coronavirus spreading

Everyone must stay at home to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

You should only leave the house for 1 of 4 reasons:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household
  • any medical need, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  • travelling to and from work, but only where this absolutely cannot be done from home

Important

These 4 reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.