Carers Week 2018: Healthy and Connected
Carers Week is an annual event run by a consortium of national charities, including the Carers Trust, Carers UK, Age UK, Macmillan, MS Society and MNDA. The week is dedicated to raising awareness about carers, the issues that they face, and helping research what support they need. Thousands of people across the country use this time to find and assist carers in their local communities.
This year, Carers Week will be focussing on keeping carers healthy and connected. Carers, especially those who care full time, often tell us that they find it difficult to do this, as it is hard to maintain friendships, exercise or get time to themselves. Our Carer Advisors often talk to people who are in this position, and have a few ways that they can help.
What’s on in Carers Week?
Sheffield Carers Centre is running a number of events across Carers Week in order to bring carers together, have fun, and increase your ability to stay Healthy and Connected. All events are are free of charge and everyone is welcome. If you need any more information about something that is taking place during events week, then please don’t hesitate to contact the office on 0114 278 8942.
Sheffield’s Adult Carer Action Plan Launch | Sheffield Carers Centre | 12th June | 10:30 – 12:30
Many organisations across Sheffield including the council, CCG, teaching hospitals and Carers Centre have been working on a city-wide carer’s strategy. We all engaged with carers to make this strategy focus on your needs, and not just be a glossy document that doesn’t make a difference. Now that the strategy is nearly complete, there will be a launch event on 12th June, giving you an opportunity to get more information which you will find interesting and useful.
Healthy and Connected Café | Central United Reformed Church | Friday 15th June | 10:30 – 12:30
This year’s Carers Week theme is staying Healthy and Connected, so we’re opening up a café that focusses on exactly those things. This will be a hubbub of activity with fitness workers, healthy living talks, free health check-ups, a chairobics session and massages, all designed to help you improve your health and get you connected with your community. Drop in any time to relax in our café and learn how to keep fit and healthy.
Carers Week Events:
Carers Café | Central United Reformed Church | 8th June | 10:00 – 12:00
Our pre-Carers Week event. Our usual café but with the added bonus of a performance from the Carers and Council choir! Come on your own or bring the person you care for-all welcome!
British Red Cross | Sheffield Carers Centre | Monday 11th June | 10am-12 noon
Following the success of our recent British Red Cross First Aid Course, there will be another course at our office on Young Street. This will include lessons on basic first aid, CPR and other life-saving skills. Please contact the Carers Centre to book a place as numbers are limited.
Carers Open Day at Burton St | Bamforth Park, Burton Street | Tuesday 12 June | 13:00 – 15:00
There will be a carers open day at The Burton Street Foundation. If the person you care for person attends activities at Burton Street come and have a look how they can support you as a carer. If you don’t currently use Burton Street’s resources, come along anyway as there will be lots of stalls and activities.
Carers Lunch Buffet | Grosvenor Casino| Tuesday 12 June | 12:00 – 15:00
The wonderful staff at Grosvenor Casino are inviting carers along for a free afternoon buffet with entertainment.
This is always a popular event so please contact the Carers Centre to book a place.
Busking | on The Moor | Wednesday 13 June | 10:00 – 13:00
Our talented team of buskers will be performing on the Moor in order to raise money for the Carers Centre and help increase awareness of who we are and what we do. If you’re in the area, make sure you check them out! We’d also love to hear from you if you’re a budding musician who’d love to get involved.
Afternoon Tea and Quiz | Sheffield Carers Centre | Wednesday 13 June | 13:00 – 15:00
Our ever popular afternoon tea and fun quiz with quizmaster Rob Lawson is back. With questions ranging from the obvious to the cryptic, there is something for everyone at this wonderful event. You can come by yourself and join a team, or arrive with friends and family.
Please contact us to book a place for you or your team.
You can follow the national coverage of Carers Week online with the hashtag #CarersWeek2018, and follow our local events on social media @sheffieldcarers