Submitted by hannah.roderick on 11 Jun 2018 - 8:45am
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. This year the campaign's focus is Healthy and Connected, highlighting the impact of caring on health and well-being.
What's happening in Middlesbrough?
Middlesbrough Carers Partnership is hosting an open event at the Fire Station Zone in the newly refurbished Middlesbrough Town Hall on Thursday 14th June 2018 from 11:30 to 3:30 pm. Come long and find information stalls from a number of Carer Organisations plus an exciting Young Carers Photo Exhibition, written and directed by local Young Carers.
The Partnership will also be distributing the newly published We Care You Care booklets, produced to support carers navigate the local services and support available. Look out for copies in GP surguries, pharmacies and community hubs across Middlesbrough.