Carers Week 2024 Carers Week What is carers week?

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What is Carers Week?

Carers Week, this year running from 10th – 16th June, 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, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities and draw attention to just how important caring is.

This year the theme is ‘Putting Carers on the Map’ highlighting the invaluable contributions of carers across the UK and ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear. Together we want to help increase the visibility of the carers among politicians, employers and throughout our communities. And by raising awareness we hope they will better recognise the challenges unpaid carers face and help them access the support they deserve. 

What is Carers Week?

Carers Week, this year running from 10th – 16th June, 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, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities and draw attention to just how important caring is.

This year the theme is ‘Putting Carers on the Map’ highlighting the invaluable contributions of carers across the UK and ensuring their voices are heard loud and clear. Together we want to help increase the visibility of the carers among politicians, employers and throughout our communities. And by raising awareness we hope they will better recognise the challenges unpaid carers face and help them access the support they deserve. 

What are our plans?

Friday 7th June

Carers Week Awareness Stand

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Venue: Solihull Hospital Main Entrance (near the shop and Café)

We will be working with UHB (University Hospital Birmingham) to raise awareness of support for carers in the hospitals and community. The UHB Hospital Carers Support Team will be in attendance along with our Health Engagement Team to give out information and reach as many carers and health staff as possible.

Saturday 8th June

Day Trip to Western-super-Mare

Our annual beach trip for carers of all ages and their families to celebrate Carers Week. Join us and enjoy a fun filled day at the seaside with lots to see and do.

Wheelchair accessible coach provided.

Please register your interest by clicking your relevant group below:

Sunday 9th June

Carers Charity Walk

To celebrate Carers Trust 50th year anniversary, we will be joining Carers Trust Heart of England for our annual Charity walk!

Time: 9.15AM

Venue: Packington Hall, Meriden, CV7 7HF (access via East Gate) and meet in the car park.

Cost: Adults £10 on the day OR £8 if paid in advance. (Under 16’s are free)

Families, groups of friends and individuals of all fitness levels are all invited to come along and participate in the 4-mile walk around the picturesque estate. There is also a short ¾ mile walk which is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Well behaved dogs on leads are also welcome. 

Each step taken will help support carers in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.

Register by clicking here.

Pay in advance by clicking here

Get sponsored! Download your Sponsorship Form here

Tuesday 11th June

Carers Week Awareness Stand

Time: 9.30AM -1.30 PM

Venue: Core Library Solihull

We will be busy raising awareness of support for carers in Solihull. Our Health Engagement Team will be giving out information about of service and how we can support carers of all ages. We hope to reach carers who may not be aware that they are a carer and could be missing out on important information.

 

Cinema Afternoon – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Time: 12.30PM – 3.30PM

Venue: Blossomfield Rose, B91 1FN

Join us for a cinema afternoon to watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.  This heart-warming film about a group of British retirees travelling to India to take up residence in what they believe to be a newly restored hotel.

Film starts at 1pm / Refreshments provided.

Wednesday 12th June

Young Carers Club Celebration

Our Young Carers monthly club is celebrating Carers Week by holding some special activities.  

Ages: 5-11 years

Time: 5.15PM-7pm 

We are having a jam-packed evening where you can get to see circus skills, play games, arts & craft and meet other young carers.  

 

Ages: 12-16 years

Time: 7.15PM-9pm 

Come and see the animal man with his animals and reptiles. There will also be games, arts & crafts and more for you to enjoy with other young carers. 

These sessions are by invite only, not received yours? Contact the Young Carers Team on 0121 788 1143 (option 2) 

Thursday 13th June

Carers Pamper Session

Time: 12.00PM – 2.00PM

Venue: Blossomfield Rose, B91 1FN

Blossomfield Rose are kindly offering us the use of their amazing premises and the services of 3 of their therapists for this event.

Treatments include:

  • 15-minute Hand Massage
  • 20-minute Mini Facial
  • 20-minute Nail manicures/nail painting

Booking is essential if you would like a treatment but you are also welcome just drop-in, to enjoy a cuppa, a chat and of course, cake. 

Saturday 15th June

Charity Ball and Carer Friendly Awards

Time: 6PM – 11PM

Venue: Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, NEC, Coventry Road, Birmingham, B26 3QW

We are delighted to announce that after the massive success in 2022, our Charity Ball and Carer Friendly Awards Evening will be making a return this year! It will be hosted by the fun-filled and charismatic Phil Oldershaw. It promises to be an evening brimming with celebration, recognition and heartfelt appreciation for those who often go unnoticed. 

The Carer Friendly Awards are for those who truly embody the spirit of unsung heroes, those who dedicate themselves tirelessly to take care of others. 

See your finalists and buy tickets here

Charity Ball 2024 Flyer

What are Our Plans?

Friday 7th June

Carers Week Awareness Stand

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Venue: Solihull Hospital Main Entrance (near the shop and Café)

We will be working with UHB (University Hospital Birmingham) to raise awareness of support for carers in the hospitals and community. The UHB Hospital Carers Support Team will be in attendance along with our Health Engagement Team to give out information and reach as many carers and health staff as possible.

Saturday 8th June

Day Trip to Western-super-Mare

Our annual beach trip for carers of all ages and their families to celebrate Carers Week. Join us and enjoy a fun filled day at the seaside with lots to see and do.

Wheelchair accessible coach provided.

Please register your interest by clicking your relevant group below:

Sunday 9th June

Carers Charity Walk

To celebrate Carers Trust 50th year anniversary, we will be joining Carers Trust Heart of England for our annual Charity walk!

Time: 9.15AM

Venue: Packington Hall, Meriden, CV7 7HF (access via East Gate) and meet in the car park.

Cost: Adults £10 on the day OR £8 if paid in advance. (Under 16’s are free)

Families, groups of friends and individuals of all fitness levels are all invited to come along and participate in the 4-mile walk around the picturesque estate. There is also a short ¾ mile walk which is wheelchair and pushchair friendly. Well behaved dogs on leads are also welcome. 

Each step taken will help support carers in Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire.

Register by clicking here.

Pay in advance by clicking here

Get sponsored! Download your Sponsorship Form here

Tuesday 11th June

Carers Week Awareness Stand

Time: 9.30AM -1.30 PM

Venue: Core Library Solihull

We will be busy raising awareness of support for carers in Solihull. Our Health Engagement Team will be giving out information about of service and how we can support carers of all ages. We hope to reach carers who may not be aware that they are a carer and could be missing out on important information.

Cinema Afternoon – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Time: 12.30PM – 3.30PM

Venue: Blossomfield Rose, B91 1FN

Join us for a cinema afternoon to watch The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. This heart-warming film about a group of British retirees travelling to India to take up residence in what they believe to be a newly restored hotel.

Film starts at 1pm / Refreshments provided.

Wednesday 12th June

Young Carers Club Celebration

Our Young Carers monthly club is celebrating Carers Week by holding some special activities.  

Ages: 5-11 years

Time: 5.15PM-7pm 

We are having a jam-packed evening where you can get to see circus skills, play games, arts & craft and meet other young carers.  

 

Ages: 12-16 years

Time: 7.15PM-9pm 

Come and see the animal man with his animals and reptiles. There will also be games, arts & crafts and more for you to enjoy with other young carers. 

These sessions are by invite only, not received yours? Contact the Young Carers Team on 0121 788 1143 (option 2) 

Thursday 13th June

Carers Pamper Session

Time: 12.00PM – 2.00PM

Venue: Blossomfield Rose, B91 1FN

Blossomfield Rose are kindly offering us the use of their amazing premises and the services of 3 of their therapists for this event.

Treatments include:

  • 15-minute Hand Massage
  • 20-minute Mini Facial
  • 20-minute Nail manicures/nail painting

Booking is essential if you would like a treatment but you are also welcome just drop-in, to enjoy a cuppa, a chat and of course, cake. 

Saturday 15th June

Charity Ball and Carer Friendly Awards

Time: 6PM – 11PM

Venue: Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport, NEC, Coventry Road, Birmingham, B26 3QW

We are delighted to announce that after the massive success in 2022, our Charity Ball and Carer Friendly Awards Evening will be making a return this year! It will be hosted by the fun-filled and charismatic Phil Oldershaw. It promises to be an evening brimming with celebration, recognition and heartfelt appreciation for those who often go unnoticed. 

The Carer Friendly Awards are for those who truly embody the spirit of unsung heroes, those who dedicate themselves tirelessly to take care of others. 

See your finalists and buy tickets here.

Charity Ball 2024 Flyer

Help Put Carers On The Map

This year we’re aiming to put carers on the map…

So, we’ve done just that!

Find your ward and see how many carers live there – each and every adult carer, young carer and young adult carer!

Just click the map below.

Share this page to anyone you think is an unpaid carer so we can help them & put them on the map!

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Help Put Carers On The Map

This year we’re aiming to put carers on the map…

So, we’ve done just that!

Find your ward and see how many carers live there. Each and every adult carer, young carer, and young and adult carer!

Just click the map below and hold your phone landscape, then make it fullscreen. 

Best viewed on a computer/laptop.

Controls:
Zoom In – Opening two fingers while touching the screen
Zoom Out – Pinching the screen with two fingers.
Move View – Drag a single finger on the screen.

Share this page to anyone you think is an unpaid carer so we can help them & put them on the map!

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