Celebrating Carers Week in Dudley borough #carersweek

Dudley Carers Alliance will be out and about across the borough all week to raise awareness of their work as part of Carers Week 2017.

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.

Carers Week takes place from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 June 2017. We’re continuing our focus on building Carer Friendly Communities, which support carers to look after their loved ones well, while recognising that they are individuals with needs of their own.

There are 6.5 million carers in the UK (38,000 in Dudley) and this number continues to rise. Many people don’t realise they are carers and so do not access the support and services available to them.

See the schedule below for information about where you can speak to the Dudley Carers Alliance team throughout the week.

Date What’s happening Where and what time
Sunday 11th June Carers event Performances by DYnamics rock and pop choir with a variety of activities to take part in during the day. Black Country Museum 10.30am until 4pm
Wednesday 14th June Tea and chat with cakes Wards at Russells Hall Hospital

2pm until 4pm

Thursday 15th June Carers Café

Join other carers for a chat, take part in activities and have the opportunity to find out about support for carers

Queens Cross Centre, DY1 1RB

10.30am until 1pm

Information drop in session

Carer Coordinator Sharon McGlynn, Dudley Parkinson’s Group, Shared Lives Foster Care and Rethink Mental Illness Carers Support about services available to carers in the borough

Health Hub

9am until 4pm

Friday 16th June Free breakfast for carers Drop-in for a free breakfast bap and a brew DY1 Lunch on the Run Café Stafford Street

10am until 12noon

Carers Network information session

Awareness session around carers and the support available to people who provide care to a loved one

Sainsbury’s Amblecote

10am until 1pm

Saturday 17th June Family Fun Day

Arts and craft stalls, a bouncy castle and activities for all ages with a guest appearance from the Mayor of Dudley and music from Feelgood Choir

DY1 Stafford Street

11am until 2pm

For more information about Dudley Carers Alliance click here (link to website)

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