Carers Week 2021

About Carers Week 

Carers Week 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.
This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.

So during Carers Week, we’re coming together to help Make Caring Visible.

There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.

Caring’s impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated, and carers are facing even more difficult circumstances this year. Whilst many feel that caring is one of the most important things they do, its challenges should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough. 

It is vitally important that we recognise the contribution carers make to their families and local communities, workplaces and society, and that they get the support they need. 

Want to know more? Call us on 020 8868 5224

Why not support us?

Every donation helps; whether it’s a one-off contribution like a legacy donation or a monthly direct debit. Your donations can help us create new services and provide better support to our carers. From complementary therapies to counselling and training for carers, your help can go a long way. Additionally, we have a number of ways you can fundraise by simply thinking of us when you go about your day-to-day lives!

Carers Week Activities

Monday 7th of June

  • 10.00 – 11.30am Virtual Cuppa (ON ZOOM)

     

  • 12noon – 1.00pm Photography Workshop by Neil Greenhalgh (ON ZOOM)

Tuesday 8th of June

  • 11.00– 3.00pm Relax, Revive & Refresh at our Carers Picnic
    Join us at the Old Lyonian’s Sports ground and enjoy Zumba, Bollywood dance and Pilates’s sessions with a picnic lunch provided. Feel free to bring family and friends along too.

Wednesday 9th June

  • 10.00 – 3.00pm Meet and Greet

Unpaid Carer Promotional Day in North Harrow (outside Harrow Carers). Book in for your free health check or complementary therapy and enjoy a cuppa and cake at our pop up café, in addition:

• We have teamed up with the popular Golden Kitchen Chip Shop to offer Carers delicious takeaway fish chips and a drink for only £5.00 (afternoon only).

• Why not treat yourself to a lovely new haircut by booking an appointment at Pauls Barbers (over 65’s and booking only). 15 Broadwalk Pinner Road, Harrow HA2 6ED/ 020 8427 1910

  • 7.30 – 9.00pm Quiz Cabaret Evening – (ON ZOOM)

Hosted by Philip and Bryan a.k.a. Entertaining People! Come and join us for a unique entertainment show which  includes music and laughter.  Oh, and a few quiz questions. The emphasis is on fun and not an intellectual achievement. Fun guaranteed! Join from 7.15 curtains up at 7.30!!

Thursday 10th June

  • 11.00 – 12.30pm Stress Management Workshop (ON ZOOM)
    This course will equip you with different tools that you can use when you are feeling stressed and overwhelmed. Some of the techniques that we will practice in the session are 3-3-3 rule for anxiety, 4 A’s stress management technique, guided visualization and many more.
  • 12.30 – 2.00pm Live Outdoor Cookout with our very own Chef Colin
    Join Colin at the Old Lyonian’s Sports Ground for a fiery Thai cookery session! Think coconut milk, turmeric, limes, chilies and tasty vegetables… there will be plenty of laughter and a chance to try the food. Perfect for any foodie.
  • 4.00 – 5.00pm Move It or Lose It Fitness Class with Julie (ON ZOOM)
    Come and join a Move it or Lose it class with fitness expert Julie who will help you to get moving with a fun 40 minute exercise routine. Fitness expert Julie will help you to get moving with a fun 40 minute exercise routine.
    The exercises can be done seated or standing so everyone’s welcome, whatever your age or ability.

Friday 13th May

  • 10.00am – 10.45am Pilates (ON ZOOM)
  • 12noon – 1.00pm Get snappy happy in our Photography Competition with prizes (ON ZOOM) Amazing prizes to be won! 1st prize – £75, 2nd prize- £50 and 3rd prize – £25 vouchers
  • 12.30 – 1.00pm Mini Mindfulness (ON ZOOM)
  • 1.00 – 4.30pm Aloha BBQ
    Celebrate with us at The Bridge for our tropical Hawaiian-themed BBQ! Flowery, bold and colourful shirts and dresses are a must!
  • 5.00 – 6.00pm Reptile Encounters (ON ZOOM)

 

Booking Details
All events are free and can be booked by emailing; wellbeing@harrowcarers.org
or by telephoning us on 020 8868 5224.
Please ask to speak to a member of the Adult Services team.
Due to covid restrictions we are limited in numbers for the Picnic, Cookout and BBQ, booking your place is essential.
Our bookings lines are open from 1st June.

Get involved 

We are putting together a video to spread awareness in our community to make caring more visible. To  just show the vast number of people who care and hopefully open doors for carers to who need more support. 

We are asking you, our carers to send in a video clip of yourself stating “I am a unpaid carer” additionally you could add who you care for if you feel comfortable. This could be taken on a smartphone with good lighting and preferably a head-spot video.

If you would like to send in your clip, please email it to communications@harrowcarers.org or Whatsapp it to (07736923442) If you would like to ask anything about the video then please email communications@harrowcarers.org

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