Carers Week 2022

Last changed: Wednesday 1 June, 2022

What is Carers Week?

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.

This year’s Carers Week takes place from 6-12 June and the theme is ‘Make caring visible, valued and supported’.

What is Carers’ Resource doing for Carers Week in 2022?

Carers Week is brought to life by the individuals and organisations that come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.


Sunday June 5th

Ilkley Food Market

Join us at Ilkley Food Market for a chat – we’ll have a stall at this popular event.

Where: The Grove, Ilkley

When: 10am-3pm

Contact: Claire Macina, cmacina@carersresource.org


Monday June 6th

Carers’ group with Pioneer Projects

Carers’ group for relatives and carers of anyone living with dementia, run in conjunction with Pioneer Projects

Where: Bentham Library

When: 10.30am-12.30pm

Contact: Debi Hawkins, dhawkins@carersresource.org ☎ 01756 700888

Oakworth Welcome Drop-in

A friendly drop in open to carers and the people they care for

Where: Oakworth Methodist Church, 107 Lidget, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 7HN

When: 1.30pm-3.30pm

For more details, contact Carly Brunskill, cbrunskill@carersresource.org ☎ 01756 700888

Baildon Carers Group

Celebrate Carers Week with a cuppa and a piece of cake

Where: St Hugh’s Centre, Coach Road, Baildon

When: 2pm-3pm

For more details contact Mel Evans at mevans@carersresource.org ☎ 01274 449660 


Tuesday June 7th

Promotions stand at Morrisons in Harrogate

Come along and chat to members of our team about how we can help

Where: Morrisons, Starbeck, Harrogate

When: 9.30am-4.30pm

Promotions stand at Kirkgate Shopping Centre, Bradford

Carers’ Resource staff will be on hand to chat to members of the public

Where: Kirkgate Shopping Centre, Bradford

When: 9.30am-12.30pm

Wellbeing for Carers Week

Specially for Carers Week – our online group meets face to face for laughter, resilience and relaxation. Ideal opportunity to meet other carers and share ideas. Booking essential.

Where: Carers’ Resource, Shipley BD18 3DZ

When: 10am-11.30am

Contact: Tracy McGrory ☎ 01274 449660 tmcgrory@carersresource.org

Carer Craft and Chat

Join other carers to celebrate Carers Week and make something special for yourself while enjoying some cake

Where: The Life Centre, 102-104 Bierley House Avenue, Bradford BD4 6BU

When: 10am-12noon

For more details contact Mel Evans at mevans@carersresource.org ☎ 01274 449660 

Ilkley Carers Coffee and Cake

A group for carers in the Ilkley area to meet together and enjoy coffee and cake

Where: Clarke-Foley Centre, Ilkley

When: 10.30am – 12noon

Contact: Fiona McKinnon-Evans Fmckinnon-evans@carersresource.org ☎ 01756 700888

Bradford Allotment Carers Week celebration

Informal drop-in event at the Carers’ Resource allotment in Bradford. Including a willow-weaving workshop and a drumming session!

Where: Undercliffe Allotments, Bradford

When: 10.30am-1.30pm

Contact: Becca Marshall bmarshall@carersresource.org ☎ 01274 449660 or 07842312719


Wednesday June 8th

Re-filling your own jug! Wellbeing for carers

We often say “you can’t pour from an empty jug” when we mean that you need to look after yourself before you can support others. But how do you replenish your jug?
This special day during Carers Week will give carers time to pick up some new tools for replenishing their own energy, with information and demonstrations on Emotional Freedom Technique, hypnotherapy and an afternoon dedicated to fun and practical ways of looking at and working on self-care.
There will also be the opportunity to have a go at a variety of hands on crafts. Bring your own lunch but cake and brews a-plenty will be on offer! All free but booking is essential.

Where: Carers’ Resource, Ronaldsway House, Brook St, Skipton

When: 9.30am-4pm

Contact: Debi Hawkins dhawkins@carersresource.org ☎ 01756 700888

Cliffe Castle Stroll

Join other carers for a stroll around Cliffe Castle Park, Keighley, followed by cake to get together and celebrate Carers Week

Where: Cliffe Castle Park, Keighley

When: 10am

For more details contact Mel Evans at mevans@carersresource.org ☎ 01274 449660 

Boroughbridge Carers Coffee

Meet other carers to celebrate Carers Week together and enjoy a piece of cake! Booking essential

Where: Bean Café, Boroughbridge

When: 10am 

Contact: Carol Lancaster clancaster@carersresource.org ☎ 01423 500555 

Carers Week Special – Men on a Boat Trip

Join other male carers for a relaxing cruise along the Leeds-Liverpool canal in a narrow boat from Saltaire, Bradford and have a good chat along the way. Free of charge! Please contact us for more details and to book your place.

Where: Saltaire, Bradford

Contact: Mohammed Mahboob ☎ 01274 449660 mencare2@carersresource.org

Carers Week Webinar for Parent Carers – Quiz

Come along and have a laugh at the charades of Lucy and Sam, test your knowledge and see who is the quickest!

Prizes to be won and all from the comfort of your own home.

(for those whose children are still on half-term, feel free to let them join in)

Where: online

When: 1:00-2:30pm

Contact: Lucy cartwright@carersresource.org or Sam sbland@carersresource.org to get the link.

Harrogate Open Office Afternoon

Come and see us at our new office in Harrogate! Complementary refreshments available.

Where: 3 Grove Park Court, Grove Park Terrace Harrogate HG1 4DP

When: 2pm-4pm

Contact: Harrogate office ☎ 01423 500555

SEND Parent Carer Group

Refreshments, fresh air, cream cakes and friends.

Where: Carers’ Resource allotment, Undercliffe Allotments, Bradford

When: 9:30am-11:30am

Contact: Sam Bland sbland@carersresource.org or 07801577091


Thursday June 9th

Airedale Centre Carers Week Event

Carers’ Resource staff are joining the local Modality Surgeries for a Carers Week event.

Where: Airedale Centre, Keighley

When: 11am-2pm

Promotions stand at Tesco, Skipton

Members of our Craven team will be available to chat to carers and members of the public.

Where: Tesco, Skipton

When: 10am-2pm

You are Not Alone – Child to Parent Violence Support Group

For parents/carers of school age children up to 18 yrs old. Peer support, advice, guidance and reassurance.

Where: Carers’ Resource, Shipley BD18 3DZ

When: 10am-12noon

Contact: Sam Bland sbland@carersresource.org or ☎ 01274 449660

SEND Parent Carer Group, Shipley

An informal meeting for parent carers in Shipley area for parent carers to get together, receive support and share experiences and build confidence together.

Where: Shipley (venue TBC)

When: 11am-1pm

Contact: Kathryn Leakey kleakey@carersresource.org ☎ 01274 449660

Dales Diners

Dales Diners will celebrate carers week with a special party lunch for carers and cared for with memory problems. Cost £5 per person. Booking essential.

Where: Christ Church Hall, Darley

When: 1pm

Contact: Carol Lancaster clancaster@carersresource.org ☎ 01423 500555 

STAR Club Parent Carer Drop-in

Monthly drop in session for parent carers of young people attending STAR club

Where: Culture Fusion Building, Thornton Road, Bradford BD1 2EP

When: 6.30pm-8.30pm

Contact: Lucy Cartwright lcartwright@carersresource.org ☎ 01274 449660


Friday June 10th

Skipton Allotment Group

Take part in some gardening and enjoy growing your own with other carers.

Where: Middletown Allotments, Skipton

When: 10am-12noon

Contact: Carol Hudson ☎ 07936 938567 chudson@carersresource.org

Woodland walk and picnic

A short woodland walk and a complementary picnic at Grewelthorpe’s Hackfall Woods . Carers and cared fors welcome ! Meet outside The Crown Inn at Grewelthorpe and please ring Helen Dickinson to arrange.
This is woodland, and although it is a gentle walk, we recommend sturdy shoes to be worn. No slippers or flipflops! Looking forward to seeing you there.

Where: The Crown Inn, Grewelthorpe

When: 11am

Contact: Helen Dickinson hdickinson@carersresource.org ☎ 07706 334260

Carers Week Canal Boat Cruise (Saltaire)

A half hour cruise on the Saltaire Trip Boat on the Leeds to Liverpool canal in the stunning setting of Saltaire village, followed by a drink and a cake. £2 contribution.

Where: Leeds Liverpool Canal, Victoria Road, Saltaire BD18 3LA

When: Two cruises, at 11am and 1.30pm.

Contact: Bev Knipe bknipe@carersresource.org ☎ 01274 449660

Harrogate Men Care Too walk and picnic

The Harrogate Men Care Too group invites male carers to join them for a walk and a picnic in Valley Gardens. Picnic is provided free of charge, so just bring something to sit on.

Where: Valley Gardens, Harrogate

When: 12noon-2pm

Contact: Naomi Evans naomievans@carersresource.org ☎ 01423 500555