Do you know an unpaid carer? That’s the question Yorkshire charity Carers’ Resource is asking everyone to think about during Carers Week this year.
The charity is planning a range of events and activities across Bradford, Harrogate, Craven and Selby districts, to mark Carers Week, from June 5-11.
The charity supports unpaid carers; anyone who looks after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, addiction or frailty.
The theme of this year’s Carers Week is ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the community’.
Carers’ Resource is inviting local organisations, politicians, council officers, health officials, businesses and community groups to its offices in Skipton, Harrogate, Selby and Shipley, during the week, to find out how they can better support unpaid carers.
The charity’s staff will also be out raising awareness of unpaid carers in supermarkets across the districts, and there are many exciting, relaxing and fun events being held for carers too.
Chris Whiley, Carers’ Resource CEO, said: “Unpaid carers make a huge contribution to their families, friends, and to society as a whole.
“Everyone has a role to play in raising awareness of caring, and making sure carers are able to access the information and support they need.
“That’s why we’re asking people to think – do you know an unpaid carer? The chances are, you probably do. Three in five of us will be an unpaid carer at some point in our lives.
We know that many people who are caring for a loved one don’t recognise themselves as a ‘carer’. Others may not need any help right now. But it’s important that people know Carers’ Resource is here for them, to offer emotional and practical support, because caring for a relative or a friend can be tough.
“During Carers Week we also have a great range of events taking place for carers themselves, and we hope they will find these relaxing and enjoyable.”
Drop-in events at the Carers’ Resource offices will take place as follows:
- Skipton office, Ronaldsway House, 36 Brook Street, Skipton, BD23 1PP
Monday June 5th, 2pm-4pm
- Harrogate office, Unit 3, Grove Park Court, Grove Park Terrace, Harrogate HG1 4DP
Tuesday June 6th, 2pm-4pm
- Selby office, Community House, Portholme Road, Selby, YO8 4QQ
Wednesday June 7th, 1pm-3pm
- Shipley office, 15 Park View Court, St Paul’s Road, Shipley, BD18 3DZ
Thursday June 8th, 2pm-4pm
If you would like to attend any of these events please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Activity highlights for carers during the week include an open event at the Carers’ Resource allotment in Undercliffe, Bradford, on Monday June 5 from 11.30-1.30pm.
There is also a Carers Week Afternoon Tea at Carers’ Resource in Shipley on Wednesday June 7, 1.30pm-3.30pm, a carers’ lunch group at the Railway Pub in Skipton on June 7th at 12 noon, and holistic therapy sessions for carers in Harrogate on Friday June 9.
To find out the most up to date information about Carers Week events, and for details on booking events, visit the Carers’ Resource website:
Alternatively call Carers’ Resource on 0808 50 15 939 for more information.