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16th June 2022

Carers Week raises awareness of unpaid carers across Bradford, Harrogate and Craven

Carers from across Bradford, Harrogate and Craven came together to mark Carers Week from June 6-12.

Carers’ Resource held a range of events and activities, aimed at supporting unpaid carers and raising awareness of what they do.

The charity provides emotional and practical help to anyone who is looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, addiction or frailty.

Carers attended wellbeing sessions, walks, picnics, lunches and trips out, while Carers’ Resource staff held events at Kirkgate Shopping Centre in Bradford, Morrisons in Harrogate and Tesco in Skipton, and joined the Modality Partnership for an event at the Airedale Centre in Keighley.

The charity’s new video, raising awareness of carers, was shown on the big screen in Bradford city centre, in a range of community languages.

The theme of this year’s Carers Week was ‘making caring visible, valued and supported’.

Chris Whiley, Carers’ Resource CEO, said: “It was wonderful to be able to hold so many face to face groups and activities during the week, providing support, fun and friendship for carers.

“The events we held in supermarkets and shopping centres across the districts were also very successful in terms of raising awareness and visibility of carers. Our staff met many new carers during the week, which means we can now provide them with much-needed support.

“An important part of our work is helping people recognise themselves as carers, and knowing their rights and the help that is available to them.

“I’d like to thank all our staff, volunteers, and partner organisations, and of course carers themselves, who helped make Carers Week such a success.”