Serving the people of Bradford, Harrogate, Selby and Craven Districts

Carers Week 2023 - recognising and supporting carers in the community

This Carers Week we want to let everybody know how important unpaid carers are – to their families and friends and to the whole community.

This year Carers Week runs from June 5th – 11th and the national theme is ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the community’.

Communities across the UK are being asked to come together to recognise the huge contribution unpaid carers make to society.

Politicians, employers, health and social services, businesses, education providers and members of the public all have a role to play in raising awareness of caring and making sure carers are able to access the information and support they need.

We’re inviting local organisations, politicians, council officers, health officials, businesses and community groups to our offices during the week, to find out how they can better support unpaid carers.

These events will take place as follows:

  • Skipton office – Monday June 5th, 2pm-4pm
  • Harrogate office – Tuesday June 6th, 2pm-4pm
  • Selby office – Wednesday June 7th, 1pm-3pm
  • Shipley office – Thursday June 8th, 2pm-4pm

We’ll also be holding publicity stands in the following locations:

  • Selby Morrisons – June 5th, 10.30am-4.30pm
  • Skipton Morrisons – June 6th, 10am-2pm
  • Airedale Centre – June 6th, 11am-2pm (jointly with Modality)
  • Shipley Asda – June 7th, 10am-2pm
  • Airedale Hospital – June 7th, 9am-5pm
  • Harrogate Asda – June 8th, 10.30am-4.30pm

There’s lots going on for carers as well! Events include:

Thursday 1st June

Dales Diners Party, Harrogate

Harrogate carers will begin Carers Week early with a special celebration party at Dales Diners to recognise carers and all they do
Christ Church Hall, Darley. Cost £5
Contact Carol Lancaster,

Monday 5th June

Carers Coffee Morning, Selby
This is an open drop in for carers and those they care for
At Selby Bowling club, Baffram Lane, Brayton, Selby YO8 9AX
Monday between 11am and 1pm
Contact Amy Morton

Bradford East Parent-Carer Drop-in

At Children’s Centre, 365 Barkerend Road, BD3 8QX
Monday 5th June, 1-2:30pm
Contact Catherine Haslam

Carers Allotment Open Event, Bradford
Come and celebrate Carers Week at our beautiful allotment and sensory garden. Join other carers for a cuppa and a wander round and perhaps choose a plant of your own to grow at home.

At Undercliffe Allotments, corner of Killinghall Road and Northcote Road, BD2 4QH (opposite MB Motor Group)
Monday 5th June, 11.30 to 1.30pm
Contact Becca Marshall 07842312719

Oakworth Welcome Drop-in
A friendly drop in open to carers and the people they care for
At Oakworth Methodist Church, 107 Lidget, Oakworth, Keighley, BD22 7HN
Monday 5th June, 1.30pm-3.30pm
Contact Carly Brunskill,

Tuesday 6th June

Ilkley Carers Celebration
Ilkley carers will celebrate carers and all they do with coffee, cake and friendly chat.
At Clarke-Foley Centre, Cunliffe Road, Ilkley, LS29 9DZ
Tuesday 6th June, 10.30am – 12noon
Contact Fiona McKinnon-Evans

Carer Craft and Chat Group, Bierley
Meet other carers and have fun with a different craft activity each month.
At The Life Centre, 102-104 Bierley House Avenue, Bradford BD4 6BU
Tuesday 6th June, 10am to 12pm
Contact Sharon Newell

Allotment Gardening Group, Undercliffe
Join us at our beautiful Carers’ Resource sensory garden and allotment in Bradford with one of our carer groups.
At Undercliffe Allotments, corner of Killinghall Road and Northcote Road, BD2 4QH (opposite MB Motor Group)
Tuesday 6th June, 11am-1pm

Contact Becca Marshall on 07842 312719

Ingleton Community Centre

Multi agency event to meet the local community and raise awareness of services available, working with Age UK, Bentham Medical practice, Fire service.

Times TBC

Wellbeing Sessions for Parent Carers
Parent carers are invited to choose from a range of therapies including hand & facial massages & Indian head massage. Coffee, tea and chat also on offer!

At The Hive Community Centre, 53-55 Elliott Street, Silsden BD20 0DE
Tuesday 6th June, 12:30pm to 2:30pm
Booking essential. Please call Carly on 0808 50 15 939 or email

Wednesday 7th June

Bingley Carer Café
Carers will be given a special treat to enjoy with their cuppa to celebrate Carers Week.

Wednesday 7th June, 10.30am – 12 noon.
Contact Joanne Beetham

Craven Carer Lunch Groups
A social lunch group for carers and those they support to get together.
• Skipton, The Railway Pub Wednesday 7th June, 12 noon
Contact Vanessa Rayner

Craven Crafternoons
A monthly craft group for carers – knit and natter, craft and chat – for beginners or experienced crafters.

At Carers’ Resource, 36 Brook Street, Skipton
Wednesday 7th June, 1pm- 3pm
Contact Debi Hawkins, 07522 226334

Carers Week Afternoon Tea, Shipley
Join us for a celebration tea party for Bradford carers

At Carers’ Resource Shipley , 15 Park View Court, St Paul’s Road, BD18 3DZ
Wednesday 7th June, 1:30pm till 3:30pm
Contact Nazma Akhbar

Thursday 8th June

Undercliffe allotment craft group, Carers Week Special
Join us for some fun for Carers Week – we’ll be making a scarecrow!
At Undercliffe Allotments, corner of Killinghall Road and Northcote Road, BD2 4QH (opposite MB Motor Group)
Wednesday 8th June, 1-3pm
Sign up essential. Contact Catherine Haslam,

Parent Carer drop in, Skipton
Parent carers in Skipton are invited to share in our Carers Week celebrations
At Carers’ Resource, 36 Brook Street, Skipton
Thursday 8th June, 9.30 am – 11.00 am
Contact Natalie Baxter, 07801 577196

Ilkley Parent Carer Coffee Mornings, Outside The Box Café
At The Victorian Arcade, Outside the Box, Ilkley LS29 9DY
Thursday June 8th, 10am-12noon
Contact Lucy Cartwright

Girlington Carers Coffee and Chat
Join us for a coffee and chat.
At Girlington Morrisons in the community room, Ingleby Road, BD8 9BN
Thursday 8th June, 9am-11am
Contact Nazma Akhbar

Shipley Parent Carer Group
Shipley Asda community room BD18 3RY
Thursday 8th June, 11am-1pm
Contact Kathryn Leaky,

You are Not Alone: Child to Parent Violence Support Group
Peer support, advice, guidance and reassurance for parent-carers of school age children up to 18
at Carers’ Resource, 15 Park View Court, St Paul’s Road, Shipley, BD18 3DZ
Thursday 8th June, 10am-noon
Contact Sarah Czujko

Friday 9th June

Holistic Therapies for Harrogate Carers
Carers are invited to choose from a range of therapies including reflexology, reiki and head massage with qualified therapist Sarah Cooper. Coffee, tea and chat also on offer! Booking essential.
At Unit 3, Grove Park Court, Grove Park Terrace, Harrogate HG1 4DP
Friday 9th June, timeslots TBC
Contact: Jenny Sengel or 0808 50 15 939