Carers Week – making caring visible, valued and supported, across Bradford, Harrogate and Craven

Last changed: Thursday 26 May, 2022

Carers’ Resource is planning a range of events and activities across Bradford, Harrogate and Craven to mark Carers Week, from June 6-12.

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 ‘making caring visible, valued and supported’.

Over 20 different events are planned, with the aim of providing fun, friendship and support to local carers.

Chris Whiley, Carers’ Resource CEO, said: “We have supported carers throughout the Covid-19 pandemic and we’ve seen the huge impact these tough times have had on the lives of carers and their loved ones.

“We are delighted we are now able to offer more and more face-to-face groups and activities, which are an important part of helping carers feel valued and supported.

“During Carers Week we have a great range of events taking place, which we hope carers will find relaxing and enjoyable.

“We’ll also be getting out and about in our communities to raise awareness and visibility of carers – and help people recognise themselves as carers so they can access much-needed support.

“It’s more important than ever to raise awareness of the incredible contribution unpaid carers make to families and communities.”

Highlights during the week include the Bradford Allotment Carers Week celebration at Undercliffe Allotments, with a willow-weaving workshop and a drumming session, on Tuesday June 7, 10am-1pm.

In Craven, there will be a special wellbeing event for carers, called “Re-filling your own jug”, including practical demonstrations and information for carers to replenish their own energy. This takes place on Wednesday June 8, at Carers’ Resource, Ronaldsway House, Brook Street, Skipton, from 9.30am-4pm.

In Harrogate, carers, volunteers and supporters are invited to a Harrogate Open Office Afternoon, at the charity’s new base at 3 Grove Park Court, Grove Park Terrace, Harrogate HG1 4DP, on Wednesday June 8th, 2pm-4pm.

Other events include the new Carers’ Resource video showing on the big screen in Bradford city centre, in a range of community languages, and Carers’ Resource staff will be popping up at Kirkgate Shopping Centre in Bradford, Morrisons in Harrogate and Tesco in Skipton. The Keighley team will be joining Modality GP surgery staff for a event in the Airedale Centre.

To find out the most up to date information about Carers Week events, and for details on booking events, visit the Carers’ Resource website: www.carersresource.org/carers-week-2022

Alternatively call Carers’ Resource on 01274 449660 for more information.