County Voice

County Voice 2019: Issue 2

Council to hold events for Carers Week 2019

Carers Week will be taking place between 10-16 June with a number of events being held.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK and this year’s theme is Getting Carers Connected in their Communities.

The Council has been working in partnership with NEWCIS and local carers to develop a new information product for carers on sources of support and local services.

A launch event is being planned to coincide with Carers Week, with more details to be announced, while third sector organisations will also be holding events across the county.

As part of its Corporate Plan, the Council has committed to support carers by improving the services that exist and ensuring young, parent and adult carers are aware of the services and support available to them.

Details of the Council’s events will be announced in May and more information on Carers Week can be found at www.carersweek.org/about-us/getting-carers-connected

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