Whether juggling work commitments or being unable to enjoy hobbies or some down time with friends, many people looking after a loved one suffer from isolation, stress and poor mental health due to their caring role.
Carers Week (11th -17th June) is about supporting carers to be healthy and connected, and building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well while recognising they have health and wellbeing needs of their own. Many carers don’t prioritise their own health needs with 51% letting a health problem go untreated. Local charity, Carer Support Wiltshire (CSW) are urging us all to get together and help raise awareness and celebrate these hidden heroes.
What’s going on during Carers Week in your community?
Afternoon Tea at the Mere Care Café: CSW Community Connector, Diana will be there to say hello. Angel Café, 2pm-4pm -11th June.
Meet your CSW Community Connector for Trowbridge, Anne Baldie at the Hub in The Shires Shopping Centre, Trowbridge on 11th June 10am – 1pm.
Say hello to the CSW Young Adult Carer Team at Salisbury College on 11th June between 11am and 1.30pm
Great Western Hospital launch their Carer Information Service and Carers Café – Say hello to CSW Community Connector, Ashley in the Academy -12th June
The CSW Adult Carer Team will be at Chippenham College with information and support. Say hello on 12th June between 11am and 1.30pm
The CSW Adult Carer Team will be at Trowbridge College today with information and support for those juggling studying and a caring role. 13th June between 11am and 1.30pm
Salisbury District Hospital celebrate Carers Week – pop along to say hello to staff from SDH and CSW at the Springs Café -14th June 10am – 4.30pm
Working for Carers Network Lunch – open to businesses who want to know more about being carer aware and supporting carers in their workforce. 15th June. Find out more at www.workingforcarers.co.uk
If you are looking after a loved one, Carer Support Wiltshire can help with support, advice, information and breaks from your caring role. Find out more at www.carersupportwiltshire.co.uk or call Freephone on 0800 181 4118.