Published 1st June 2023
The countdown to Carers Week 2023 (5th-11th June) is on and there are information sessions and workshops that will appeal to you whether you are a carer, professional, community group or voluntary organisation, or an employer.
Carers Week, with the theme ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the community’ 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. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
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 unpaid carers are able to access the information and support they need.
Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board – Unpaid Carers and Safety Webinar – Monday 5 June, 2.00pm-4.00pm
The webinar will focus on the challenges you face as a carers, how you can keep yourself safe and what support is available if you are worried about your safety.
Carers Information Day – Monday 5 June, 9.00am-3.00pm
Care for Carers, a care group support association along with Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust, invite you along to their ‘Carers Information Day’ on Monday 5 June, 9.00am to 3.00pm at the Norwich Forum, Millennium Plain, Norwich, NR2 1TF.
Caring Together’s awareness team and other relevant organisations will be there to offer you information and advice to support you in your caring role.
If you require transport to the event, Norwich ‘Door to Door’ community transport may be able to help. To book transport in advance of the event, call them on 01603 776735 or email email@example.com
For further information about the event, please call Care for Carers on 0300 777 8880 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Caring Together Charity – Introduction to Carer Friendly Tick Award webinars
As part of Carers Week, Caring Together Charity has three ‘Introduction to Carer Friendly Tick Award webinars’ coming up to help organisations identify and support carers.
Each webinar will talk through how carers can be affected by their caring role and how you can become one of more than 120 organisations that hold the Carer Friendly Tick Award.
These awards are given to organisations that have five practical standards in place to help them identify and support carers. They will explain to you how each of these can work for you.
Carer Friendly Tick Award – Health – introduction webinar – Wednesday 7 June, 12.30pm-1.30pm
This session is aimed at healthcare providers such as hospitals, GP surgeries and community health teams.
For more information and booking, please see caringtogether.org/events/cfta-health-introduction-webinar-070623/
Carer Friendly Tick Award – Communities – introduction webinar – Thursday 8 June, 12.30pm-1.30pm
This session is aimed at community groups or organisations, such as libraries, youth groups and charities.
For more information and booking, please see caringtogether.org/events/cfta-communities-introduction-webinar- 080623/
Carer Friendly Tick Award – Employers – introduction webinar – Friday 9 June, 12.30pm-1.30pm
This session is aimed at employers who want to support members of their workforce that have a caring role outside of their paid job.
For more information and booking, please see https://www.caringtogether.org/events/cfta-employers-introduction-webinar-090623/