Carers Week 2018

11th – 17th June 2018

This years Carers Week theme is about supporting carers to be Healthy and Connected.

Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience, enriching relationships and bringing satisfaction and well-being. However, caring for others often comes at a cost to carers’ own health and well-being as they put their own health and well being needs to the back of the queue.

To be Healthy and Connected, carers need the information and practical support to care safely without harming their own physical and mental health and the right advice and financial support to be able to stay fit and eat healthily. Carers need access to breaks – from a few hours to a couple of weeks – to recharge the batteries and maintain a life of their own alongside caring.

To celebrate Carers Week 2018, we have planned a week full of exciting activities for you to attend and take part in!



Carers Week Agenda:

Monday 11th June

Event: Open Information Day
Description: Drop in to find out more about how local organisations in Harrow can better support you.
Location: Harrow Carers Centre 376-379 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA2 6DZ
Time: 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 12th June

Event: Carers Health & Wellbeing Workshops
DescriptionComplimentary workshops includes positive psychology, mindfulness, relaxation and sleep management.
Location: Harrow Carers Centre 376-379 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA2 6DZ
Time: From 10am – 4pm

Wednesday 13th June

Event: Carers Retreat Day
DescriptionA day of relaxation and pampering for you, the carers, held at the gorgeous Niland Centre in Bushey.
Location: Niland Centre, Rosary Priory, 93 Elstree Road Bushey, WD23 4EE
Time: 9.45am – 3.00pm

Click ‘HERE‘ to see the full Carers Retreat Day plan.

Thursday 14th June

Event: Your Health Matters! at Harrow Carers
Description: A morning of presentations, Q&A on accessing health services and other condition specific topics.
Location: Harrow Carers Centre 376-379 Pinner Road, Harrow, HA2 6DZ
Time: 2pm-4pm

Friday 15th June

Event: Carers Week Lunch
Description: Carers are invited to join us for a lunch to celebrate Carers Week, please contact on details below to book.
Location: Travellers Rest, Kenton Road, Harrow, HA3 8AT
Book now to avoid disappointment. Vegan and Vegetarian options available. Carers must pay for themselves.

Click ‘HERE‘ to see the full menu.

For all bookings, please call 0208 868 5224 or email admin@harrowcarers.org. Please note that the Carers Week schedule may be subject to change.

 


Facts about Carers:

  •  By 2037, there will be nine million carers in the UK.
  • Over half of carers (54%) reported that they have reduced the amount of exercise they take because of caring and 45% reported that they have found it difficult to maintain a balanced diet.
  • 7 in 10 carers (69%) said they find it difficult to get a good night’s sleep because of their caring role.
  • 3 in 5 carers have a long term health condition
  • Carers who had felt lonely or isolated were almost twice as likely to report worsened mental (77%) and physical (67%) healthThis alone shows us all that progressive steps must take place to ensure that we as a society remain united and provide the much needed support that is required.

Find out more about Carers Week at www.carersweek.org