As carers, we know all too well that Carer’s Week is every week. We don’t want to add more to our ever-growing to-do list. So here's a snapshot of what’s happening across the UK.
What’s on nationally for Carer’s Week?
Join our online Cuppas for carers
We're here for those looking after a family member or friend, across the UK. For Carer's Week, we’ll be running online cuppas, with each day focusing on a different theme - from ways to put ourselves first, to a whole community approach.
They're 45 minutes long and there’s no need to register. Simply choose a time that suits you from our cuppa timetable, and join from the comfort of your home.
Oh - and don’t forget a cuppa if you fancy! ☕
What’s on locally for Carer’s Week?
We’ve listed some of the different activities that are happening locally for Carer’s Week 2023, across the UK. We’re updating this all the time, and if you would like your own event added, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Camden Carers are hosting a bunch of days-out activities as well as zoom sessions we can join from the comfort of our home during Carer's Week. From visits to Kew Gardens to a Laughter for Medicine zoom session. Check out what else is on and how to join.
Carers in Bedfordshire are hosting a bunch of in-person and online events for carers. From social groups and cream tea, to carers choirs. Check out what else is on and how to book. Simply search by "event category" to find something that works for you.
Dudley Carer's Hub have lots of events on throughout the week. Join them for afternoon tea and a performance by a 1940s swing dance group, or what about learning some relaxation techniques (online or in person). See more information on these events and more on their calendar, plus details on how to book.
Carers First are hosting events throughout Carer’s Week including a pamper afternoon to an online film screening to enjoy. Check out what else is on and how to join.
Essex Carers Network will also be hosting various activities for family carers. From an informative 'Know Your Carers Rights & more - with Wendy' session to a Mindful Doodle Zoom session. Check out what else is on and how to join.
Gloucestershire Carers Hub is hosting various events for carers throughout the county. From a Carer Café at Cornerstones to Q&A sessions at the Dilke Hospital and much more. Check out what else is on and how to join.
We can also see what else is on in Gloucestershire for June 2023 here.
Events are hosting events all week, including:
Monday 5th June 12:30pm – 2:30pm
Taster day – many activities run by volunteers will be on offer in the garden. Including card making, knitting, music making, air dry clay, gardening and much more.
Tuesday 6th June 11:00am – 1:30pm
Join them for a St John’s Ambulance, First Aid Awareness session.
Wednesday 7th June 11:00am – 1:30pm
IT/Computer drop in. Drop in to get advice and help with your devices or if you have any IT questions.
Thursday 8th June 1:30pm – 2:30pm
Taking Care of Loved Ones - Grant Saw will be leading a workshop on Wills.
Friday 9th June 11:00am – 3:30pm
Carers Sing Along. Come along and take part or just listen to the lovely sounds.
Events will be hosted at Greenwich Carers Centre, 76, Hornfair Road, Charlton, London SE7 7BD. For more information or to book any workshops, please call us on 0208 102 9654 or email email@example.com
On Thursday 15th June, you're invited to join carer organisations from across Highland, to find out how they can help you, with the opportunity to ask a panel of experts questions, and enjoy a lunch with other carers. Find out more information and how to join.
Islington Carers Hub has put together a fun programme of events, where you can meet other carers, meet the Carers Hub Team and find out more about the support that’s available to you. Join them for a Cook and Eat Session, where you get to cook a delicious vegetarian meal and enjoy eating it in the beautiful St Luke's garden. Or join their "Start Talking for Health" session, enjoy a Carers' Walk, or a Sadler's Wells Dance Class. Check out what else is on and how to book.
Leicestershire County Council will be hosting a free event to help us find out what support is available for us in the community (including things that can help us stay active and look after out wellbeing).
It's taking place on Monday 5th of June from 10:00am to 1:00pm at County Hall, Glenfield. Book a spot here.
The Carer's Centre Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland (LLR) are hosting a number of events throughout the week:
Monday 5th June 2 - 3.30pm Glenmore Community Centre, Shepshed
‘Recognising Carers Contributions’ – A session looking at carer’s contributions, recognising the skills used in caring and how carers needs can be better met. Tuesday 6th June 10 – 11.30am Online via Zoom
‘Valuing Parent Carers’ – A session for anyone caring for someone under 25. Tuesday 6th June 2 - 3.30pm Peppers, Oakham
‘Coping with difficult behaviours’ - A wellbeing session exploring tips and techniques to help carers manage some of the stresses caused by caring. Wednesday 7th June 2 - 6.00pm Oakham Castle
‘Rutland County Council Carers Event’ – Members of the LLR team will be at this drop in event with a wide range of information stalls and workshops. Thursday 8th June 11- 1pm Belgrave Hall, Leicester
‘Recognising Carers’ - A drop in coffee morning in beautiful surroundings with time to chat and take part in Crafts and our Poetry Pharmacy. Friday 9th June 10.30 - 2.30 Barrow on Soar, Leicestershire
‘Together We Care Barge Trip’ – A relaxing trip in the company of other carers, journeying through the beautiful countryside. For more details and to book on any events or sessions, please contact The Carers Centre LLR directly on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0116 2510999.
All activities and refreshments are free and transport expenses can be covered (by prior agreement).
We Care For You and other local organisations, will be hosting a bunch of activities throughout Carer’s Week in the South Tees area. From Celebration Teas, to a River Boat Trip. Check out what else is on and how to book.
Shropshire Council is hosting lots of free events, both online and in-person. From day trips to the zoo or canal to online cuppas with a different theme each day for the entire week. Check out what else is on and how to join using the links below:
Somerset Carers are hosting a selection of in-person events for carers. Including talking cafe meet-ups, cooking demonstrations, flower arrangement sessions, healthy coaching sessions, and much more. Check out what else is on and how to join.
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre are hosting a range of different activities for two weeks from the 30th of May to 11th June. From a Be Well Walk to a Carers Music Festival. Check out what else is on and how to join.
Not found an event near you yet? Use this nifty tool from the organisers of Carer's Week, to search for an event locally.