There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. They will be looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, or who needs extra help as they grow older. Carers weeks is looking at making sure carers are connected to advice and information, services, friends and family etc.
The Carers' Trust Heart of England have some events taking place this week:
‘Getting Carers Connected with Services’ event on Tuesday 11 June 2019 between 10.30am – 2.30pm at Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY
Come along and get connected with a range of useful services that could help you or the person you look after. Services that can help with benefits, social isolation, getting into education, saving money on utilities, getting into work, mental health support, health checks, Stop Smoking support, Council services, carer training, healthy eating demonstrations, SEN support, Carer and Wellbeing collections and Services in Coventry Libraries, cancer carer support, carer equipment and technology advice, and much more.
‘Getting Carers Connected’ A Carers' Tea & Chat drop in event on Thursday 13 June 2019 between 11am – 2pm at The Penny Collard Centre, Fleet Street, Coventry, CV1 3AY
Have some tea and cake and talk with other carers, organisations and our Wellbeing Workers. Come along and get information on combatting social isolation, being a carer and how you may be able to get some support. Enjoy some wellbeing pampering or just join us for a chat!!
if you're interested in any of the events and want to find out more you can contact the Carers Trust Heart of England on 024 7663 2972 option 1.