8th-14th June is carers week. What that means to the BHPT Team.
What is carers week?
Carers Week is a yearly campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families & communities throughout the UK.
It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities and highlight the vital role carers play in our communities, drawing attention to just how important caring is.
Carers week 2020
This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support. They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.
Caring’s impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated, and carers are facing even more difficult circumstances this year. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.
What we do at BHPT to support carers?
In conjunction with Carers Bucks, BHPT run the Carers Support group for Burnham. The carers group is on the last Friday of each month, at the Burnham Youth Centre, Minniecroft Road, Burnham, Bucks, SL1 7DE from 12-2pm. We have guest speakers, useful information, fun activities and occasional trips out. We are a place where carers can come to talk in privacy, express their worries, ask questions and chat to others in a similar situation.
For more information visit the Carers Bucks website here https://carersbucks.org/
And the official Carers Week website here https://www.carersweek.org/
If you would like to get in touch with us regarding your caring role, and how you can best be supported, please do call our hotline on 07483 326525.