Carers Week - 7 to 13 June 2021

This national initiative celebrates the vital role carers play across communities throughout the UK. Organised by charities; Age UK, Carers Trust, Carers UK, MND Association, Oxfam and Rethink Mental Illness, and its aim is Making Caring Visible and Valued.

We’re supporting this special week as we understand how important carers, both old and young are to the city. It’s a key time to raise awareness about what caring is, what it means, who carers are and how they can get support, help and advice.

The past year has been a challenging in many ways for lots of people across Salford and for carers in particular, periods of lockdown has made their roles even more difficult.

Throughout the week we’ll be sharing information about this important subject to help increase that awareness and understanding of caring as well as signposting resources to those carers who may need support.

Get involved

There’s a number of ways you can get involved this year, please see the timetable of events below.

Look out for our social media messages and share using the hashtag #carersweek to help promote this great initiative.

Monday 7 June 2021

  • Gaddum: Young Carers Social Media - case studies; written, photos and videos posted on social media channels
  • Gaddum: Young Carer Gratitude Group- closed
  • Gaddum: Young Carer Monday Motivational Group – closed
  • Gaddum: Adult Carers Wellbeing Course – open, 10am to 12.30pm
  • Gaddum: Every Step Cares Young Carer Wear A Mask Campaign

Tuesday 8 June 2021

  • Gaddum: Adult Carers Social Media - case studies; written, photos and videos posted on social media channels
  • Gaddum: Young Carer Mindfulness Group – closed
  • Gaddum: In Conversation with Carers – open, 6pm to 6.45pm
  • Gaddum: Every Step Cares Young Carer Wear A Mask Campaign

Wednesday 9 June 2021

  • Gaddum: Carers from Minority Communities Social Media - case studies; written, photos and videos posted on social media channels
  • Gaddum: Young Carers Lowry Group - closed
  • Gaddum: Adult carers Carers Walk with Ramblers – open, 11am
  • Gaddum: Every Step Cares Young Carer Wear A Mask Campaign
  • Empowered Conversations: Empowered Conversations Webinar - conversation with Dr Penny Foulds and Sharon Boulter (Penny and Sharon will discuss their work on Dementia Research, Join Dementia Research and Alzheimer’s Society helpdesk) - open, 1.30pm to 2.30pm

Thursday 10 June 2021

  • Gaddum: Working Carers Social Media - case studies; written, photos and videos posted on social media channels
  • Gaddum: Young Carer Games Club – closed
  • Gaddum: Young Carers Mindfulness Live at School x two (morning and afternoon) – open, 10am and 2pm
  • Gaddum: Every Step Cares Young Carer Wear A Mask Campaign

Friday 11 June 2021

  • Gaddum: Parent Carers Social Media - case studies; written, photos and videos posted on social media channels
  • Gaddum: Every Step Cares Young Carer Wear A Mask Campaign
  • Age UK Salford: Empowered Conversations - The Friday Night Golden Oldie Gig with Kim Carrol – open, 5pm to 6pm
  • GMMH: Lasting Power of Attorney and Will Advice Sessions. An advice session with a qualified solicitor will be available on Microsoft Teams. Open to all carers, family members, friends of our service users, staff members and members of the local community. This session will focus on:
    • Different types of Powers of Attorney and their benefits

    • Mental capacity and the role of the Court of Protection

    • What type of Will parents need to protect vulnerable loved ones

    • Ensuring any benefits and local authority support will continue in the future - open 10am to 12pm

To book onto the sessions available to you please contact the relevant organisation:

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