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National Carers Week: what's on

13 June 2024

An elderly person in a wheelchair being pushed up a ramp onto a bus.

This week is national Carers Week (10 -16 June) - the annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and 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.

As part of the Council’s commitment to improving support for our local Carers, a new draft carers strategy that sets out our priorities over the next five years is in its final stages of development. The draft strategy that has been created together with local carers, ensuring their voices drive forward progress to provide the right support and information for them. Following the latest round of feedback, the strategy is now in its final stages of review, with responses being collated before being taken to the next Cabinet meeting.  

To help mark the week, our partners at Northamptonshire Carers have been sharing messages highlighting our carers and the valuable work they do, as well as promoting a range of events and activities that carers can get involved in.

These include wellbeing events such as an online ukelele group, the 'Pawsivity' dog walking group, coffee mornings and more. There are also a range of activities to support those with health conditions and their carers, from Breathing Space Moulton, for those with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, to dementia groups and sessions to support those suffering from long covid. All of the events can be viewed on the Northamptonshire Carers website

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