Carers Week 2020: Free events for Carers
This year, the theme for Carers Week is #makingcaringvisisble. To support this movement, we have asked our MPs to support Carers Week by officially pledging to stand up for carers. You can also sign the pledge here, and together we can make a difference!
What: Art exhibition by Creative Carers Collective More info: The Hackney Creative Carers Collective have been meeting up remotely for Art Group during Covid19, and put on a virtual exhibition of their artwork. How to join: View the exhibition on the Creative Carers Collective website
What: Virtual Cuppas by Mobilise When: Everyday this week at 4pm More info: Carers coming together for supportive chats to share practical tips and tricks, and sometimes just to vent How to join: Sign up on the Mobilise website
What: Carers Bake Off Bonanza by Wandsworth Carers More info: With prizes up for grabs and a Professional pastry chef as the judge, it’s a win win. There is no limit to what baked good this can be, as long as the tasty treat is baked and not just cooked. How to join: To enter, send a picture of your baked good to email@example.com. You can send more than one picture of the baked treat, but you are only allowed one entrance per person.
What: Bolly X by AnnaJFitness for Wandsworth Carers When: 10.45am More info: Bollywood Dance workout taster session. High and low intensity options, interval style training including upper and lower body tracks. How to join: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link
What: Chat with Author Kate Mosse OBE about her work and being a carer When: 1.30–2.15 pm More info: Kate Mosse talks about her role as a carer for her mother-in-law, shares a mini tour of her creative workspace, insights into what she’s currently working on, and how she is adapting to working online whilst caring How to join: Register on the Society of Authors website
What: Recipe sharing with Harrow Carers When: 10.30am — 12pm More info: Share recipes and get some meal ideas from fellow carers How to join: Email email@example.com for a zoom link.
What: Care for Me Workshop with Wandsworth Carers When: 1–2 pm More info: Wellbeing workshop to help you maintain good mental health and a healthy lifestyle: positive coping strategies, ways to express and manage feelings in a constructive way, self-care skills. How to join: Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
What: Male Carers Big Night In with Stirling Carers When: 6–7.30pm More info: If you’re male and a Carer then then this is the place for you. Come along and have a chat, and get to know other Carers. How to join: Get the zoom details on the Stirling Carers website
What: Carers of Colour — Black & Minority Ethnic Carers in crisis by Hackney Carers Centre When: 11–11.20 am More info: Hyacinth Myers will discuss some of the specific challenges facing carers from Black and Minority Ethnic (BAME) communities on an Instagram Live Broadcast How to join: Sign up on eventbrite for an event reminder
What: ‘I might be a carer, but I’m still creative’ with Not a Care in the World When: 11am-12.30pm More info: Led by Nick Llewellyn, theatre director and NLP trainer, this is a workshop on how to unlock your own blocks to have some ‘me’ time for creativity. How to join: RSVP through the Not a Care in the World website
What: Benefits Q&A by Disability Law Service When: 11–11.45 am More info: Experts will be there to answer general questions about welfare benefits from carers and anyone who advises carers. How to join: Sign up for a zoom link via eventbrite
What: Know Your Rights Workshop by Not a Care in the World When: 2–3pm More info: In this online workshop, we will explore the Carers Act and Carers rights so you are armed with knowledge to assert your rights. Led by Jill Pay How to join: RSVP through the Not a Care in the World website
What: Working Carers Workshop by Vocal When: Tuesday June 9th 2–3pm More info: The webinar will look at how employers can support working carers, including practical tips and resources to help employers support carers in their organisation How to join: Register via this zoom link