Unpaid carers provide care and support to family members, friends and neighbours. Carers say that providing care can be extremely rewarding, but it can also bring with it many challenges including loneliness and isolation.
Carers Week is an 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.
Carers Week takes place from 5th – 11th June and provides the opportunity to shine a spotlight on carers and the work they do, with the theme this year being ‘Recognising and supporting carers in the community’.
Local Solutions Carers Centre, will be delivering 500 ‘Hug in a mug’ to carers across Liverpool. During an ongoing cost of living crisis, soaring energy bills and surging food and fuel prices are a huge challenge for many of us, but for unpaid carers, they are close to impossible. The conditions their loved ones live with will mean it is impossible to turn the heating off or not run the washing machine regularly. They can’t pay their bills but they also can’t cut back.
Local Solutions Carers Centre recognise the difficulties that Carers are experiencing. We want to reassure Carers in our communities that they feel visible, valued, and supported, and are provided with information, and given the support they need to care safely.
Registered carers in Liverpool can receive support from Liverpool Carers Centre, whether they just need advice or are looking to access their Health & Wellbeing activities.
We have many activities going on during the week including events at:
|Monday 5th June||Carers Centre||10.00am – 3.00pm|
|Monday 5th June||Great Homer Street Medical Centre||10.00am – 3.00pm (1st Floor Reception)|
|Monday 5th June||Mere Lane Surgery||9.30am – 12.00pm (Ground Floor)|
|Monday 5th June||Jubilee Medical Centre||10.00am – 3.00pm|
|Tuesday 6th June||Islington House Surgery & Albion Surgery||9:30am – 12:00pm|
|Tuesday 6th June||Townsend Medical Centre||10.00am – 3.00pm|
|Tuesday 6th June||Aintree Hospital||9.30am – 3.00pm|
|Wednesday 7th June||St James Medical Centre||10.00am – 2.00pm|
|Wednesday 7th June||Liverpool Central Library||2.30pm – 4.30pm|
|Wednesday 7th June||Royal Hospital||9.30am – 3.00pm|
|Wednesday 7th June||Barclays Bank Head Office||9.45am – 3.00pm|
|Thursday 8th June||Belle Vale Practice||10.00am – 3.00pm|
|Thursday 8th June||Oakvale Medical Centre||10.00am – 3.00pm|
|Friday 9th June||Dunstan Group Practice||10.00am – 2.00pm|
|Friday 9th June||West Derby Medical Centre||10.00am – 3.00pm|
|Friday 9th June||Barclays Bank Lord Street||10.00am – 12.00pm|