Public Health news: Carer's Week
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.
At South Tyneside Adult Carer's Service (STACS), we believe that unpaid carers and the challenges of caring should be recognised in all areas of life. Caring should be valued and respected by everyone in our society, and carers should have access to the information and support they need, where and when they need it.
There are lots of activities taking place in South Tyneside this Carers Week. Humankind Young Carers Support Service are putting on an information session for professionals on Thursday 9th June 11am- 12pm to learn more about young carers and how you can help. You can book a place by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
First Contact Clinical are delivering their 'A Better U' 12 week lifestyle programme, starting with a session for carers on Thursday 9th June 2-4pm at Marsden Road Community Centre, Carers are welcome to bring along the person they care for should they wish (please inform them of this when booking). Sign up by calling the automated phone line on 0191 4329838 or via First Contact Clinical - Lifestyle Programme
South Tyneside Living Better Lives Resources Centre are hosting a carers drop-in on Wednesday 8th June 1-5pm to view assistive technology and show you how it can support you and the person you are caring for. They are based at 22, Royal Industrial Estate, Jarrow NE32 3HR. Tel: 4230200.
Kooth and Qwell are online services that support young people and adults with mental health issues. They have an online event aimed at professionals working with adult carers, young adult carers and young carers. It will cover an introduction to Kooth and Qwell, live demo of the sites and exploring supportive content for carers. It's running on Tuesday 7th June 10-11am and you can register here.
Find out more about STACS and the services it provides and some other activities on offer during carers week by visiting Change, grow live - South Tyneside Adult Carer Service or calling 0191 4061531.