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Carers Week

6th - 12th June 2022

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.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for Carers, run activities and highlight the vital role Carers play in our communities, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

So during Carers Week, we're coming together to help Make Caring Visible, Valued and Supported. 

  • In the UK, there are an estimated 13.6 million people who are Carers. They are looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness or who needs extra help as they grow older.

  • Caring's impact on all aspects of life from relationships and health to finances and work should not be underestimated, and Carers are facing even more difficult circumstances this year. Whilst many feel that caring is one of the most important things they do, its challenges should not be underestimated. Caring without the right information and support can be tough.

  • It is vitally important that we recognise the contribution Carers make to their families and local communities, workplaces and society, and that they get the support they need.


Please scroll down to see the full calendar of Sutton events for Carers Week 2022.

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Please scroll down to see more detailed information about upcoming events such as Sutton Parent Carer Forum's annual 'Carers' Lunch' and the Mental Health Trust's 'Carers Picnic in the Park'.

Sutton Parent Carer Forum is delighted to invite ALL Sutton Carers to an outdoor lunch to celebrate Carers Week. Come and connect with other Carers over a delicious lunch and refreshments, all provided by SPCF. The event will take place on Thursday 9th June, 12pm - 2pm at Sutton Mencap. Please email or call/text on 07557 760328 to book your place.

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Come and celebrate on the final day of National Carers Week with South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust at their 'Picnic in the Park' for all local Carers, families and friends of people using mental health services across the SWLStG area - this includes Sutton! 

It will be taking place on Friday 10th June, 12pm - 3pm at Morden Hall Park. All refreshments will be provided - you just need to bring your picnic blanket! Please click here to book your space.

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To celebrate Carers Week, the Brain & Spine Foundation will be hosting a special creative session for Carers of people living with neurological conditions on Thursday 9th June, 12:30pm - 2pm on Zoom. This session will be led by Creative Projects Coordinator, Kate Hasted, and the aim of the session is to improve wellbeing through mindful drawing, whilst offering some time to yourself. Please click here for more information and to register your interest.

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