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This Carers Week and throughout the year we work to ensure unpaid family and friend carers are recognised, celebrated and supported. We aim to make carers and caring visible, valued and supported, which is in line with the focus of this year’s Carers Week (6th - 12th June 2022).

During Carers Week we are planning to offer a mix of online and in person events. Among the activities we have planned for carers to join in with are a nature walk, a quiz online, some support groups and some information and listening to carer events. Details of the activities are below. If carers want to learn more about any events or are interested in joining in any, please contact us to register an interest. You can email us at or call us 01992 58 69 69. Some events will be available to book online via the listing on our events page otherwise please phone or email us to express an interest or book on.

Please also get in touch if you are planning any events for Carers Week that we can tell unpaid carers about - email with details.

Carers Week is an annual campaign co-ordinated by the charity Carers UK, that aims to raise awareness of caring. You can find out more about Carers Week at www.carersweek.org and get materials to use for any event you are planning at www.carersweek.org/resources-and-downloads/

So far the events planned in Hertfordshire are listed below:
Please contact us in the usual ways to book your place on any of our events. Call 01992 58 69 69 or email

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Listening to Carers Event - Watford

From 10am to 3pm at the Stanborough Centre, Watford

This event is for carers in the borough of Watford. Carers will have a chance to talk to each other and find out information to help them in their caring role. Representatives from Hertfordshire County Council and NHS services in the county will talk about Hertfordshire's newly updated Carers Strategy and answer questions. Then carers will have a chance to shape a local action plan - identifying issues they'd like addressed and what is important to them - relevant to caring and their everyday lives and discussing with professionals how they can work together to address priority points.

Book online at Listening to Carers Event (Watford) or call us.

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Online Fun Quiz for Carers (on Zoom)

From 7.30pm to 9pm

Carers can test their knowledge in a fun quiz held on Zoom. Book online via the link - Carers Week Quiz.

Tuesday 7th June 2022

Care for Carers Webinar - Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT)

1pm to 2pm

This webinar is for carers struggling with the pressures of their caring role. It offers insights into the common triggers and symptoms of carer stress and provides guidance on cognitive and behavioural techniques which you can learn and use to tackle these symptoms. It includes information about the support offered by HPFT IAPT. To book onto the webinar or learn more visit www.hpft-iapt.nhs.uk/resources-and-self-help/webinars/care-for-carers

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Nature Walk in Hitchin

From 10am - 11am for the walk, following by a tea, coffee or drink.

Carers can enjoy a guided walk around Purwell Ninesprings in Hitchin led by a representative from Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust. Book online at Carers Week Nature Walk.

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Hemel Hempstead Carers Support Hub meeting

10.30am - 12pm noon

Join other carers supporting a relative, friend, partner or someone, for a chat over a cuppa.

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Recovering from COVID-19 - a discussion and information session online (on Zoom)

7.30pm - 9pm

Representatives from Hertfordshire's Public Health Team will be discussing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on services, family and friend carers and the people they care for, and the lessons learned as well as sharing tips on keeping safe and well.

Wednesday 8th June 2022

Evening Carers' Group online (on Zoom).

7pm - 8pm

Join other carers supporting a relative, friend, partner or someone, for a chat.

Thursday 9th June 2022

Listening to Carers Event - Ware

From 10am to 3pm at Ware Priory, Ware.

This event is for carers in East Herts from towns such as Hertford, Ware, Bishop's Stortford and Sawbridgeworth - areas the come under East Herts District Council.  Carers will have a chance to talk to each other and find out information to help them in their caring role. Representatives from Hertfordshire County Council and NHS services in the county will talk about Hertfordshire's newly updated Carers Strategy and answer questions. Then carers will have a chance to shape a local action plan - identifying issues they'd like addressed and what is important to them - relevant to caring and their everyday lives and discussing with professionals how they can work together to address priority points.

Book online at Listening to Carers Event (Ware) or call us.

Thursday 9th June 2022

Looking after your Wellbeing Event for Carers

From 10.30am to 12.30pm at Bullsland Hall, Chorleywood.

We recognise that you cannot take care of others without taking care of yourself and are holding this session to enable you to get tips to looking after yourself. This workshop is being delivered by Mind in Mid Herts.

Thursday 9th June 2022

Royston Carers Support Hub

From 10.30am to 12.30pm at Royston Town Hall, Royston.

This group provides a chance for carers living in Royston and surrounding areas to socialise and support each other. This meeting one of our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses is due to talk about the support they can provide people caring for a relative or friend with dementia. Please note this group usually meets the first Thursday of the month, but is meeting a week later this month due to the bank holiday. Please book a place if you would like to attend the meeting.

Thursday 9th June 2022

Carers: Managing Difficult Emotions and Building Resilience Webinar - Hertfordshire Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (HPFT) event

1pm - 2pm

The webinar provides tools for building emotional resilience and managing the emotions that can accompany a caring role. It includes a relaxing exercise and information about the support offered by HPFT IAPT Services. To learn more or book a place visit www.hpft-iapt.nhs.uk/resources-and-self-help/webinars

Friday 10th June 2022

Carers' Cream Tea

From 12pm noon - 3pm at Fountain Court, Brook Road, Borehamwood.

This event is for family or friend carers in the Borehamwood area, it's a chance to get together and also find out more about our Borehamwood Seniors activities and lunch club for the over 60s and our other services, including home care and Carers' Breaks. Singer Chris Harvey, who appeared on the fifth season of Britain's Got Talent, will also be providing some entertainment during the afternoon.

Please note that there is no parking at Fountain Court, which is where our Borehamwood Seniors Club meets, although you can try nearby roads such as Hartforde Road. 

This is a drop-in event, but we ask that you book a place as we need to plan catering - email  or call 020 8905 1158. Please also get in touch if you want to discuss bringing the person you care for with you, mainly if you are interested in the Seniors Club or would be unable to attend the event as you don't have alternative care arrangements for the person you support or look after.

 

Carers UK has a series of online Share and Learn events planned including a meet carer and author Matthew Mckenzie FRSA on Wednesday 8th June 2022, 5.30pm - 6.30pm, online on Zoom. He will be sharing insights about minority ethnic carers, mental health, and reading poems from his upcoming poetry book about his caring experiences. There is also an online Beginners Latin Dance session planned on Thursday 9th June 2022, 4pm - 5pm. Mauricio Reyes from Latin Motion will be introducing Latin American dance footwork and body movement. The session will help boost your mental and physical wellbeing. You can find out more about the Share and Learn sessions and book onto them at www.carersuk.org/help-and-advice/get-support/share-and-learn-online-sessions or email  

For more details about any Carers in Hertfordshire event or to discuss your caring role please contact us on 01992 58 69 69 or email

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