This Carers Week (7th-13th June 2021) we helped to make carers and caring visible and valued – the theme of the week. We reached out to carers to provide information to help them in their caring role and had opportunities for carers to socialise and have time to themselves.
It's Volunteers' Week (1st -7th June 2021) and we want to thank all our wonderful volunteers for their hard work and dedication in helping us with provide information and support to unpaid family and friend carers when they need it, particularly during the last year through the coronavirus pandemic. We'd also welcome more people to volunteer with us, so if you are interested please get in touch with our Volunteer Service.
As some unpaid carers aged 16+ can now receive the COVID-19 vaccine we appreciate that you may have questions and concerns. We have some information to share about the vaccine and roll out to unpaid carers.
This Young Carers Action Day (Tuesday 16th March 2021) we want to continue helping protect young carers' futures - the theme of the day. We are encouraging young carers to recognise skills they've developed because of caring that can help them in work or education, skills such as resilience, time management and empathy. We're also letting young carers and their families know we are there to provide information, guidance and support, including workshops and activities to offer a break from caring or chance to learn or develop skills.
We put the spotlight on unpaid family and friend carers and caring on Carers Rights Day (26th November 2020) and held a range of events online to give carers the chance to find out about their rights and financial support, take part in an art workshop, and even lobby MPs and representatives from Hertfordshire County Council and the NHS for improved services and assistance.