Helen Thompson with Carers Week pledge

Carers Week 11 – 17 June 2018

Thank you to everyone who took part in Carers Week at the Carers Support Centre this year. From mini-massages and Tai Chi to poetry and international celebrations, there was plenty of variety! See our photo gallery for 2018 below:

Carers holding up posters
Ready for Carers Week 2018!
carers in the Carers Cafe
Enjoying a cup of tea in the Carers Cafe
carers doing Tai Chi
The Tai Chi tasters were very popular!
massage therapists smiling
Big thank you to massage therapists Alison and Laura for giving carers a well-deserved neck and shoulder massage
Whitgift Foundation pledged to support Croydon's carers
Martin Corney with pledge
Whitgift Foundation Chief Executive Martin Corney also pledged his support
parent carer reading poetry to crowd
Emotional poetry readings from carers
crowd looking at information stands
Plenty of information on offer
carers performing Indian dance
Fantastic Indian singing and dancing fusion...
people at buffet table
...followed by a delicious international buffet!

Starting more #Carer Conversations in Croydon

Our #CarerConversations campaign launched during Carers Week, alongside our report into caring and loneliness, No one should have to care alone. Our research found that almost half of Croydon carers say they feel chronically lonely. Key issues raised by carers included a chronic need for adequate respite services for carers locally and a lack of understanding amongst professionals and the public: read the report.

Printed copies of the report are available in the Carers Support Centre. Our article on caring and loneliness in Croydon was also published in The Croydon Citizen.

Caring doesn't stop for Carers Week

Carers Week is every week for carers and it's vital to keep carers issues on the local and national agenda. We will continue to circulate our Carers Week report on caring and loneliness with local decision makers - sign up to our e-bulletin for updates. Visit Carers UK for more information on national carer campaigns.

If you are a local carer who needs support, find out how we can help you.

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