To celebrate Carers Week 2018, Surrey charity Action for Carers will be organising various activities throughout Surrey for carers to take some time out and to connect with others.
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities across the UK. The theme this year is supporting carers to stay healthy and connected, and the week runs from Monday 11 to Sunday 17 of June.
Events range from afternoon teas to pamper evenings as well as information stalls in prominent places such as Guildford High Street, Cranleigh Market, the Royal Surrey Hospital and Farnham Care Centre. The stalls are to raise awareness of what support Action for Carers can provide.
Find out all about Carers Week here https://www.carersweek.org/ including Surrey events on the listings pages. See a full list of Action for Carers Surrey events for Carers Week below.
Jamie Gault, CEO of Action for Carers: ‘Carers Week is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the challenges carers face and also a vehicle for Action for Carers to promote our services and how we can support carers in their caring role.’
About Action for Carers
- There are an estimated 115,216 carers in Surrey, approximately 1 in 10 people. 52% of carers are being treated for stress. Action for Carers is a Guildford based charity providing free information, support, events, advice and more to carers of all ages, across Surrey.
- Action for Carers Surrey comprises Carer Support for adult Carers, Surrey Young Carers as well as specialist services: Moving and Handling, Giving Carers a Voice and Armed Forces Carer Support.
Carers Week Events All need to be booked in advance by calling Action For Carers on 0303 0410 1234.
Stalls and Information Events
Monday 11th June: Guildford High Street (outside Holy Trinity Church) 10am–4pm.
Farnham Care Centre, 10am–2pm
Tuesday 12th June: Royal Surrey County Hospital, 10am–4pm.
Frimley Park Hospital, 10am–4pm
Thursday 14th June: Cranleigh Market, 10am–4pm
Friday 15th June: Farnham Care Centre, 10am–3pm, free hand massage and free healthy fruit.
13th June: Surrey Heath Carers Week Tea Party
2-4pm, High Cross Church, Camberley. Come and join in the celebrations of carers in Carers Week.
13th June: Hydration and falls prevention
1.30-4pm, Godalming Rugby Club. Join us over tea and cake to learn more about how to look after ourselves by hydrating better and preventing falls.
14th June: Pamper Evening
6:45 – 9:15pm, St Pius Church Hall, Guildford. An evening of massage and relaxation for carers.
18th June: Packet Boat and cream tea
2-4pm Enjoy a relaxing afternoon floating down the River Wey with a cream tea.
28th June: Salsa Dancing with Mundo Latino
10 – 12noon, Ash Centre, Ash Learn some new moves or brush up on your technique. No previous dance experience needed – just come and have some fun!
5th July: Looking after your health and wellbeing
9.30am-2pm, The Ash Centre, Ash
A reminder that all events need to be booked in advanced by calling Action for Carers on 0303 0410 1234.