It’s time to celebrate the UK’s unpaid carers and recognise the huge amount they do!
Carers Week 2023 runs from Monday 5th to Sunday, 11th June, raising awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges family and friend carers face, and acknowledging the huge contribution they make.
It’s also a time to help people who don’t think of themselves as carers, to identify as carers and then access much-needed support.
Surrey’s carers charity ‘Action for Carers’ will be celebrating the week across the county, with lots of free events and activities.
There’s different events at different hubs, including free massages, support groups, makeovers, Zine horkshops, back care and more. There will of course also be free tea, coffee and cake available at all the Hubs to celebrate Carers Week.
The charity also have a ‘Doing Well’ workshop at Polesden Lacey on Saturday, 10th June.
And for those who struggle to leave home, there’s free online events, including mindfulness and yoga sessions.
Details of all the above are on the ACS website, www.actionforcarers.org.uk/events
The drop-in carer hubs will be open 10am-2.30pm, as follows:
• Woking – The Vyne Centre, Knaphill, Woking GU21 2SP
• Guildford – The Hive, Park Barn Drive, Guildford GU2 8EN
• Cranleigh – The Bandroom, Village Way, Cranleigh GU6 8AF
• Camberley– High Cross Church, Knoll Road, Camberley GU15 3SY
• Epsom – St Barnabas Church, Temple Rd, Epsom KT19 8HA
• Horley – Horley Baptist Church, 289 Ct Lodge Rd, Horley RH6 8RG
• Shepperton – Greeno Centre, Shepperton
• Hersham – Centre for the Community, 7 Queens Road, Hersham, Walton-on-Thames KT12 5LU
• Caterham – Westway Community Café, 25 Chaldon Road, Caterham CR3 5PG
• Leatherhead – Leatherhead Community Hub, Kingston Road, Leatherhead KT22 7PX (if driving, you need to go round the rear of the building, via Aperdele Rd)
If you’re an unpaid carer, then why not pop into your nearest Hub, and find out what practical and emotional support is available. It can make a real difference