Carers Week 2017

Carers Week 2017!

NEWCIS is here, there and everywhere for Carers Week, just take a look at our planned events below!

For more information take a look at our current Newsletter or contact the office.

NEWCIS Carers Week Activities 12th June – 18th June 2017
Monday 12th JuneTuesday 13th JuneWednesday 14th JuneThursday 15th JuneFriday 16th JuneSaturday 17th JuneSunday 18th June
Craft Workshop creating comfort blankets for people with dementiaLaunch of NEWCIS Carers Well Being Project (Lottery
Fundraising & Information stand at Mold MarketInformation stand at Wrexham Maelor HospitalStaff triathlon to raise money for Carers Christmas PartyOfficial opening of NEWCIS Charity ShopBag Packing at Tesco Broughton to raise money for Young Adult Carers
Information Stand at Bronyffynnon Surgery, DenbighShowcase of Gwanwyn Festival at Lottery LaunchCarers Drop In with cream tea at MoldFundraising & Information stand at Holywell MarketFundraising & Information stand at Flint Market
Information Stand at Sainsbury’s FlintSoughton Hall Tour and Meal for Evening Carers GroupInformation Stand at Cysgodfa Community Centre, DenbighInformation Stand at Sainsbury’s FlintInformation Stand at Prestatyn Library
Information Stand at Ysbyty Glan ClwydInformation Stand at Llangollen MarketBowling & Meal for Young Adult Carers Group funded by Tata SteelEmployment, Education & Volunteering Fair at NEWCIS, MoldCarers Wellbeing Event at St Asaph Cricket Club
Information stand at Ruthin HospitalCarer Visit to Pont y Ddraig, RhylInformation stand at Healthy Prestatyn Iach Surgery, Prestatyn
Information Stand at Pen y Bont GP Practice, St Asaph

NEWCIS Identifies and Celebrates Carers During National Carers Week 2017

NEWCIS has a busy calendar this year for Carers Week with the exciting launch of our Carers Wellbeing Project funded by the Big Lottery People and Places Grant, afternoon teas galore, craft mania and a visit to the state of the art Pont y Ddraig in Rhyl. On top of all of this, we have staff here there and everywhere with information and awareness raising stands throughout the counties of Denbighshire, Flintshire and Wrexham.

NEWCIS, the largest provider of services to carers in Wales works hard to identify people who are caring for family and loved ones. These carers unlike paid care workers provide this vital support without payment and often at detriment to their own health and wellbeing. By identifying people as carers NEWCIS is able to offer vital support, information and services.

Carers Week runs from 12-18 June across the Country and the eight charities driving Carers Week are calling on individuals, services and organisations across the country to build Carer Friendly Communities – places where carers are supported to look after their loved ones well, while being recognised as individuals with needs of their own.

Monday 12th June NEWCIS staff and volunteers will have information stands to raise awareness of carers and identify people who are caring at Bronyffynnon Surgery in Denbigh, Sainsbury’s in Flint, Ysbyty Glan Clwyd and Ruthin Hospital. At the Carers Centre in Mold (above Iceland) we have a craft workshop funded by Carers Trust where carers are creating a comfort blanket – ideal for someone who is living with dementia.

Tuesday 13th June – Carers Wellbeing Project Launch at the Springfield Hotel, Halkyn. An opportunity for carers to find out more about the new project and share ideas. NEWCIS staff and volunteers will have an information stand at Llangollen Market. The NEWCIS evening carers group are meeting at Soughton Hall for a tour followed by a meal.

Wednesday 14th June – Cream tea at the Carers Drop In at the Carers Centre in Mold, a visit to Pont y Ddraig in Rhyl with the harbourmaster, a stall at Mold Market to raise awareness and funds with crafts for sale. Thanks to funding from Tata Steel the young adult carers group are going bowling and a meal. NEWCIS volunteers and staff have got an information stand at Cysgodfa Community Centre in Denbigh.

Thursday 15th June – NEWCIS volunteers and staff will have information stands to raise awareness and identify people with a caring role at Ruthin Library, Sainsburys in Flint, Corwen Library, Health Prestatyn Iach Surgery, Pen y Bont GP Practice and Wrexham Maelor Hospital. We will be raising awareness and fundraising at Holywell Street market with an information stand and crafts for sale. NEWCIS is holding an Employment, Education and Volunteering Fair at NEWCIS (above Iceland in Mold), helping carers and employers discover carers rights and working, benefits and volunteering and training opportunities.

Friday 16th June – NEWCIS Wellbeing event at St Asaph Cricket Club with some gentle movement delivered by New Dance followed by a well-deserved afternoon tea. Carers are invited to join an Art Taster session at the Carers Centre, located above Iceland in Mold. NEWCIS volunteers and staff will be providing information and raising awareness at Prestatyn Library and Flint Street Market.

Saturday 17th June – NEWCIS Charity Shop in Buckley is having its grand opening, with face painting and balloons. Located in the precinct this is the first NEWCIS charity shop.

Sunday 18th June – NEWCIS volunteers and staff will be raising awareness, identifying carers and raising money for the young adult carers group by bag packing at Tesco in Broughton.

If you are interested in finding out more about NEWCIS, attending one of our events or would like to help with fundraising then contact us on 01352 752525 / 01745 331181, find us on Facebook and Twitter newciscc.

Notes to Editors

  • NEWCIS delivers information, one to one support, advocacy, training and counselling to carers who provide unpaid support to family or friends. NEWCIS currently has 9,300 carers who are registered with the charity and of that, 2,237 carers are supported on an individual basis across Flintshire and Denbighshire; receiving a tailored, bespoke support.
  • Carers Week will take place from 12-18 June 2017, an annual awareness campaign which takes place to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers. It is also a time of intensive local activity with thousands of events planned for carers across the UK.
  • Carers Week 2017 is made possible by Carers UK joining forces with Age UK, Carers Trust, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, Motor Neurone Disease Association, MS Society and Which? Elderly Care and kindly supported by Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition and the Lockwood Foundation.
  • A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older.
  • Caring will touch each and every one of us in our lifetime, whether we become a carer or need care ourselves. Whilst caring can be a rewarding experience, it can also have a damaging impact on a person’s health, finances and relationships.
  • 6.5 million people in the UK are carers; that’s 1 in 8 adults (Census 2011)
  • By 2037, it is estimated that the number of carers in the UK will rise to 9 million (Carers UK)
  • Every day another 6,000 people take on a caring responsibility – that equals over 2 million people every year (Carers UK)
  • 58% of carers are women and 42% are men (Census 2011)
  • The unpaid care provided by the UK’s carers is worth £132 billion per year, an average of £19,336 per carer (Carers UK, University of Sheffield, University of Leeds)
  • Over 3 million people juggle care with work, however the significant demands of caring mean that 1 in 5 carers are forced to give up work altogether (Carers UK)
  • A BBC Survey (2010) estimated there are more than 700,000 young carers
  • There are 376,000 young adult carers in the UK aged 16-25 (Census 2011)
  • 1 in 5 people aged 50-64 are carers (Census 2011)