The campaign

Carers Week is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of caring. 

It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support from NEWCIS.

A carer is anyone who cares, unpaid, for a relative, partner or friend who is ill, frail, disabled or has mental health or substance misuse problems.

People are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic and caring without the right information and support can be tough. 

2021

This year Carers Week is being held 7th – 13th June. The theme is ‘Make Caring Visible and Valued’. Many people have taken on more caring responsibilities over the past year as a result of the pandemic. 

Here at NEWCIS, we believe that unpaid carers should be recognised and celebrated always – but especially during this special week. They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding. So during Carers Week, we’re coming together to help Make Caring Visible and Valued.

Events

We’d love for you to join us and celebrate the week at our events which can be found below. Some are virtual and we hope to see some of you in person! 

Mindfulness

Tips and techniques to help carers find ways to relax and develop self-awareness and mindfulness approaches to daily life. Facilitated by Emma Sims, Holistic Therapist.

All about respite

Find out more about our new respite house in Prestatyn, Bridging the Gap & Bridging the Gap Family projects and our caravan and hotel breaks and how to access these.

Five ways to wellbeing

The same as it’s recommended you have 5 fruit and veg a day to keep your body healthy, this is a 5 a day to keep your mind healthy. Learn more at this drop in session.

Future opportunities

Drop in and find out more about our flexible and varied volunteer roles at NEWCIS and all about training and retraining from our C.O.P.E project team.

Celebrating carers

Carers Week is an awareness campaign recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make. Join us to celebrate with coffee and cake!

Alyn Waters walk

The largest country park in the Wrexham area, Alyn Waters has a variety of woodland, grassland and riverside walks! Refreshments will be provided or feel free to treat yourself from the café (if it’s open at the time)! Please register your interest via the booking form and we’ll be in touch with confirmation.

Coastal walk

Join us to take a leisurely walk around the lake. It is a flat walk with parking facilities. Then why not pop over to the Harbour café for a coffee after? They’ve got benches outside and are doing take away service. Due to high demand we are registering all bookings for this event and will be in touch nearer the time.

Picnic in the park

We thought we all needed something  positive to look forward to! So, to celebrate Carers Week, we are hoping to hold a Picnic in the Park! The event will be in accordance to Government guidelines at the time. Please register your interest via the booking form and we’ll be in touch with confirmation.

For more information about the campaign go to www.carersweek.org