Unpaid carers are currently dealing with more challenges than ever before due to the coronavirus pandemic. It is, therefore, more important to highlight and recognise these caring roles during Carers Week and beyond. This years theme was ‘making caring visible’.
Thank you for joining NEWCIS this Carers Week. We hope you enjoyed the events, videos and drop-ins we held (we’ve included some of these on this blog post!).
Although the theme for carers week was about making caring visible, NEWCIS will continue with this theme to ensure unpaid carers are always visible and that the support they provide to their loved ones is recognised. Thank you to all unpaid carers.
Have you been touched by stories from our unpaid carers this week? NEWCIS offer support and ensure unpaid carers are recognised and valued. Register with us and see how we can support you in your caring role.
NEWCIS & Flintshire County Council
“I’m Donna. I am a Well-being Officer in NEWCIS. Working in partnership with Flintshire County Council, we support over 9,000 unpaid carers in Flintshire. Together we are Fighting Coronavirus COVID-19.”
“I’m James. I am a Project Manager in NEWCIS. NEWCIS is the North East Wales Carers Information Service. You’d usually find me managing the NEWCIS charity shops. Together we are Fighting Coronavirus COVID-19.”
Wearing Purple and Green for Unpaid Carers to be Seen
Gracie Mellalieu singing for NEWCIS
Gracie Mellalieu, as seen on the BBC One Show, is singing for NEWCIS this Carers Week! Mum Yvette will also be talking about her journey as an unpaid carer to help #MakeCaringVisible.
Clapping for Unpaid Carers
How to make your own scented eye pillow
Using a sewing machine
No sew version – no sewing machine required!
Basic Makeup Tutorial
Credit: niamua_ on Instagram
Zentangle step-by-step guide
Unleash your creativity and try the art of Zentangling! Zentangling can be a relaxing, rewarding pastime. That helps us to stay in the present. All you need is a pen, pencil and a piece of paper. Children may enjoy this too.