Carers week 2020 - 8th -14th June

This carer’s week we are challenging you to share that you care for carers through a random act of caring!

Every day in the UK 6.5 million people will provide unpaid care to family and friends impacted by disability, addiction, mental or physical illness. This support is often provided without recognition, training or a second thought.

The demands and sacrifices placed on carers to support their loved ones often means that their own need’s come second. Carers are therefore seven times more likely to experience isolation, alongside financial hardship and stress.

This year’s carer’s week theme is ‘making caring visible’. So let’s make the value and support we have for carers in society as visible as possible.

Simple acts of kindness and compassion towards carers can make a huge difference in feeling valued and supported in their community.

So this year Derbyshire Carers Association is challenging you to a random act of caring.

Share that you care for carers by publicising your random acts of caring. This can be a phone call to someone you know who cares, creating a care package, fundraising, donating goods and services to local carer groups or organisations.

 

Highlight the amazing support you offer and do a random act of caring for the many, whose caring is far from random.

Due to the current situation we are unable to do our usual activities for Carers that we have done in the past, so our engement team has been working hard to come up with a host of alternative Carers week activities that can be safely done from home.

 

Evening Relaxation Videos

We will be sharing a series of mindfulness and craft videos each evening at 6pm made by Qdos creates

Blooming Beautiful Gardens

As part of Carers week we are asking you to send us pictures of your blooming beautiful gardens to us by Tuesday 9th June and we will then judge them and award a prize for our our favourite. Winners will be anounced on Wednesday 10th June.  Pictures can be posted on the DCA facebook page or emailed to Georgina.Rolfe@derbyshirecarers.co.uk be sure to put garden competition in the email header

Expressive writing workshop

Online expressive writing workshop via zoom Wednesday 10th June 1pm - 2.30pm - a workshop facilitated by experienced Derby based writer Sophie Sparham, who will guide you through different writing exercises to help you experience the benefits of expressive writing. To register your interest and get the login link contact us either via a private message on our facebook page or email Georgina.Rolfe@derbyshirecarers.co.uk be sure to put writing workshop in the email header.

Carer exercise class

Join us for a night out experience at home, Thursday 11th June 6.30pm. Gentle aerobics with music from the 80's to get you moving! All abilities and household members welcome to join in. To register your interest and get the login link contact us either via a private message on our facebook page or email Georgina.Rolfe@derbyshirecarers.co.uk be sure to put exercise class in the email header.

Great Carers Week Bake Off

Try your hand at creating the best showstoppers you can make for Carers week! The most impressive showstopper will win a professional baking set! and a delicious prize for the best baking disaster! Entries can be posted on the DCA facebook page or emailed to Georgina.Rolfe@derbyshirecarers.co.uk by Thursday 11th June 4pm, be sure to put Bake off competition in the email header. 
The winner will be announced on Friday 12th June, and remember we cant taste your cakes to give us your best Marks and Spencer's advert worthy descriptions.

Virtual coffee, cake and chat

Friday 12th June 10am, a relaxed virtual social meeting via zoom, where we will also announce the winner of the bake off competition. To register your interest and get the login link contact us either via a private message on our facebook page or email Georgina.Rolfe@derbyshirecarers.co.uk be sure to put virtual coffee and chat in the email header.

 

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