Carers Week 5 – 11 June

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5 – 11 June is Carers Week

Caring Together and partner organisations have a number of activities going on and are asking people to take a moment to help ensure those people looking after a family member or friend are visible and valued.

How You Can Get Involved – Share the news about Carers Week.

The theme for this year’s carer’s week is ‘Recognising and Supporting Carers in the Community’.

Organisation representatives have come together from Age UK, MND Association, The Lewy Body Society, Carers Trust, Carers UK, Rethink Mental Illness, Oxfam, the minister for Social Care and unpaid carer representative Margaret Ashmead, to look at ways to increase recognition and support to unpaid carers.

Follow the link for news on this meeting Carers Week 5-11 June

Get involved, sign up to the Carer’s week newsletter to keep up to date with the latest news about carer’s week.

Join the conversation on social media

You can find us and join the Carers Week conversation on:

You can also look out for social media posts with the hashtag #CarersWeek or tag @CarersWeek.

Caring Together – Time for Tea

Time for Tea ’23 Hold a tea and cake get together to support unpaid carers across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Peterborough.

Sunday 12th June 3pm, St May’s Church Burwell are holding a Service of Thanks Giving for Carers.

Organisations that can offer support for carers in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough:

Get the latest Cambridgeshire & Peterborough carers magazine from Caring together

We have all seen our energy bills rise dramatically and with the cost of living crisis affecting most, unpaid carers will be feeling additional strain and worry on top of looking after their loved ones. As well as trying to reach out to unpaid carers and offer social support Caring Together have information and advice on where to seek help if required. The Caring Together Energy – Debt page will be able to sign post to available Trust funds such as the British Gas Energy Trust and where carers can seek additional money management advice.

Young Carers

In March 2023 with Caring Together as one of the founder members The Young Carers Alliance was launched. The Young Carers Alliance provides opportunities for collaboration, sharing best practice and a strong, collective voice for young carers. By clicking the link above you can get information on how to sign up as an individual or as an organisation and see what is being done to help support our young carers. To see what events are being held for young carers as part of the alliance visit Upcoming Young Carers Alliance Events.

Young Carers Project Centre 33 provides support for Young carers aged 18 and under who live in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. They can offer a variety of support such needs assessments, support with transitioning into secondary school and beyond or can just provide a listening ear.

 National Events

30th June – 2nd July the Young Carers Festival (YCF) hosted by The Children’s Society. This is the biggest gathering of young carers in the world. It is a way for young carers to come together and unwind. With fairground rides, live music, fireworks and much more, these amazing young carers can enjoy and take some time for themselves. It also serves as a political arena for young carers to have their say and affect change. This year Caring Together will be taking 8 young carers from Cambridgeshire and Peterborough with others from Norfolk.

What’s available locally?

Locally there are many community projects going on to help support our young carers such as monthly workshops in Peterborough and Huntingdon for secondary school aged children and younger groups. For all events for Adult and Young carers in Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and Norfolk visit the Caring Together Events Page