Week focuses on role of carers

Carers Week
Carers Week

If caring for a family member or loved one takes up a lot of your time and you need extra help and advice, then events in Dunstable and Houghton Regis this week, could be for you.

Carers Week (June 8-14) is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

As part of this campaign,a carers’ picnic will be taking place today (June 10) between 1pm and 3.30pm on Dunstable Downs. Contact 07772 231192/ 07772 231195 for details.

And on June 13 in Houghton Regis, there will be a Carers Café at Houghton Regis Day Centre between 1pm and 5pm. Entry is £1. Contact 07772 231192 or 07772 231195 for further details.

There are many other events that will be held across Central Bedfordshire to recognise carers

A range of organisations such as Carers in Bedfordshire, Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire’s mental health service provider East London NHS Foundation Trust, charities MIND and Age UK, along with other local groups will be supporting the events, offering information about their services and support for carers.