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13 June 2017

Council supports National Carers’ Week 12 - 18 June with series of events

Cumbria County Council is pleased to be supporting National Carers’ Week between 12 and 18 June, with a variety of events taking place across the county.

It is estimated that 10 % of the national population are carers - equivalent to nearly 6 million people in the UK.  The work they carry out is vital for their families and friends, as well as for their local communities.

The annual National Carers Week offers an opportunity to highlight and recognise the achievements of carers and the huge contribution they make. Local events are planned every year with support from Cumbria County Council and Carers’ Organisations across the county.

Here are the details for local events.  If you would like to attend any, please contact the local team using the phone numbers provided.  We’d love to see you all!

Allerdale and Copeland

  • Tuesday 13 June - Cupcakes 4 Carers 10am – 1pm – Seaton Pharmacy

  • Wednesday 14 June - Cupcakes 4 Carers 10am – 1pm – Cockermouth Office (West Cumbria Carers)

  • Thursday 15 June - Cupcakes 4 Carers 10am – 1pm – Cornerstone Bookshop – Whitehaven

West Cumbria Carers Tel: 01900 821976

Furness – all events at Furness Carers Office, Hindpool Community Centre, unless otherwise stated

  • Tuesday 13 June – Carers’ Yoga and Mindfulness Classes 12.45pm - 2.45pm

  • Wednesday 14 June - Drop in event at Market Street GP practice, Dalton in Furness 10am - 11am – meet members of the Furness Carers team.

  • Thursday 15 June – ‘Love Food Hate Waste’ Workshop 12.30pm - 3pm

  • Friday 16 June – Coffee Morning with staff from Furness Carers, St Marys Hospice and Cumbria County Council Shared Lives Scheme 9.30am - 11.30am.

  • Saturday 17 June – Carers’ Social Trip to Liverpool (coaches leaving from Furness, various pick up points – call to book a seat)

Furness Carers Tel: 01229 822822

Carlisle

  • Thursday 15 June – Carers’ Social Trip to Blackpool (coach leaves 9am from Fusehill Street Medical Centre – call to book a seat)

  • Thursday 15 and Friday 16 June – carers’ information stand at Sainsbury’s in Carlisle

Carlisle Carers Tel: 01228 542156

Eden

  • Wednesday 14 June - Presentation of Library Services for Carers, Penrith Library 2pm – 4pm

  • Thursday 15 June - Cookery for Beginners, Penrith Fire Station 1pm – 3.30pm

  • Friday 16 June - ‘How to maximise support,’ Eden Carers Office, Penrith 2pm – 4pm

Eden Carers Tel: 01768 890 280

Please use the telephone numbers provided for more information on each event and to reserve a place for the excursion trips.
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To find out more about Carers’ Week visit http://carersweek.org/

Carers’ Organisations are all funded by Cumbria County Council.



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Cumbria County Council is pleased to be supporting National Carers’ Week between 12 and 18 June, with a variety of events taking place across the county.