22nd May, 2019

Solihull celebrates National Carers' Week with range of events and activities

Sarah Mason 13th Jun, 2017

SOLIHULL Council is supporting Carers Week and encouraging people to get involved with local events and activities.

Carers Week, which runs until Sunday (June 18), is a national campaign which aims to raise awareness of unpaid caring, the challenges carers face and the contribution they make.

This year, the campaign has been focusing on creating communities that support unpaid carers whilst recognising that they have needs of their own too.

The Council has joined forces with national charity Carers UK to provide a new digital resource for carers, which can be accessed 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The online tool hosts a range of resources to help carers manage care and caring. Find out more about the Digital Resource for Carers at: https://solihull.mylifeportal.co.uk/digitalresource

To celebrate the week, local charity Solihull Carers Centre organised a variety of events and has been touring the borough to offer up advice and information to local people, carers and employers.

Coun Karen Grinsell, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care & Health, said: “Carers play a huge role in our communities and this national week of celebration is a great way for us to recognise the contribution they make to people’s lives in Solihull.

For more information about the national campaign for Carers Week go to www.carersweek.org

For full details of the Solihull Carers Centre events programme, please visit www.solihullcarers.org/carersweek2017

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