Sheffield celebrates the work of unpaid carers

Sheffield is celebrating the work of unpaid carers this Carers Week.

By The Newsroom
Friday, 27 May, 2016, 10:32

City charity ‘Carers in Sheffield’ is leading a programme of events throughout the week for carers to enjoy, which also aims to raise public awareness of the important role of unpaid carers.

Carers Week, running from June 6–10, is an annual campaign that aims to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges that carers face, and recognise the contribution that carers make to families and communities throughout the UK. There are currently over 60,000 unpaid carers in Sheffield alone, with 39 per cent of carers providing support for 20 hours or more each week. Carers week is important as it highlights the issues that carers face, and makes people who might be in difficult circumstances aware of the services available to them.

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Carers in Sheffield have organised a full week of events with highlights including live music on The Moor on Monday June 6, 11am-2pm and a clubbercise dance class at Theatre Delicatessen from 5-6pm on Tuesday June 7. Sheffield Carers Centre are also running their Carers Café at the United Central Reformed Church, Norfolk Street on Friday June 10, 10am-12pm, where carers can talk to staff to find out about support available to them and meet other carers.

For a full programme of events please Click here or ring Jan on 0114 2788942

If you are a carer and need advice or support call Sheffield Carers Centre on 0114 2728362.