Carers Week 2017

Are you looking after family and friends who are older, ill or who have a disability? Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK

Building Carer Friendly Communities / Carers Health & Wellbeing

This year we are promoting carer friendly communities by raising awareness and supporting carers’ health and wellbeing. To find out more about how to look after yourself when looking after someone else you can find us at:

Thursday
15th June
9.15 -10.15 am Carers Drop-In at Hillside Health Centre Tanhouse Rd, Skelmersdale, WN8 6DS
12.30 – 2.00 pm Citizens Advice – Digital Health Hub, Unit 47, The Concourse Shopping Centre, Skelmersdale, WN8 6LN

Friday
16th June 9.30 – 11.00 am Booths – Burscough, Ringtail Retail Park, Burscough, L40 8AD (For SATNAV use L40 7SS )

Carers Support West Lancashire is inviting local carers, services and businesses to come together during Carers Week to celebrate the vital contribution made by carers in West Lancashire.

In West Lancashire alone there are an estimated 13,500 carers. This represents around 12% of local residents. Most are unaware support and services are available to help them to continue with their caring role. Carers UK reported in 2016 that 1 in 5 (21%) of carers in England who had a carer’s assessment said they received little or no helpful information or advice and did not know where to go for support with caring. (State of Caring Report 2016)

Carers Support West Lancashire recognises how challenging and rewarding caring can be and because of this are pledging to continue to offer support, guidance and information to enable all unpaid carers feel recognised and supported in their valuable role.