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Carers Week raises awareness of unpaid carers across Craven

Carers from across Craven enjoyed a number of events to mark Carers Week, from June 6-12. The charity Carers’ Resource, which has a base in Skipton, held a range of activities aimed at supporting unpaid carers and raising awareness of what they do.

The charity provides emotional and practical help to anyone who is looking after a family member or friend who has a disability, mental or physical illness, addiction or frailty.

Events in Craven included a wellbeing session “Refilling your own jug” which included hypnotherapy, self-care and crafts. Carers’ Resource staff also held an awareness-raising event in Tesco in Skipton, meeting carers and members of the public.  

The theme of this year’s Carers Week was ‘making caring visible, valued and supported’.

Chris Whiley, Carers’ Resource CEO, said: “It was wonderful to be able to hold so many face to face groups and activities during the week, providing support, fun and friendship for carers.  The events we held in supermarkets and shopping centres across Craven, Harrogate and Bradford districts were also very successful in terms of raising awareness and visibility of carers. Our staff met many new carers during the week, which means we can now provide them with much-needed support.  An important part of our work is helping people recognise themselves as carers, and knowing their rights and the help that is available to them.  I’d like to thank all our staff, volunteers, and partner organisations, and of course carers themselves, who helped make Carers Week such a success.”

For more information about Carers’ Resource, go to www.carersresource.org or call 0808 50 15 939.

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