Break for carers

May 2018

Carers Week with CSW

Whether juggling work commitments or being unable to enjoy hobbies or some down time with friends, many carers suffer from isolation, stress and poor mental health due to their caring role.

Carers Week is about supporting carers to be healthy and connected, and  building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well while recognising they have health and wellbeing needs of their own. Many carers don’t prioritise their own health needs with 51% letting a health problem go untreated. Lets get together and help raise awareness and celebrate these hidden heroes.

What’s going on during Carers Week in your community?

Afternoon Tea at the Mere Care Café: Community Connector, Diana will be there to say hello. Angel Cafe, 2pm-4pm  -11th June.

Meet your Community Connector for Trowbridge, Anne Baldie at the Hub in The Shires Shopping Centre on 11th June 10am – 1pm.

Say hello to our Young Adult Carer Team at Salisbury College on 11th June between 11am and 1.30pm

Lansdowne GP Surgery in Devizes will be serving up cupcakes for Carers Week. Julian Pugsley, our Community Connector will also be there on Monday to say hello.

Great Western Hospital launch their Carer Information Service and Carers Cafe – Say hello to our Community Connector, Ashley in the Academy -12th June

Our Adult Carer Team will be at Chippenham College with information and support. Say hello on 12th June between 11am and 1.30pm

Our Adult Carer Team will be at Trowbridge College today with information and support for those juggling studying and a caring role. 13th June between 11am and 1.30pm

Help for Heroes will be hosting a carers information afternoon on 13th June between 2pm -4.30pm at Tedworth House in Tidworth. We’ll be there too! Contact Help for Heroes to find out more.

Salisbury District Hospital celebrate Carers Week – pop along to say hello to staff from SDH and CSW at the Springs Cafe -14th June 10am – 4.30pm

Working for Carers Network Lunch – open to businesses who want to know more about being carer aware. 15th June. Find out more at

An Afternoon at Westonbirt School – carers will be enjoying a break from it all with rounders and cream teas – 17th June

Baking a Difference 

Our Community Connections Appeal is raising £25,000 to tackle loneliness and isolation in carers and we are calling on the people of Wiltshire to get baking a difference in Carers Week by organising a fundraising Cakes for Carers bake sale. Contact our fundraising team to find out more.

Thank you to the Kennet and Avon Medical Partnership who will be hosting fundraising bake sales at their Pewsey and Marlborough Surgeries.