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Carers Week 2022

Join us to help make caring visible, valued and supported.

Carers Week 2022 takes place 6-12 June and the theme this year is ‘Make caring visible, valued and supported’.

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. It also helps people who might not identify themselves as carers to come forward and access support.

Buy a virtual balloon and you could win a prize!

We’re hosting a virtual balloon race during Carers Week this year to raise much needed funds for unpaid carers. A balloon costs £3 and you can follow its progress during Carers Week (challenge your friends and family and see whose balloon travels furthest!). There are some great prizes for the winners, including a £75 luxury hamper from Harding Gomez and a £40 COOK voucher donated by 3H Foundation.

Taking part is easy. Simply head over to the balloon race website to buy and customise your balloon.

What’s happening in Wiltshire during Carers Week?

Follow us on Facebook and Twitter during the week and follow #CarersWeek. We’ll be sharing information about activities that are taking place, carers’ own experiences and more.

Feel free to drop in at any of the events taking place below. You’ve receive a warm welcome from Carer Support Wiltshire staff and other carers.

Wed 1 June

Devizes carer cafe | 10.30am – midday | The Bear Hotel

We’ll be choosing a winner at random to win a £15 B&Q voucher! Join us for cake, tea/coffee and a chat.

Monday 6 June

Malmesbury carer celebration | Riverside Community Centre | 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Warminster support group | Warminster Park Community Centre | 2.00pm – 4.oopm

Salisbury Creative Carers | Methodist Church, St Edmunds Church Street | 11.00am – 2.00pm)

Chippenham support group | Angel Hotel | 10.30am – 12.00pm

Chippenham info event | Chippenham Community Hub, Borough Parade | 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Creative writing workshop (1.00pm – 3.00pm) – life-writing and telling your story – book your place on this special creative workshop run by Georgia-May Stone, Communications Officer for Carer Support Wiltshire and author. Georgia has a Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in Creative Writing, and has recently finished her debut novel, The Outside, which is in the process of being published.  THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED 

Tuesday 7 June

Ludgershall carer café | The Queen’s Head | 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Royal Wootton Bassett support group | The Angel Hotel | 10.30am – 12.00pm

We’ve got extra nice cake for attendees at this month’s support group in celebration of Carers Week 🙂

Mere GP Surgery carers tea party | Mere United Reformed Church | 2.00pm – 4.00pm

Carers registered with this GP surgery are welcome to drop in for this Carers Week special tea party, run by Mere Surgery and Carer Support Wiltshire.

Parent carer celebration | The Bear Hotel | 10.30am – midday

Parent carers (of children of any age) are welcome to join us for this Carers Week celebration. Enjoy a lovely (free) cream tea with sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea/coffee plus a quiz (prize is a Cholderton Rare Breeds Farm family ticket worth £30). This event has limited places. Please call 0800 181 4118 or email our admin team to book your place. This event is kindly sponsored by One Stop.

Wednesday 8 June

Salisbury support group | The White Hart Hotel | 10.30am – midday

Information stand | Corsham Co-op | 10.30am – 2.00pm

We’ll be at Corsham Co-op with an information stand. Pop by and say hello if you happen to be nearby.

Carer celebration | Calne Spring Showroom (Tesco) Community Cafe | 1.00pm – 4.00pm

We’ll be here providing refreshments and information to all local residents. Do drop by for tea, cake and we’ll be giving away some prizes too 🙂

Information stand | Marlborough Tesco | 10.00am – 4.00pm

We’ll be at Tesco in Marlborough with an information stand. Pop by and say hello if you happen to be nearby.

Avenue Surgery carers open afternoon | Civic Centre, Warminster | 12.30pm – 4.00pm

Tea/coffee afternoon with stalls with information from relevant local charities and organisations. Health checks for carers available.

Great Western Hospital carers cafe | Main restaurant, GWH | 2.00pm – 3.30pm

Carers are welcome to drop by for information and for a tea/coffee.

Thursday 9 June

Melksham carer celebration | The Kings Arms Hotel | 10.30am – 12.00pm

A special cafe for Carers Week – a (free) cream tea for carers who attend instead of the usual cakes 🙂

Online carer cafe | 2.00pm – 3.00pm

Forget-me-not cafe | Dog & Fox | 3.00pm – 4.30pm

Carer Support Wiltshire staff will be attending this regular cafe for people with memory problems, their family and carers.

Whitehorse Health Centre drop-in | Mane Way, Westbury | 10.00am – midday

A carer event with Carer Support Wiltshire staff on hand to speak to.