Carer’s Week takes place between 5-11 June and is a week when charities, organisations and communities come together to show support for the millions of unpaid carers in the UK.
We are using the week to reach out to carers who perhaps don’t realise they have a caring role. We’d also like to extend an invitation to all carers to attend one of our events where you can drop in and enjoy tea/coffee and some cake with people who ‘get’ what it’s like to care for someone.
Places are limited at all of the following events (except Salisbury Market) so booking is essential. To book your place, please call our freephone number 0800 181 4118 or email email@example.com.
Cake and croquet – 6 June, 2.00pm – 4.00pm
Join us in the Rose Garden at the lovely Hartham Park, just outside Corsham, for free cake, coffee and croquet. Drop-in anytime between 2.00pm – 4.00pm. Chat with other local people and pick up useful local information for carers.
Venue details: Hartham Park, Hartham Lane, Corsham, SN13 0RP
Highgrove Garden Tour – 7 June, 2.00pm – 3.30pm THIS EVENT IS NOW FULL
Join us for a fantastic, guided tour of King Charles III beautiful gardens in Tetbury. We’ll discover the history and inspiration behind them as well as how they are managed. The tour begins at 2.00pm and takes approximately 90 minutes.
We have been able to secure transport with pick-up locations in Pewsey, Devizes, Melksham and Chippenham. Please mention if you’d like a pick-up when making your booking. If you are making your own way there the address is: Highgrove Gardens, Doughton, nr Tetbury, GL8 8TQ. Deadline for bookings is the 26 May 2023.
Cricklade cream tea – 8 June, 2.00 – 4.00pm
You’re invited to join us for a free cream tea at the lovely country hotel, Cricklade House Hotel. You’ll meet other local people, have some time to relax and pick up useful local information for carers.
Venue details: The Library, Cricklade House Hotel, Common Hill, Cricklade, SN6 6HA
Melksham Carers Festival – 9 June, 4.00pm – 7.00pm
Join us at the Melksham Carers Festival, a joint event hosted by Wiltshire Council’s Melksham Area Board, Celebrating Age and ourselves. The event is for carers of all ages and will be held across several venues in Melksham.
We’ll be hosting an event especially for younger families, at Melksham Community Campus, with a bouncy castle, inflatable disco, refreshments and a goodie bag for young carers. Please contact us to book your free place at the family event. Please note: booking is not required for the wider Carers Festival.
Funding for this festival has been kindly provided by Wiltshire Council’s Melksham Area Board.
Salisbury Charter Market – 6 June & 10 June, 8.00am – 1.00pm
Pop and say hello to us at our stall on Salisbury Charter Market.
Other events taking place during Carers Week
Monday 5 June, 11am-2pm
Explore your creative side at our friendly monthly group. No experience required. Tea and coffee provided but please bring your lunch.
Chippenham Community Hospital – Cedar Ward
Tuesday 6 June, 3-4pm
North Bradley Computer Club
Tuesday 6 June, 10.30am-12.00pm
The club would like to invite carers and their cared for to their session. They will provide information, refreshments and a change to chat.
North Bradley Peace Memorial Hall, Southwick Road, BA14 0SH.
Afternoon tea at Spa Medical Centre, Melksham
Tuesday 6 June, 2-4pm
Carers are invited to Spa Medical Centre for an afternoon tea to mark Carers Week.
Chippenham Community Hospital – Mulberry Ward
Wednesday 7 June, 1.30-4pm
Great Western Hospital
Wednesday 7 June, 2-3.30pm
Harcourt Medical Centre coffee morning at St Thomas’ Church, Salisbury
Wednesday 7 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
Carers are invited to drop in between 10.30am-12,30pm for a coffee morning. A guest from the Hospital Liaison Service in Salisbury will be there to talk to.
Royal United Hospital
Wednesday 7 June, 10am-3pm
Stand in the Atrium
Wednesday 7 June, 7.30-8.30pm
Join our regular monthly parent carer group during Carers Week – we’ll be hosting a special activity, watch this space!
Coffee morning at Tinker Lane Surgery, Royal Wootton Bassett
Thursday 8 June, 10.30am-12.30pm
Drop in between 10.30am and 12.30pm for tea/coffee and homemade cake. Advisors on hand to talk to.
Salisbury District Hospital
Thursday 8 June, 12-4pm
Extended carers cafe from midday.
Savernake Community Hospital
Thursday 8 June, TBC
Mere Surgery carer event at United Reformed Church, Mere
Thursday 8 June, 12.30-2pm
All carers, registered as carers with the surgery or not, are invited to this event. Age UK and the surgery’s Health & Wellbeing coach will be in attendance to talk to.
Carer drop-in session at Malmesbury Primary Care Centre, Priory Way, Malmesbury, SN16 0FB
Thursday 8 June, 2-4pm
Tea/coffee and biscuits provided. This drop-in session for carers is hosted by Malmesbury Primary Care Centre and Carer Support Wiltshire.
Carers cream tea at Marden House, New Road, Calne SN11 0JJ
Thursday 8 June, 2-4pm
Join Northlands Surgery and Patford House Partnership for a carers cream tea. You are welcome to bring your cared for with you. Entertainment provided by Celebrating Age.
Carers day at the Avenue Surgery, Warminster
Friday 9 June, 10am – 4pm
Pop in for a morning coffee or afternoon tea and either join in with various activities or enjoy a relaxed environment and a friendly chat.
Warminster Action Group, 5 Wilson & Kennards Yard, Warminster, BA12 9AN
Warminster Community Hospital
Monday 12 June, 1-4pm