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Carers Week

Published Friday, 07 June 2019

Coventry City Council is proud to support Carers Week. Have a look below at all the fantastic events taking place.

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The Carers Trust Heart of England along with the Council and other agencies will be hosting a range of activities, events and general fun during Carers Week.

This year's programme is filled with events to get carers connected with the local community. The week gets off to an early start during Coventry Pride:

Information stall at Coventry Pride Festival on Saturday 8 June  between 10am – 4pm at the Herbert Art Gallery, Jordan Well Coventry, CV1 5QP in the Indoor community stalls section.

If you help look after someone with any condition who couldn’t manage without your support, then come along and speak to a Wellbeing Worker who will be on hand to offer information, advice and support on your caring role

Two Fargo Village Carers Week Events on Sunday 9 June 2019 between 12noon and 6pm at Fargo Village, Far Gosford Street, Coventry, CV1 5ED.

Poetry Event at the Big Comfy Book Shop between 12noon – 2pm,

If you are interested in the poetry scene in Coventry or joining a poetry group or have some poetry you want to share with likeminded people come along to the Big Comfy Book Shop, meet with other poets, a carers centre Wellbeing Worker and Central Library staff with an interest in poetry.

Open Mic acoustic session at Backhaus & co. between 4pm – 6pm

If you are interested in live local acoustic music, have some new material you would like to try out or are happy to listen supportively to others sharing theirs then come along to Backhaus & co in Fargo Village.

Carers Drop in Listening Clinic on Monday 10 June 20 at University Hospital of Coventry & Warwickshire (UHCW) Involvement Hub.

Wellbeing Workers specialising in Hospital Discharge support, Carers Assessments and Cancer Carer support will be on hand to offer Information, advice and support on your caring role or just be there with a listening ear if you need it.

‘Getting Carers Connected with Services’ event on Tuesday 11 June between 10.30am – 2.30pm at Coventry Central Library, Smithford Way, Coventry, CV1 1FY.

Come along and get connected with a range of useful services that could help you or the person you look after. Services that can help with Benefits, social isolation, getting into education, saving money on utilities, getting into work, Mental Health support, Health Checks, Stop Smoking support, Council services, Carer training, Healthy eating demonstrations, SEN support, Carer and Wellbeing collections and Services in Coventry Libraries, Cancer carer support, Carer equipment and technology advice, and much more.

‘Getting Carers Connected’ A Carers Tea & Chat drop in event on Thursday 13 June between 11am – 2pm at The Penny Collard Centre, Fleet Street, Coventry, CV1 3AY

Have some tea & cake and talk with other Carers, Organisations and our Wellbeing Workers. Come along and get information on combating social isolation, being a carer and how you may be able to get some support. Enjoy some wellbeing pampering or just join us for a chat!!

if you're interested in any of the events and want to find out more you can contact the Carers Trust Heart of England on 024 76632972 option 1. 

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