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Carers Week 

We are busy preparing for Carers Week 2021 and due to the current COVID-19 restrictions we are still unable to bring you our usual array of face to face activities and events but we are still managing to come up with lots of alternative ideas.

We will publish the week’s timetable soon and it will be full of lots of online events from hand reflexology, craft workshops, mindfulness, pampering activities, advice and information webinars, door step deliveries of cream teas and a fabulous grow a sunflower competition, plus a few more surprises!

But we need your help!

During the week we would like to post your stories, videos, poems and photographs about you and caring on our website and social media pages. Carers UK have themed each day as below, and if you could tell us which day you feel the work you send us should be posted on that would be great.

•         Monday: Make Caring Visible and Valued

•         Tuesday: health and social care

•         Wednesday: working carers

•         Thursday: young carers

•         Friday: older carers

•         Saturday: mental health and wellbeing

•         Sunday: reflections

Please email them to caringforcarers@improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk  (with your first name only, the area of Plymouth you live in or the area the person you care for lives in and the subject heading of Carers Week 2021). Due to GDPR guidelines, do not send photos or videos with people who have not given their consent for them to be used for Carers Week 2021. Please note by sending your videos, photos, stories and poems to us you are consenting to them being used on Improving Lives Plymouths social media and websites.

Due to the current COVID-19 restrictions most of our advertised events will be run using video conferencing apps such as Zoom. These will require you to download the Zoom app, receive the logon details via your email address and to be a registered carer on our Caring for Carers database. We are very conscious of keeping you safe online and will follow the latest guidelines when setting up activity ‘meetings’.

Once we have had all of the activities and event organisers confirm the dates and times they can support Carers Week we will bring you the full details about Carers Week 2021 as soon as possible!

The full schedule of events will also be in the Caring for Carers May newsletter so if you would like to receive a copy of this please complete the online registration here https://www.improvinglivesplymouth.org.uk/our-services/caring-for-carers/cfc-newsletters/signup