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Carers Week 

This year’s national Carers Week ran from Monday 8th June – Sunday 14th June 2020 and the theme was Making Caring Visible - something that's more important than ever as carers across the country continue to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. 

At Caring for Carers we started the week by safely doorstep delivering cream teas to 55 carers.

We then went on to run lots of virtual activities for Plymouth carers to access. These included; WhatsApp carer’s cuppas, zoom hand reflexology for stress relief, Mindfulness workshop, Ukulele players playing solos online, Prize Bingo and General Knowledge quiz.

Because of the governments recommended social distancing we have also set up a closed (private) Facebook Group where carers can chat and share photos and hints and tips with other carers. Only other members of the closed group will be able to see any posts you make here. We used this group to post relevant information on the day and people happily got involved. We will be continuing to use this Facebook page so if you would like to join us please visit the link above.

We want to say a massive THANK YOU to everyone who got involved whether you ran activities in your community or workplace, pledged your support for carers or added your voice to Carers UK’s call to Make Caring Visible, you made this week happen.

However you got involved with Carers Week, we hope you enjoyed coming together for such a fabulous campaign as much as we did.