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Carers Week

Published: 27/05/15

Carers Week takes place on 8th - 12th June and is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

To help to raise awareness of the support available for Carers we are collaborating with Carers’ Resource to make sure anyone ‘on campus’ who looks after someone is offered extra support – and knows where to find it. Read the Carers Resource press release to find out more. 

As part of Carers Week we have the following organisations occupying the viewpoint stand in front of the glass lift in the Atrium.  They will be raising awareness and providing information and support to members of staff and students.   

Crossroads Care Airedale & Bradford - Crossroads Care will be occupying the stand on Tuesday 9th June from 11.45am-14.00pm.  Crossroads Care was established in 1988.  They offer a range of direct care services for carers, those they care for and individuals living alone.   

Carers' Resource - Carers' Resource will be occupying the stand on Wednesday 10th June from .  A carer is someone who, without payment, provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not manage otherwise because of frailty, illness or disability. They may even be juggling paid work with caring responsibilities at home. Carers have a tough job – it can mean unrelenting pressure, little chance to relax and a lot of worry. The system is complicated, and the issue is hidden.  Come along to the viewpoint stand on the day to discover what support they can offer you.

Further exhibitors will be visiting the University during Carers Week – look out for our next update.

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