Carers Week 2017

Local communities and organisations come together to support carers in Denbighshire for Carers Week 2017.

Between 12th – 18th June, Carers,  local communities, third sector and statutory services  will come together to support carers, and celebrate the vital contribution they make in Denbighshire for Carers Week 2017. 

Nationally, the eight charities driving Carers Week are calling on individuals, services and organisations across the country to build Carer Friendly Communities – places where carers are supported to look after their loved ones well, while being recognised as individuals with needs of their own.

Across Denbighshire,  many events organised by third sector organisations, the local authority and health board will be taking place to raise awareness of the support that is available to Carers living in Denbighshire, and to recognise their valuable contribution to our communities and they people for whom they care.    These include:  

Denbighshire Talking Points will be celebrating and raising awareness of the support available to Carers across all Talking Points during Carers Week, and the following week.  For further details of dates, times and venues please see below. 

NEWCIS   will be launching their new lottery funded services for Denbighshire and Flintshire, and hosting lots of special events including afternoon teas, coffee mornings, craft workshops and quizzes.  NEWCIS staff will also be manning information stands at a range of venues in Denbighshire including supermarkets, Glan Clwyd Hospital, community hospitals and Talking Points.   For full details of NEWCIS activities during the course of the week you can contact NEWCIS on 01745 331181  e-mail: denbighshire@newcis.org.uk

Alzheimer’s Society  will be launching their new ‘dementia clinic’ at the Rhyl Library Talking Point on Tuesday, 13th June between 9.30 and 3.30.  For further details contact: 01745 343026. 

The Neurotherapy Centre  provides support to people with neurological conditions and their carers from their specialist centre in Saltney.  They are holding a  ‘Who’s Your Rock’  event for Carers during Carers Week .   For more details visit their website  http://www.neurotherapycentre.org/events/who-is-your-rock/  or telephone 01244 678619.

Caniad’s guest speaker at their Conwy & Denbighshire network event on 14th June at the Foryd Community Centre, Princes Street, Rhyl between 2 & 4 pm will be Aimee Danzi, Carers Lead Officer with Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board. 

As part of the Denbigh Midsummer Festival activities,  a  Beatrix Potter Family Day is being organised by Mary Dei and other local organisations at Gerddi Gwaenygog Gardens, Denbigh, LL16 5NU on Saturday 17 June from 11am – 3pm. Mary Dei and the North Wales Crossroads Care Dementia Support team will be there to provide advice on any carer related issues.  

Also, look out for the Carers Information Stand in the Foyer at Glan Clwyd Hospital on 12th and 13th June.

Nicola Stubbins, Corporate Director:Communities said:  “Denbighshire County Council is proud to support Carers Week 2017. This week is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate the huge contribution that Carers make to families, communities and our society as a whole. Raising awareness and understanding is crucial to highlight the challenges that Carers face every day.”

Denbighshire Talking Points

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

 

Denbigh   Library

9.30   – 1.00

5th, 19th June

 

St Asaph Library

9.30 – 12.00

12th, 26th June

 

 

 

Rhyl   Library

9.30   – 3.30

 

 

 

Denbigh

Cysgodfa Community Centre

9.30   – 1.00

14th, 28th June

 

Rhuddlan Library

9.30 – 12.30

7th, 21st June

 

Llangollen   Health Centre

9.30   – 1.00 

8th, 22nd June

 

Ruthin   Library

9.30   – 1.00

1st, 15th, 29th June

 

Prestatyn Library

9.30   – 1.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corwen Library

Every 1st Thursday

2.00—4.00

Heléna Herklots CBE, on behalf of Carers Week, said:

“Carers Week is a fantastic way to celebrate the vital contribution made by the 6.5 million people in the UK who care, unpaid, for a disabled, older or ill family member or friend. Caring can be a rewarding experience but without the right support many carers find themselves facing financial hardship, ill-health, emotional stress, relationship breakdown and isolation.

“It’s fantastic to see so many events taking place across the country to support local carers. We hope that through these events; individuals, organisations and services will be able to see just what a positive difference they can make to the lives of carers. By thinking about what they need to build Carer Friendly Communities; whether that’s, for example, offering a flexible GP appointment, having flexible working policies or raising awareness in schools of caring.”

Carers Week 2017 is made possible by Carers UK joining forces with Age UK, Carers Trust, Independent Age, Macmillan Cancer Support, Motor Neurone Disease Association, MS Society and Which? Elderly Care and kindly supported by Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition and the Lockwood Foundation.

Thousands of events are taking place across the country this week, and thousands of people have already pledged their support for carers online. To find out more about events in Denbighshire  visit www.carersweek.org or telephone:

Denbighshire Single Point of Access - 0300 456 1000

E-mail: spoa@denbighshire.gov.uk; or

NEWCIS ' 01745 331181

E-mail: denbighshire@newcis.org.uk

Posted on Monday 5th June 2017