Carers Week Serves to Remember Carers Need 'Me Time'
June marked Carers Week which is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.
The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is. Find out more at https://www.carersweek.org/about-us.
HAFLS works closely with partners including Carers in Herts, to deliver funded courses to carers across Hertfordshire, recognising the strain and stress that can be placed upon the shoulders of someone who is caring full or part-time for another.
Carers in Herts have a wonderful support network in place and you can see more details of their courses on their website; http://www.carersinherts.org.uk/events
Jon Cove, learner on a Carers in Herts Intermediate Ipads course summarises why a carer should try out a course for themselves; "I would say there’s nothing to be lost, what have you got to lose?. Give it a go. You never know, something really good might come out of it. Certainly I’ve met really interesting people with similar problems. Sometimes they make me feel my problems aren’t as bad as I think they are. It’s good to talk. It’s a good aspect of getting together."
If you are a carer or know someone who is struggling with their responsibilities as a carer, we're here to support you. Please give us a call and we can advise on what learning opportunities are available to you. Our number is 01992 556194.