It's Carers Week - Virtual activities and resources
Published: 08 June 2020
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
Due to Coronavirus carers, parents, family and friends are facing even more challenges while supporting those who need them. Here are some of the things happening over this Carers Week and the support available.
Try a Virtual Activity or Register one of your own
On the Carers Week website, you can search for local virtual activities, or add your own. They range from courses to quizzes. Here are those happening in Buckinghamshire.
Mental health awareness Course Autism level 3 help and support course.
We will make our activity ideas resources free to carers to download throughout carers week.
An informal online session for all carers in the OU - Caring during the Pandemic. Two online Wellness/ yoga sessions a chance to destress and restore some calm into your day!
A full RTT session would normally include work around the root cause of issues for those clients with chronic problems but in order to be able to provide the free sessions to as many people as possible, we will offer mini-sessions to those who are struggling with anxiety, sleep and stress. The sessions are done online and are available to everyone throughout the UK.
Take a look at these resources
Essential information for unpaid carers.
At Carers Bucks, they believe that a young person with a caring responsibility has the same right to life choices as their peers. Caring for a family member should not reduce life opportunities, such as further and higher education, employment and independent living. They are here to provide support during any of these transitions.
The Local Offer for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is an accessible hub bringing together information from education, health and social care with support services and inclusive activities across Buckinghamshire.
The website features information on ways to assess your own needs, community support, care products and services and more. Families and carers of those needing care can also find helpful information on finding and paying for care, understanding various health conditions and disabilities, and information on abuse and crime.