Carers Week 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.
In Islington there are over 16,000 unpaid carers supporting a partner, relative or friend who is frail, sick or disabled or who has a mental health or substance misuse issue. Carers Week is a fantastic opportunity to draw attention to caring in our community and showcase the wide range of support that exists for carers.
What’s on in Islington for Carers Week 2015?
Islington Carers Hub and our partners are holding events across the borough in Carers Week to celebrate and raise awareness of carers. See the events below or simply download our Carers Week flyer and programme.
Monday 8th June, 10am-2pm – Carers Week Opening Event
Town Hall, Upper Street, N1 2UD
Training & Learning Opportunities for Islington Carers – join us for stalls, workshops, free lunch and raffle. Registration 10am.
Tuesday 9th June – Hospital focus
UCL Hospital, 10am-4pm (Atrium, ground floor)
Whittington Hospital, 11am-3pm (main reception, Magdala Avenue
We will also visit Highgate Mental Health wards with Islington MIND to meet staff, patients and carers
Tuesday 9th June, 10am-12pm – Drug & Alcohol carers
ISIS, 101 Seven Sisters Road, N7 7QT, 020 7561 3310
CASA FPF Service who provide support and advice to those caring for families and friends who are addicted to drugs or alcohol will be holding a coffee morning at the drug agency ISIS
Wednesday 10th June, 10.30am-3pm – Health & wellbeing day
Centre 404, 404 Camden Rd N7 0SJ
Enjoy a day of pampering, relaxation, free lunch and much much more (in partnership with Centre404 and Camden Carers’ Service). Here’s a flyer!
Friday 12th June, 10am-3pm – Reaching out to hidden carers
Islington Customer Centre, 222 Upper Street N1 1XR
Come and meet ICH staff and find out what we can offer unpaid carers in Islington
Friday 12th June – Drug & Alcohol Carers
CASA FPF Service will be holding a Coffee Morning at the drug and alcohol agency Cranstoun Recovery (10am-12pm)
28B King Henry’s Walk London N1 4PB, 020 7923 8010
Or join them for Afternoon Tea at the alcohol agency CASA Alcohol Service (2.30-4pm)
332C Goswell Road, EC1V 7LQ, 020 7833 9899
Saturday 13th June,1-5.30pm – Whittington Community Centre’s Big Day Out Fair
Whittington Park, Holloway Road, N19 4RS
Visit the ICH stall, find out what we do and pick up a freebie or two!