Fife Health & Social Care Partnership, Fife Carers Centre and their partners are inviting carers, services and businesses in the community to come together during Carers Week and celebrate the vital contribution made by carers in Fife. This year Carers Week will take place from 10-16 June 2019 and it will be the 25 year of Carers Week celebrations.
Helen Walker of one of the seven national carer organisations, on behalf of Carers Week charities, said:
“This year we proudly celebrate Carers Week’s 25 anniversary and it’s brilliant to see so many individuals and organisations around the country running local events that bring carers together and raise awareness of caring.
“Looking after someone can be a hugely rewarding experience, but it sometimes comes with its difficulties, including getting the right support. This Carers Week all parts of the community – family and friends, employers, businesses, schools, health and care services – have a role to play in getting carers connected to the information and support they need.”
In Fife there are a varied and wide ranging set of events which carers are warmly welcome to attend and participate in. These include:
Monday 10 June - Young Carers in Lochgelly will be hosting a drop in session for education professionals and people interested in supporting Fife young carers.
Monday 10 June - The Sporting Memories launch event in Burntisland. Sporting Memories groups support people with dementia, and their carers to promote the other groups in Fife and how these can support carers too
11, 12 and 13 June - Representatives form the Heath and Social Care Partnership, Fife Carers Centre and other partners will be attending the local Wells all over Fife to support Carers with information and advice
Thursday 13 June - Scott Fissenden Change and Improvement Manager with Fife's Health and Social Care Partnership will be speaking at the Third Sector Heath and Social Care Forum, He will be sharing successes for the past year and plans for the future. Book your place here
Friday 14 June - The first Fife Carers Gathering. This will be an opportunity for carers from across Fife to come together to learn about the support that is available from many of the carer organisations in Fife, to celebrate carers and to speak with other carers
During the week stories will also be shared on the Health and Social Partnership website and through social media about the wonderful contribution unpaid carers make in Fife, supporting some of the most vulnerable members of our civic society. If you have a story to tell about how you have been supporting as a carer, please feel free to share it by e-mailing [email protected]