Carers Week 2021 - Making Carers Visible and Valued

Carers Week 2021 - Making Carers Visible and Valued

This year Carers Week runs from 7 to 14 June and the national theme is 'making carers visible and valued'.

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.

This year, carers across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

Carers Week helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support

There's a range of events and activities planned in Derbyshire and Derby to celebrate the week and raise awareness. Why not get involved?

Derbyshire Carers Association - Derbyshire 

If you want to get involved in any of the events listed below contact Katie Matkin on tel: 07773 173416 or email

All of the events apart from the sponsored walk will be held online via Zoom. 

Monday 7 June 

Gardening Group - 11am

The Great Carers Bake Off - 2pm - Try your hand at creating your own showstopper for Carers Week!

Tuesday 8 June

Wellbeing Session - 10am to 12 noon - Health professionals, Dr Amy Baraniak and Dr Nohaid Ilyas, will be delivering wellbeing workshops for carers.

Chair Based Yoga Session - 1.30pm to 2.15pm - Sessions for all abilities - something to get you moving around and having fun!

Wednesday 9 June

Wellbeing Session - 1pm to 3pm - Health professionals, Dr Amy Baraniak and Dr Nohaid Ilyas, will be delivering wellbeing workshops for carers.

Autism Alliance Support Session - 2pm - informal online event (Zoom) for carers of people living with autism. Join to find out what you are entitled to as a carer and what Derbyshire Carers Association and the Autism Advice Service can provide. To join contact the Autism Service on tel: 01332 228790 or email

Thursday 10 June

Breathing and Meditation Workshop - 7pm to 9pm - The aim of this interactive workshop is to share with you how breathing correctly can improve your health and help you to relax.

Friday 11 June

Sponsored Walk - 10am - Derbyshire Carers are challenging you to take a step for every registered carer in Derbyshire, that’s 17,000 steps during Carers Week! Join their guided walk at Shipley Park, Heanor at 10am to complete your remaining steps for carers. Don’t forget to wear purple! Contact Katie Matkin to get your sponsorship form. More details here 

Welfare Rights Clinic - 11am - Eastre Leedham from Derbyshire County Council’s Welfare Rights Service will provide an overview of benefits including, means-tested benefits and carers disability benefits.

Carers Collage

To celebrate the theme of 'Making carers visible and valued', Derbyshire Carers Association are looking to create a collage of carers photos from across Derbyshire. If you want to get involved please send your photos to with 'Carers Week Collage' as the subject. 

Links CVS - BAME Carers Project Events - Derbyshire

If you want to get involved in any of these events please contact or tel: 07876617050

Monday 7 June 

Craft session by Meg Walker (online), 2pm. Receive a free gift bag. All you'll need for the session is a ribbon, fabric and a needle. Join on Zoom here, Meeting ID 837 9290 7131, passcode 646329

Tuesday 8 June

Bollywood dancing session - online event, 2pm. Free bollywood dance session by Nisha Lall from Aim to Dance. Join on Zoom here, Meeting ID 837 4861 5041, passcode 110391 

Thurdsay 10 June

Launch of BAME Carers Sitting Service - outdoor event at the Asian Centre, Hasland, Chesterfield

Derby City Events 

Universal Services for Carers are holding a mini festival with Inspirative Arts on Saturday 12 June from 2pm to 5pm at Inspirative Artsm 31 Charnwood Street, Derby, DE1 2GU.  

The festival will include yoga sesions,m qi-gong and performances from Front Door Theatre. There will also be arts and crafts as well as story sharing. For full details and schedule please see the event poster.

You can also find out more about the other activities and events the service is running in june here.

You can just turn up on the day or for more information please call tel: 01332 228777


June 07 2021

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