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Carers Week

6 - 10 June 2022
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. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

The Carers Network has organised a programme of activities designed to provide further insight into what being a carer is, and to offer support to those with caring responsibilities.

Date Time Event Description Register
Monday 6 June Postponed Carers Network - Get Together Join Gary Hutchison, Sponsor of the Carers Network, as we open Carers Week. After watching a short film on the life of a carer, we will discuss how caring responsibilities can impact our work lives, and how the University supports those with caring responsibilities. It is also the opportunity to meet in person after two years.  Postponed
Tuesday 7 June 12.00-13.00 Information session on Power of Attorney
Caring for someone else raises a lot of administrative needs. To help you navigate the different legal options, the University lawyers will provide an overview of those topics, followed by a Q&A:
• Powers of Attorney
• Residential care
• Passing funds to disabled children and thinking about trusts 
Click here to join the session
Wednesday 8 June 14.00-15.00 Wellbeing for Carers Caring for someone can be very rewarding but there is no doubt it can use a lot of physical and emotional energy. It’s all too easy forget about your own mental and physical wellbeing when supporting someone else’s needs on a daily basis. Join Kerry Watson, psychotherapist, as she shares her own experiences as a carer and discusses the importance of personal wellbeing for Carers. Click here to join the session​

To learn more about the role of a carer, and the key role of carers in society, have a look at these videos: