National Carers' Week: What's on in Stockton-on-Tees?
Carers in Stockton-on-Tees can find out about the range of help and support available to them at a series of events taking place next week.
The events have been organised as part of National Carers' Week (Monday 10- Sunday 16 June) which shines a light on the challenges carers face and recognises the contribution they make.
Councillor Ann McCoy, Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council's Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, said: "Carers play a vital role in supporting loved ones, friends and others in our communities and it's really important they feel supported too. With our partner organisations we'll be holding a range of events which celebrate the excellent work carers do and offer opportunities for them to access a variety of advice and information."
When and where are the events?
Stockton Carers Network Information and Support Market
High Street marquee - Monday 10 June, 9.30am-2pm
Find out about the services and support available to carers, care professionals and service users in Stockton-on-Tees. Sign-up for a Carer's Emergency Card or to join the Local Carers' Register through which you can receive regular information and advice.
Lunch group at Brewers Fayre, Preston Farm - Monday 10 June, 12pm-2pm
Enjoy a leisurely lunch and a chat with other carers and their loved ones. Everyone is welcome.
Lanark House carers support group - Wednesday 12 June, 11am-1pm
Stockton Parish Church carers support group - Thursday 13 June, 1pm-3pm
Free-drop in sessions where everyone is welcome. Have a coffee, cake and chat with other carers.
Carers' celebration picnic - Stockton Parish Church Hall, Saturday 15 June, 1pm-4pm
Join Stockton Adult Carers Support Service to celebrate the fantastic contribution that informal carers make to our community.
This free event is open to people of all ages. Bring a picnic and blanket and join in an afternoon of family fun activities including face painting, bubble blowing fun from the Bubble Man, performance by Jigsaw Theatre Group, alternative therapies and crafts.
Which organisations are involved?
A whole host of organisations are involved throughout the week, which is led by Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council, NHS Hartlepool and Stockton-on-Tees Clinical Commissioning Group, Tees Active, and Eastern Ravens.