Carers Week 2023 Roundup
Carers Week 2023 is an annual national campaign to recognise and celebrate the UK’s 5.7 million unpaid carers, and to raise awareness and highlight the challenges they face.
It took place between Monday 5th – Sunday 11th June and the theme this year was “Recognising and Supporting Carers in the Community”.
We enjoyed a wide range of activities across the week. Thank you to both Wycombe Sounds and Bucks Radio for giving us airtime to talk about the need to support carers across all our communities in Buckinghamshire.
Our team were busy raising awareness, holding information stands in Amersham, Wycombe and Wexham Park hospitals to highlight the support Carers Bucks can offer when you or the person you care for is in hospital, and our Co-CEO, Lucy, caught up with the Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare Trust at Stoke Mandeville Hospital to discuss the importance of carers being involved in healthcare conversations from admission, to hospital stays, through to discharge and beyond.
We held various gatherings for tea and cake at Waddesdon Community Centre, Bertram’s Café, Wendover Library and Chalfont St Peter Community Centre for our Carers Choir, and we enjoyed cream teas at Buckingham Tea Room and Missenden Abbey.
We were delighted to be able to host our Young Carers in Schools Awards, celebrating schools who have worked with Carers Bucks to raise awareness, identify, and support young carers.
Congratulations, too, to our Carers Week competition winner – well done!
What a brilliant way to celebrate all the wonderful carers of all ages in Buckinghamshire!