Carers Week

We are delighted to let you know that we have a total of 18 virtual events for carers between Mon 8th – Fri 12th June as part of our Carers Week activity!

Here is a list of dates for your diary – keep an eye on our page for further details coming soon, and if you have any queries, you can:

Message our Facebook page
Call: 02476 632972
Email: contactus@carerstrusthofe.org.uk

If you’re new to using Zoom or Discord, our team will be more than happy to guide you through. It would be great for as many of our local carers across Coventry and Warwickshire to be involved.

Monday 8th June

  • Carers Voice Virtual Cuppa (11am – 12noon)
    A virtual cuppa taking place on Zoom where we will invite carers to have a bit of time out and speak to other carers and members of the Carers Trust Heart of England team. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/3czhdd5
  • Letting Go of Stress session (2pm – 3pm)
    Led by stress management expert, Dave Graham, a live virtual Zoom session focussed on helping carers to let go of stress. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/3732aqY
  • Evening Carer Chat (7pm – 8pm)
    A virtual Zoom chat taking place in the evening! Join in and speak to other carers and members of the Carers Trust Heart of England team for support, advice or just to socialise. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/30ayzdI

Tuesday 9th June

  • Trips & Falls presentation (11am – 12noon)
    Paul Nicholls, our Carer Training Co-ordinator is hosting a Trips and Falls presentation, highlighting some of the hidden dangers found in the home and some quick fixes to help improve safety whilst taking any questions you have.
    Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/30f05H3
  • Direct Payments session (2pm – 3pm)
    Penderels Trust will be leading a Zoom session on direct payments, what they are, how they work and if you, or someone you care for, may be eligible. There will be a chance to ask questions during the session. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/2Msftr9

Wednesday 10th June

  • Carers Yoga session (11am – 12noon)
    A live Yoga session, led by Varsha, our Coventry Carers Wellbeing Advisor, who will also be sharing carer and relaxation tips. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/2XZEz6h
  • Young Carer discord chat and Facebook takeover (all day)
    Our Young Carers team will be taking over our Facebook page sharing the real stories of young carers and the support available to them.
  • Carers Voice Virtual Cuppa (1pm – 2pm)
    A virtual cuppa taking place on Zoom where we will invite carers to have a bit of time out and speak to other carers and members of the Carers Trust Heart of England team. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/3dzCQLz
  • Evening Carer Chat (7pm – 8pm)
    A virtual Zoom chat taking place in the evening! Join in and speak to other carers and members of the Carers Trust Heart of England team for support, advice or just to socialise. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/2Y29jU7

Thursday 11th June

  • Direct Payments Q&A (11am – 12noon)
    Penderels Trust will be leading a Zoom session on direct payments, what they are, how they work and if you, or someone you care for, may be eligible. There will be a chance to ask questions during the session. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/2UatWMC
  • Trips & Falls presentation (2pm – 3pm)
    Paul Nicholls, our Carer Training Co-ordinator is hosting a Trips and Falls presentation, highlighting some of the hidden dangers found in the home and some quick fixes to help improve safety whilst taking any questions you have.
    Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/2MufoDx
  • Compassion Meditation (6pm – 7pm)
    Dr Liz Sparkes will talk about how to bring compassion practices in to every day life and how they support your mind and body to let go. Helping you to feel happier. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/2AI9kos
  • Young Carers Film Club (5pm – 7pm)
    A group watch of The Greatest Showman on Zoom hosted by our Young Carers Team. To receive an invite to join the secure viewing group, please WhatsApp 07428 670 040. Please note, this session is for registered young carers only.

Friday 12th June

  • Self-Care for Carers (10am – 11am)
    A live virtual session led by Gail Westerman who will provide you with some simple mindfulness and compassion techniques which you can use to support your wellbeing and consequently, the wellbeing of those you care for. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/2Y47ztp
  • Milan Asian Carers Support Group (Zoom) at 11am
    A session for Asian Carers to get together and speak with health and social care professionals to better support you in your caring role. If you require any further details, please contact Varsha Thakrar on 02476632972 – option 1 or email Varsha.thakrar@carerstrsuthofe.org.uk. Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/2XzHTGd
  • LPA, Wills & appointees session (Zoom) at 1pm
    A Zoom session by Angels Solicitors which looks at LPA, wills and appointees and why thinking about them is important for carers and the cared for.
    Zoom link to view: https://bit.ly/2XyvZMU
  • Carers TV Club (Facebook) at 2pm
    An informal chat about Len & Ainsley’s Big Food Adventures which is on TV Monday 8th June at 4.15pm on BBC One and available on BBC iPlayer too.