Fun day set to kick off carers week

Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource team

Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource team

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Scarborough and Ryedale Carers Resource (SRCR) is supporting this year’s Carers Week by holding a Carers Family Fun Day on Sunday (June 5) at Snainton Village Hall in Scarborough. 

Carers Week, which runs from June 6 to 12, is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

This year the focus on Carer Friendly Communities are places where carers feel supported to look after their family or friends, and recognised as individuals with needs of their own.

Chief Officer Elizabeth McPherson said: “We continue to raise awareness of issues affecting carers from as young as eight to the very elderly. Carers need to be recognised for the wonderful work they do in looking after family members, friends and neighbours.”

Carers Family Fun Day , the flagship event to kick off Carers Week, runs from 11am and 3pm, with a celebration for carers of all ages. The theme of the day is Hidden Heroes.

Other events taking place during the week are:

l Tuesday June 7, 2pm to 4pm: Carer’s Afternoon tea, Orchard House, Scarborough. Open to all carers .

l Wednesday June 8, 4pm to 5.30pm: Whitby Young Carers after school hub – open to all young carers within the Whitby area.

lThursday June 9, 12.30pm to 1.30pm: Pindar School young carers lunchtime hub – open to all Pindar school pupils.

l Friday June 10, 10am to 2pm: Scarborough Library Baby and Toddler Day. Parent carers are welcome to go along and meet SRCR staff as well as lots of other local services.