Carers Week 9-15 June 2014

Carers Week provides us with the opportunity to:

  • Raise the profile of caring, help the public identify themselves as Carers giving them access to support, advice and information
  • Celebrate and recognise the contribution the 6.4 million UK Carers make to people they care for and their communities
  • Highlight the challenges of caring and campaign for sustainable funding for services and support for Carers and the people they care for

Activities include (updated on a daily basis, so please come back to double check events):

Friday 13th June

  • The Rural Information Bus (RIB) will be at Brook Surgery, Whittlebury Coffee Morning, Weedon and Greens Norton Surgeries – download poster for further details
  • Carers Coffee Morning, Saxon Spires Practice between 10am and 12 noon, West Haddon Road, Guilsborough - download poster for further details
  • Kettering General Hospital, Main Entrance between 10am and 4pm
  • Wellingborough Library between 10am and 4pm


1 in 10 people in Northamptonshire regularly cares for someone.

Carers are all ages, from all backgrounds, and can be male or female.

They may not describe themselves as a carer; it’s just what they do as a husband, wife, partner, relative or friend. They may be providing physical, emotional or practical support or helping someone to get out and about.

  • If you care on a regular basis for a parent, child, friend, neighbour or other relative who may be physically or mentally ill, has a disability, is elderly or has problems with drugs or alcohol, then you are a carer and this website is for you.
  • If you are a health or social care professional you can find out how you can best support carers.

Take the Carer self-assessment test

Not sure if you are a Carer? Take the self-assessment test and find out.

PowerPoint presentation about carers for use with secondary school students

Produced for use in Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) this PowerPoint presentation can be used as a springboard for discussions about carers and the impact of being a carer. Includes some information about young carers. Education staff should visit the schools factsheet for more information or download the presentation here