Carers Week 2022 takes place from Monday 6th June until Sunday 12th June.
The Week is a national event to recognise and celebrate the UK’s six million plus unpaid family and friend carers.
The theme this year is ‘Make Caring Visible, Valued and Supported’.
Picton Medical Centre held a coffee morning on Monday 6th June, for all of our patients. The event was organised by Gaynor and Uzma from the Picton engagement and champion team
We sent a text message out to 432 carers on our patient list. We were joined and supported on the day by:
- Picton Medical Centre Social prescribers
- Carers Resource
- Carer Experience & Involvement Manager Bradford DC NHS
- Carer Experience Support
- Equality Together
Five of our patients who are carers attended the event.
Each of these carers were offered a carers health check.
They were supported by the various services in attendance and signposted for further support.
Feedback showed that the carers found the event informative and helpful. One carer stayed for 2 and a half hours he enjoyed it so much.
All service providers exchanged information and agreed to attend an event that will be arranged during the long school summer holidays for young carers.