Carers Week

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Carers Week: 5-11 June 2023

Over 6.5 million people in the UK are unpaid carers and it is likely that 3 in 5 of us will become unpaid carers at some point in our lives.

It can be incredibly rewarding to care for a loved one and unpaid carers often say they are just being a husband, wife, mum, dad, daughter, son, friend or good neighbour.

The council’s community connectors provide a wide range of information, advice and assistance to unpaid carers in Newport; including sharing information on local support services and activities, as well as providing information about voluntary organisations that can help carers to re-connect with their community.  

On Monday 5 June the civic centre will be lit up in recognition of all the unpaid carers in Newport.

Carers Week 2023 Information Event 

Thursday 8 June from 2pm - 5pm

Our community connectors team will be holding an information event at The University of South Wales, Newport Campus.

Come along to browse stalls and speak to professionals for advice and information. Organisations include:

  • Sparkle
  • ABUHB Engagement team
  • Disabled Facilities Grants team
  • Care & Repair
  • County in the Community (until 4pm)
  • University SW Welfare Team

There will also be family games and fun until 6:30pm. A buffet and refreshments will also be available.

To find out more email [email protected] or call 01633 235650.

Carers can also sign up to the Carers Network to receive regular news and information.

Find out more on the support available for unpaid carers in Newport