Carers Week

Carers Week is taking place across the UK from Monday 6th to Sunday 12th June 2022.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Visit https://www.carersweek.org/ for more information about Carers Week. This year we’d like you to join us in raising awareness of unpaid carers across the county; identify new unpaid carers and help us to ensure all carers receive the information and support they need.

FREE Events:

WhenTimeEventLocation
Monday 6th June10.30am to 12.30pmCraft session: Come and do your knitting, sewing crocheting, mending, beading, macramé, decoupage etc whilst enjoying socialising with other carers over a cuppa or twoChina Blue Café, Station Road, Totnes, TQ9 5JR
2pm to 3pmBeware of Financial Scams: join Alison from Natwest Bank who will be giving valuable advice on identifying and avoiding financial scamsVia Zoom
2pm to 4pmCraft session: Come and do your knitting, sewing crocheting, mending, beading, macramé, decoupage etc whilst enjoying socialising with other carers over a cuppa or twoTiverton Library, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, EX16 6SA
3pm to 4pmTai Chi: Qigong Shibashi – a gentle and easy set to follow, which is renowned for its ability to positively influence mental, physical and emotional wellbeing Via Zoom
WhenTimeEventLocation
Tuesday 7th June10.30am to 12.30pmThe wonder of wildlife and wellbeing: Explore the world of pollinators and how greenspace is so therapeutic for our health and wellbeingMeeth Quarry Nature Reserve, Hatherleigh 
11am to 12pmThe Collection of Kings & Queens: An Introduction to The Royal Collection an armchair yoga session to help you relax in the comfort of your own home.Join these sessions with the following Zoom details:

Meeting ID: 904 476 9010
Passcode: 624813
Tel: 0208 080 6591
2.30pm to 3pmSuccessful Contingency Planning: Explore our free plan and how to make it work for youVia Zoom
3pm to 3.45pmLaughter Yoga: Laugh and smile with some very gentle yoga and breath exercises to re-energise and relaxVia Zoom
7.30pm to 9pmGames night: Light hearted and non-competitive games and laughter, with other carersVia Zoom
WhenTimeEventLocation
Wed 8th June10am
to 11am
Keeping Your Home Safe
(Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service): will provide you with information to help keep you, and the person you care for, safe at home
Via Zoom
10am
to 11am
Walk ‘A Mile With A Smile’ with some of our Devon Carers Team:
join members of our team to walk around the beautiful grounds of Saltram House
Saltram House, Plympton,
Plymouth, PL7 1UH
11am to
12pm
Japan: Courts & Culture: A unique insight into the world of ritual honour and artistry linking the courts and cultures of Britain and JapanJoin this sessions with the following Zoom details:

Meeting ID: 762 541 6428
Passcode: 674534
Tel: 0208 080 6591
2pm to
2.45pm
Body Scan Meditation: a form of mindfulness meditation Via Zoom *
2pm to 4pmNational Trust Visit and Refreshments:
Enjoy the surroundings of some National Trust premises followed by a chat with other carers over tea and cake
Killerton House
Broadclyst, Exeter, Devon, EX5 3LE
2.30pm to 4.30pmManaging Stress Workshop: This session will look at stress, its causes, symptoms and a variety of ways of limiting its effectThe Fern Centre
North Devon District Hospital,
Raleigh Heights, Barnstaple, EX31 4JB
7.30pm to 8.15pmLaughter Yoga: Laugh and smile with some very gentle yoga to re-energise and relaxVictory Hall, Main Road, Exminster, EX6 8DF
WhenTimeEventLocation
Thursday 9th June10am to 12pmNational Trust Visit and Refreshments: Enjoy the surroundings of some National Trust premises followed by a chat with other carers over tea and cakeParke, Bovey Tracey, TQ13 9JQ
10.30am to 12.30pmCraft session: Come and do your knitting, sewing crocheting, mending, beading, macramé, decoupage etc whilst enjoying socialising with other carers over a cuppa or twoWool On The Exe, 2 Okehampton Street, Exeter, EX4 1DW
2pm to 4pmNational Trust Visit and Refreshments: Enjoy the surroundings of some National Trust premises followed by a chat with other carers over tea and cakeCastle Drogo, Drewsteignton, near Exeter, Devon, EX6 6PB
2pm to 4pmCraft session: Come and do your knitting, sewing crocheting, mending, beading, macramé, decoupage etc whilst enjoying socialising with other carers over a cuppa or twoBarnstaple Library, Tuly St, Barnstaple EX31 1EL
2pm to 3.30pmForest Therapy Walk: Immerse yourself in nature for Mindfulness with a Forest Therapy Walk Via Zoom
6pm to 8pmCycle The Granite Way: Get back on a bike!  Free bike hire for a ride along the Granite Way, followed by refreshments.Devon Cycle Hire, Sourton Down, Okehampton, EX20 4HR
WhenTimeEventLocation
Friday 10th
June
11am
to 12pm
The Wonder Of Wildlife And Wellbeing Top Tips: tips on pollinators and how greenspace is therapeutic for our health and wellbeingVia Zoom
2pm to 2.45pmChair Yoga: A gentle armchair yoga session from the comfort of homeVia Zoom
2pm to
4pm
National Trust Visit and Refreshments:
Enjoy the surroundings of some National Trust premises followed by a chat
with other carers over tea and cake
Knightshayes, Bolham, Tiverton, EX16 7RQ
2.30pm
to
3.30pm
Keeping Your Home Safe
(Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service):
Team members will provide you with information to help keep you,
and the person you care for, safe at home
Via Zoom
6pm to 7.30pmCheese Tasting: Do you know a Cheddar from a Double Devonshire? 
Sample some cheeses and broaden your tastebuds
Via Zoom **
7.30pm to 9pmGames night: Light hearted and non-competitive games and laughter,
with other carers
Via Zoom
WhenTimeEventLocation
Saturday 11th June11am to 12pmFirst Aid workshop:  Learn first aid to help you in your everyday caring role, to give you the confidence to act in a practical and safe way, in the event of an emergencyThe Fern Centre

North Devon District Hospital, Raleigh Heights, Barnstaple, EX31 4JB
2.30pm to 4.30pmForest therapy walk: Immerse yourself in nature for Mindfulness with a Forest Therapy WalkNorth Woods, Dartington, Totnes, TQ9 6NS
2pm to 4pmNational Trust Visit and Refreshments: Enjoy the surroundings of some National Trust premises followed by a chat with other carers over tea and cakeArlington Court, Barnstaple, EX31 4LP
WhenTimeEventLocation
Sunday
12th June
11am to
11.45am
Tai Chi: Qigong Shibashi.

A gentle and easy set to follow known to positively influence mental, physical and emotional wellbeing
Via Zoom
WhenEventEvent
All week!A mile with a smile: walk, roll or stroll a mile to collectively achieve the total of 350 miles, which represents the perimeter of Devon. 

Send us your photo with your smile!
 
Free entry for carers to Powderham Castle, Powderham Castle, Kenton, Exeter, Devon, EX6 8JQ
Send your photos to online@devoncarers.org.uk
– by sending us your photos you consent to the images
being used on our website.

To book on any of these events (other than those marked with an * or with Zoom details given) please email online@devoncarers.org.uk with your name, date of birth, event(s) and date(s) you would like to attend.

By booking a place at one of the online activities you consent to us sharing your name and email address with the activity facilitator, who will contact you directly with the Zoom access code.

* *Please contact Caring for Carers on 01752 201890 by 3pm on Monday 6th June to book a place

**Please contact Caring for Carers on 01752 201890 by 4pm on Friday 27th May to book a place

Mile With A Smile

Our ‘A Mile with a Smile’ walk will return, with everyone contributing steps to cover the 350 mile perimeter of Devon.  From the comfort of an armchair, to the back garden, to the top of Haytor, join us in raising awareness of carers.  

If you have friends, family members or work colleagues who wish to form a team, the more the merrier and all with a smile!

We hope you will be able to join us at one or more of our events.  More details of the events will follow very soon.