This year, people across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.
They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding.
So during Carers Week, we're coming together to help Make Caring Visible.
Here is some of what we have planned for Carers Week, keep track of everything on our social media.
Young Carers Fancy Dress Zoom Party (Tuesday 9 June)
Put on your whackiest outfit and spend some time with other Young Carers and the Support Team.
Reply to the text about the event for details from the Team.
Carers in Bedfordshire Bake Off (Tuesday 9 June, 1:30pm - 3:30pm)
Get in your kitchen
And bake a cake
Share with us on Zoom
Let’s see what you make
So all you budding bakers, how about the opportunity to show off you amazing creations or if you are like me, you best efforts, with us all at the Zoom meeting. Who knows we might get some great tips and ideas, just won’t get to taste!!! Swap recipes if you can, but don’t give away any ‘secret’ ingredients! It would be lovely to see you all and your baking, so bring your coffee and enjoy.
Your Pets at Home (Weds 10 June, 10:30am - 12:30pm)
Cute and Cuddly
Big or small
Slimy or scaly
We’ll love them all
What pets are keeping you company in lockdown? Share with us all at the Zoom Coffee Morning and tell us a little bit about your favourite friend. This is not a competition (because obviously Jenny would sulk if her dogs weren’t voted ‘Best in Show’!!!!) just an opportunity to meet your companion and hear about them.
Musical Memories (Weds 10 June, 2:00pm - 3:00pm)
We'll have a quiz
And we'll sing some songs
If you fancy some time out
Do come along
Test your knowledge of classic TV theme tunes, have a sing along to some well known hits and try out other music themed quizzes with the dementia services team.
Carers in Bedfordshire's Photography in Lockdown (Thursday 11 June, 2:00pm - 4:00pm)
Staff and carers
We know you’re out there
With heaps of photos
That you can share
So many people have taken the opportunity during lock down to connect with the natural world on their doorstep, catch up with friends and family online. Join us for the afternoon and share your favourite photos or short videos that you have enjoyed during the lockdown.
Quiz Night (Friday 12 June, 7:00pm - 9:00pm)
There’s no difference
To how you join in
Play alone or together
Who knows you may win
Join us at the BIG CARERS WEEK FUN QUIZ: one general knowledge, plus picture and music questions and lots more fun! Everyone invited, carers with family, friends and staff. We may even be able to rustle up a prize!!!