Carers Week 2023

Older man wearing an apron in St Luke's Cookery School, smiling at the camera and doing a thumbs up

Carers Week (5–11 June 2023) is an annual celebration that recognises the challenges unpaid carers face and the important contribution they make to our families and communities. The theme for this year’s carers week is recognising and supporting carers in the community.

You may think of yourself as someone’s parent, partner, relative or friend but if you are looking after someone due to long-term illness, disability, a mental health or substance misuse issue, you can also call yourself a carer.

Islington Carers Hub is running a week of free, fun events. It’s a great opportunity to take a break, try something new and meet other carers in Islington.

Booking for all events is essential. Email  or call 020 7281 3319 to secure your spot.

Cook and eat session

Monday 5 June, 11am –1pm
St Luke’s Cookery School, St Luke’s Community Centre, 90 Central Street, EC1V 8AJ

Help prepare a vegetarian meal using fresh, healthy ingredients (which will be provided) with other carers, then sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labour in St Luke’s beautiful garden.

Start talking for health

Wednesday 7 June, 11am–12.30pm
Upper Holloway Baptist Church, 11 Tollington Way, N7 6RG (or online)

Get an insight into how talking can help with your emotional wellbeing, find out how to connect with others in a truthful way and hear about the Talk for Health programme. Coffee, tea and pastries will be provided.

Sadler’s Wells dance class

Friday 9 June, 2–4pm
Sadler’s Wells Theatre, Rosebery Avenue, EC1R 4TN (or online)

Find a release from everyday stresses and strains with this creative dance class. Boost your energy levels with easy-to-follow moves and take part seated or standing, then stay to enjoy some refreshments.

Carers Week walk

Saturday 10 June, 10.30am–12noon
Granary Square, N1C 4AB (meet at the fountains)

Enjoy an hour’s walk through nature, parks and along the canal in the company of other Islington carers. The walk will end with refreshments in Caledonian Park cafe.

For more useful information for carers, including training, short breaks and online support, visit Islington Council’s carers page

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