Carers Week 2024 in Wigan and Leigh

Carers,Events 20 May 2024

As we gear up for Carers Week 2024, we’re thrilled to start announcing an array of exciting FREE events for you, our invaluable Unpaid Carers of Wigan Leigh.

What is Carers Week?
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.

This year’s theme is, ‘Putting Carers on the Map’. 

It is estimated Carers save the economy £162 million a year- yet, many Carers feel their role is forgotten and invisible.

The theme is about raising awareness about the challenges Carers face which impact your finances, employment, health and wellbeing and ensuring policymakers and politicians take steps to better support Carers needs.

This year, it is exceptionally special in Wigan and Leigh as we are recognising the huge contribution made by unpaid carers across the Borough over 3 weeks, starting from Tuesday 28th May until Saturday 15th June 2024.

We have a special edition newsletter of how our timetable of events are looking so far. With a mix of wellbeing events, fun for all the family, live music and cream tea’s; there will be an event suitable for everyone. And… they are happening all over the Borough!  The are hoping the events will provide the much needed information and advice along with the opportunity to bring carers together for that most welcomed peer support.

Get ready to mark your calendars and join us in shining a spotlight on the incredible contributions of Carers across Wigan and Leigh!

Download the Carers Week Special Edition Newsletter here.