Carers Week in Wigan
As many of you will know, Carers Week (6th – 12th June) 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.
Find out what’s on during Carers Week 2022
Carers Centre confirmed events
Monday 6th June – Carers Week Coffee Morning (Hindley) 10 am
Monday 6th June – Yoga Taster Session (Hindley) 1 pm & 2.30 pm
Monday 6th June – Carers Social Evening, 5.30 pm (Hindley) 5.30 pm
Tuesday 7th June – Volunteering to support carers 11 am
Wednesday 8th June – Carers Week Coffee Morning (Atherton) 10 am
Wednesday 8th June – Carers Week Walk (Haigh Hall) 10 am
Thursday 9th June – Pop Up stand at Chandler House Surgery (Wigan) 9.30 – 12.30 pm
Thursday 9th June – Male Carers Social Group 1pm
Friday 10th June – Reiki Taster (AM/PM sessions) (Hindley) 9.30 am & 12.30 pm
Wigan Council are hosting Wigan Borough Carers Festival on 8th June 12pm-7pm at Robin Park Leisure Centre. There are other events taking place through the week such as a ‘Talk and Tour’ at the Museum of Wigan Life on Monday 6th June and a ‘Concert for Carers’ at James with St Thomas Church on Saturday 11th June- some fantastic opportunities for carers to connect, access information, advice, support and to enjoy!
You can find out more about the events taking place here: Carers Week 2022 – What’s on (wigan.gov.uk)
There are opportunities for both young and adult carers.
Wigan and Leigh Carers Centre will be at the Carers Festival all day, with a stall in the marketplace – we look forward to seeing you there.
Living with Dementia event – Sunshine House, Wigan
On Monday 6th June Dementia United will be holding a conference in Manchester called “Living Well with Dementia in Greater Manchester: Join us, we need each other.” Hit the button below for a leaflet with more info and how to book onto either the Manchester or Wigan Event.
For those who don’t wish to travel to Manchester, the event will also be livestreamed at Sunshine House for people from Wigan who are living with dementia and their carers.
Details for livestream at Sunshine House:
Date: Monday 6th June 2022
Time: 10.30am – 3.15pm
Venue: Sunshine House, Wellington Street, Wigan, WN1 3SA.
Refreshments: lunch and refreshments will be provided throughout the day.
To book a place at Sunshine House please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Places are limited and so will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
Virtual events – join from the comfort of your home
Mobilise Carers Week timetable – Carers Week Cuppas and online meet up’s visit here
Meet carer and author Matthew Mckenzie FRSA – Wednesday 8 June, 5.30-6.30pm
Join Carers UK for a conversation with carer and author Matthew Mckenzie FRSA, who will be sharing his insights about minority ethnic carers, mental health, and reading poems from his upcoming poetry book about his caring experiences. Everyone is welcome and they particularly encourage carers from minority ethnic groups to join the session.
Beginners Latin Dance session – Thursday 9 June, 4-5.00pm
Join a Salsa and Bachata session, delivered by Mauricio Reyes from Latin Motion, who will be introducing Latin American dance footwork and body movement. The session will give beginners a solid base of the most used steps and turns and help uplift both your mental and physical wellbeing, along with providing some much-needed social interaction with live teaching, questions and feedback.
Care for a Cuppathon – Saturday 11 June, 11am-4pm
Join Carers UK for this year’s free online Care for a Cuppathon event for carers this Carers Week on Saturday 11 June, 11am-4pm.
Carers can expect a day of free music, creative arts and special guests, as well as a chance to chat with other carers and share experiences. You can drop in as much or as little as you like, but places must be booked in advance.
Concert for Carers – hosted by Lifelines Dementia Friendly Community Choir
When? Saturday 11th June, 7.30pm
Where? St James with St Thomas Church, Church Street, Poolstock, WN3 5DZ
Do I need to book? No, booking is not required and everyone is welcome
To celebrate carers week Lifelines Dementia Friendly Community Choir are hosting a free concert for all carers, their loved ones, friends, and families. There will be guest singers, a special performance from Lifelines Dementia Friendly Community Choir themselves and complimentary refreshments will be provided. It will certainly be a special evening, and all are welcomed openly.
To find out more call Alison Brown on 07806 798030.