Events across Belfast during Carers Week 10-16 June

07/06/2013

During Carer’s Week from 10-16 June, Belfast Trust is holding a number of events to promote the health and well being of carers. These events follow the theme of this year’s carers week , “Prepared to Care?” which encourages us to think about how carers are coping.

View a list of events

Prepared to Care?

Every day in the UK 6,000 people start caring. Becoming a carer can impact significantly on a person’s life – it takes time, energy, can leave you isolated and can be costly. Through the week we want to help those already caring to make sure they are accessing all the practical and emotional support they need to care safely and look after themselves. Recognition by professionals, and others who impact on carers day-to-day lives, can help us make a massive difference.

Within the Belfast Trust area, over 40,000 people have identified themselves as carers. However, it is also known that a significant number of people do not see themselves as carers and therefore remain hidden and without support.

For more information, advice and support for carers go to the Carers Information section of our website