Nearly 300 carers from around Hammersmith & Fulham and Westminster got involved in our programme for Carers Week last week. It was wonderful to see so many carers sign up to activities and events throughout the week and enjoy themselves. Carers Network would like to thank all our carers and supporters for getting involved in the greatest ever drive to reach out to carers in the UK.
Below is a photo documentary to capture the atmosphere of the week, take a look and see if you can see yourself
Monday 9th June – Take Care of Yourself Day and Information Fair at the Cumberland Hotel
Over 70 carers turned out to receive information from a range of organisation and pampering taster sessions at the Ocean Suite – Cumberland Hotel. The event went down well with everyone. Nassima Bouguelil, from Westminster, who cares for her 5 year-old autistic daughter said ‘it was a beautiful well organised event, thank you’
Better Care Fund Presentation – Grosvenor Victoria Casino
On the same day professional and carers were invited to a presentation on the Better Health Carer Fund strategy to integrate health and social care in the community across Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea and Hammersmith and Fulham. Presenter and Whole Systems Lead – Cath Attlee, took questions from the audience after the presentation and offered more help to those with special cases. To find out more about the Better Care Fund please go to https://www.westminster.gov.uk/better-care-fund
Tuesday 10th June Thames Riverboat Cruise,
Carers that had successfully booked onto this circular cruise from Tower Pier all had a wonderful time. Ceri Perkins from Westminster who looks after her son, said ‘I felt the cruise went very well indeed, thank you for a fabulous time’
Wednesday 11th June Kew Garden, Royal Botanical Gardens
Carers had the opportunity of touring the grounds of Kew Gardens, enjoying the splendour and beauty of plants from all around the world in full bloom.
Thursday 12 June Kenwood House Guided Tour
Carers were treated to the special ‘highlights tour’ at Kenwood House. Carers got to hear inside stories about the history of the house and gaze at the unique collection of artefacts and antiques that spn across three centuries.