Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.
The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.
Carers Week runs from 11th to 17th June. This year the theme is 'Keeping Carers Healthy and Connected'. Northamptonshire Carers Centre, based in 123 Midland Road, Wellingborough, are running a range of events, including three competitions, open to everyone, not just carers:
- Poetry Competition
- Short Story Competition
- Art & Photography Competition
Entries for all the competitions can be submitted via email:
*There are no restrictions on a poetry theme, however, it would be ideal to keep it within an A4 page space for display purposes.
Judging will take place on 15th June. There will be an overall prize for each category. Northamptonshire Carers Centre will be displaying exhibits between 11th-15th June.
For further details contact:
Joanna Johnson, Young Carers Service Manager: