Rotherham Council to support National Carers’ Week with community events

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Rotherham Council is to join local partners and charities to support Carers’ Week 2024 with a string of events.

These events will help will provide carers with a chance to access information, advice and raise awareness among people who may not know they are entitled to support.

National carers week runs from 10 to 16 June 2024 and aims to raise awareness of the estimated 5.7 million unpaid carers across the UK. The theme of this year’s event is Putting Carers on the Map.

There are over 23,000 unpaid carers in Rotherham who care for a family member or a friend.

Ian Spicer, Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health, at Rotherham Council said: “Many people don’t recognise that they are carers and that they can get help and support. We need to continue to raise awareness among our communities so that carers who need support can access it.”

Nicola Curley, Strategic Director Children and Young People’s Services, added: “Carers under the age of 18 are a particularly hard to reach group and like their older counterparts they simply don’t realise that there’s a lot of much needed help and support available to them when they care for others.”

“We’re going to be joining our partner organisations out in the community, where we’ll be talking to people about their circumstances, in the hope that we can identify more carers and help them with their responsibilities. I’d urge anyone who cares for someone else to come and talk to us.”

Events planned for the week will let carers know about the advice, information and support services that they can use. The type of support available is;

  • Carers forums
  • Council and partner support services
  • Carers allowances and financial support
  • Training for carers
  • Dementia support
  • Cheaper travel

Support and information events in Rotherham during Carers’ Week 2024


Partners Attending


Date & time

Council and partner-staffed question and answer stalls

  • Carers Forum
  • Parent Carers Forum
  • Healthwave

Town Centre Street Market

Tuesday 11 June, 10am until 4pm

Crossroads Care Open Day

  • Crossroads

Crossroads Charity & Coffee Shop, 29 Bridgegate

Tuesday 11 June, 9.30 until 3.30pm

Council and partner-staffed stalls highlighting carer wellbeing projects delivered within communities

  • Activate
  • Active For Life
  • Beacon
  • Headway
  • Kiveton Park & Wales Community Development Trust
  • Nayi Zindagi
  • The Rainbow Project
  • Wah Hong Chinese Association
  • The Brecks Community Centre
  • The Learning Community
  • The LIFE Group

Riverside Café, Riverside House, Main Street

Tuesday 11 June, 10am until 4pm

Council and partner-staffed question and answer stalls

  • Making Space Dementia Cafes
  • Hospital Patient Engagement
  • Carers Forum
  • Rotherham Parent Carers Forum
  • Healthwave

Rotherham General Hospital Reception, Moorgate Road

Wednesday 12 June, 10am until 2pm

Carers Forum and Council question and answer stalls

  • Carers Forum

Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street

Thursday 13 June, 12pm until 2pm

Carers can read more about the help and support available to them in Rotherham on our website

Helen Walker, chief executive of Carers UK said: “We want carers to know they are not forgotten, and they are not alone. The dedicated, committed support unpaid carers provide day in day out has been valued as the equivalent of a second NHS, but often carers tell us that they feel unseen and undervalued.

Further information about Carers Week 2024 is availabe on the Carers Week website

Published: 3rd June 2024