Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities.

Harrow Mencap took to the streets of Harrow Town Centre today to raise awareness and celebrate Carers Week, which runs from June 12th - June 16th.  Our theme this year is "Carers Doing it for Themselves" We had a Pop Up Stall on St Anne's Road with music, fun games and activities to raise awareness of the issues carers face daily.

  

  

The focus of the campaign is on building communities which support carers to look after their loved ones well, whilst recognising that carers are individuals with needs of their own. 

Elevate, is a carers group run by Harrow Mencap and funded by The Big Lottery Fund. 

Events, weekly groups and meet ups for those who care for somebody with a learning disability, physical disability, mental health condition, long term illness or anybody else.

The group provides an opportunity for carers to learn to speak out and be heard, break the isolation, have fun, learn who they are outside of the caring role, gain skills and feel empowered.

Interview with Radio Harrow to raise awareness of Carers Week

Emma Cooper, of Harrow Mencap along with carers Kevin and Chelsea joined Radio Harrow's Gary Walker to discuss the important role of Harrow's more than 25,000 unpaid carers and the support that Harrow Mencap provides to the carer community.

Listen to the full interview here

http://www.radioharrow.org/show/breakfast/

For more information or to get involved contact Emma Cooper on 020 84237382