Carers Week 2023

Carers Week takes place June 5th to June 11th. Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring and help people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

Anyone can become a carer. Carers come from all walks of life, all cultures and can be any age. Many people don’t recognise themselves as carers, but they look after people with an illness, disability, mental health problem, learning disability, addiction, or are parent carers.

There are 5 local authority areas working in partnership with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and 3rd sector organisations to support carers across the Gwent region. Each local authority provides a varied range of support to carers in their area. To find out what support is offered, you can call the team on 01495 315700.

Please see below events within Blaenau Gwent during Carers Week:

  • Tuesday 6th June - Coffee group at Brynmawr RFC 12-2PM
  • Wednesday 7th June - Celebrate carers event, Brynmawr RFC 12-5PM (which involves a female artist, a local magician and Elvis tribute, along with raffle prizes, buffet and a number of services who have stalls/tables with advice and information for those in attendance.)
  • Thursday 8th June - Carers Wellbeing Walk (West) - 11am at Bryn Bach Park meeting at the Café.
  • Friday 9th June - Carers Wellbeing Walk (East) - 11am at Cwmtillery Lakes, meeting at the car park.