Covid-19 and Activities

Carers Week 7th - 13th June 2021

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don't think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

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We hope you all enjoyed Carers Week 2021 as much as we did. Throughout the week carers in the City came together in various ways.

We had a presentation from the City of London Children and Families team on Short Breaks. Let us know if you'd like information on the Short Breaks policy.

This was followed by an online self-massage session with the Mary Ward Centre.

We had our first in-person coffee morning with carers at the Golden Lane Community Centre, and our first male carers online event was a great success.

We finished the week with a poetry session hosted by The Reader Group.

Thank you to the carers and others that attended the events. You helped celebrate carers in the City of London!

Below are screenshots from some of the online events. We've also added the poem discussed in the session with The Reader, and a poem submitted by a city carer.

If you feel inspired to write some poetry, then do send it our way to be shared on the website. Email

Visit the National Carers Week Website Here

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