Inspirational events celebrated National Carers Week in Slough

Published: 20 June 2018

Slough Carers Support, in partnership with local organisations, marked National Carers Week with a series of free events and activities for Slough’s carers last week (11 – 17 June 2018).

Events and activities included yoga, a visit to the Royal Opera House, afternoon tea, a Samba drumming performance, networking and social events, Boccia and indoor curling, music, dance, art, mindfulness sessions and more.

In addition, the week launched with its Unsung Heroes Celebratory Event at the Masonic Centre on Ragstone Road on Monday, which recognised the invaluable contributions of carers across the borough.

The event featured a range of activities including performances from Slough artists, interactive sessions with local organisations and groups, pampering sessions and more. Mayor of Slough, councillor Paul Sohal, addressed the 100 people in attendance, commending all the hard work that the borough’s carers do.

Carers Week aimed to be an opportunity for Slough’s 11,600 carers to take a break, have some fun and meet up with other carers to enjoy the variety of activities.

Carers were also be able to find out about organisations and networks available to support them, as well as sign up to the Slough Carers Card, which offers discounts at a range of local shops, businesses and services.

Councillor Natasa Pantelic, cabinet member for health and social care, said: "We are so proud of our carers in Slough, who work every day to make a difference in our local communities.

“Carers Week is our way of saying a big thank you to them and celebrating their work, which is extremely important and valued by all of us."