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Carers Week is a campaign that runs annually throughout the UK to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges faced by carers, and recognise their often-unseen contribution to families and communities.
This year’s campaign, running from 10-16 June, has community at heart and looks to bring together carers. In line with this vision, here at King’s we want to celebrate our Community of Carers.
In addition to the events below, we are encouraging all members of the community to make a pledge. Download the blank poster here, add your own message of support and upload it to Twitter, or send it to firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll post it on our channels.
Research Seminar with IoPPN Carers’ Champion Dr Juliana Onwumere
Monday 10th June 2019
Seminar Room 1, IoPPN Main Building
Led by IoPPN Carers’ Champion Dr Juliana Onwumere, this seminar will draw upon IoPPN-based research to raise awareness the challenges that carers can often face at work. The interactive session is open to all staff and students and will provide practical advice for participants to make inclusive changes to our working environment that benefit carers in our community.
Carers’ Trivia Pursuit launch & Information Stand
Tuesday 11 & Wednesday 12 June: 12:00-14:00
We will have a nominated table at the IoPPN canteen with information about carers and for carers, including support that’s available to staff and students with caring responsibilities. You will have a chance to ask questions and tell us what else we could do to better support carers at the IoPPN.
The Parents and Carers Network at King’s is working in collaboration with Access King’s (formerly the Disability Inclusion Network) to hold a Community of Carers Meet Up on Thursday 13 June, 12:00-14:00.
This, we hope, will be the start of a series of get togethers specifically for carers, and designed to be a safe space to meet and to share experiences of what it means to be a carer while working at King’s. Through these, we want to create a space for an open and honest conversation about how to make improvements within the College, as well as building our community of carers. This event is open to all staff at King’s College London.
Drop-in Massage Treatments
Thursday 13 June, 11:00-15:00
Chaplaincy Room, Main IoPPN Building
We know that balancing work with caring responsibilities can cause tiredness and stress. While open to all staff, carers will have priority access to our drop-in massage therapies to provide an opportunity to relax at work.