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Carers Week - Helping to Build Carer Friendly Communities

National Carers Week is being celebrated from 6 to 12 June. In acknowledging the difficulties that caring for someone can sometimes bring, we would like to offer our support by informing you of some notable organisations that are able to give information and advice around your caring role; as well as link you into online forums or local support networks.

Carers UK and Carers Trust are national organisations that have a strong and informative online presence and The Stables SE7 is our local Carers Centre, where you can access a range of support services.

The Stables SE7 is holding a number of events to support this year’s theme which is: Helping to Build Carer Friendly Communities.

Monday 6th all day –An Invitation to local businesses to come and see what we do and to sign up to pledge to be carer friendly

Tues 7th all day –An event for carers of people with learning disabilities and/or autistic spectrum conditions.  Please book in advance.

Morning workshops :

  • Emergency Planning and Training for Carers
  • Afternoon workshop:
  • An opportunity to contribute to the Governments Carers Strategy

Wed 8th all day – The Stables will be hosting a Student GP group training day

Thursday 9th  all day -  The Adult  Carers Team will be at Sainsbury’s in Abbey Wood from 10am to let people know about our services and answer any questions

Friday 10th  all day – The Carers Assessment team will be hold group discussions throughout the day including topics such as what is a carer’s assessment and how to apply for one.  They will also be holding one to one surgeries for carers who have specific issues to discuss (advanced booking recommended).

Saturday 11th all day – We will have a stall at  Plumstead Make Merry and be there to answer questions about our services or help advise on issues around your caring role.

Sunday 12th  – Celebrating the Queen’s Birthday- Ticket only event - - £10

Come and join us at the Stables in celebrating The Queen’s 90th Birthday

Live music, taster sessions in the Jacobean Spa, delicious food and cakes, raffle, a range of entertaining activities to keep you entertained, subsidised pay bar.  Tickets are selling very fast so please book now to reserve your space  and avoid disappointment