Nova is proud to support Carers' Week 2020 (8 - 14 June) which recognises the vital contribution made by unpaid carers across Wakefield District, and encourages members to do the same.

This year’s theme is ‘Make Caring Visible’ as more people than ever are taking on caring responsibilities as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Carers' Week recognises the many challenges unpaid carers face, whilst celebrating the contribution they make to families and communities. It highlights that caring can be rewarding, but can also take its toll and can negatively impact on carers physical and emotional health, work, finances and personal relationships.

Many people who provide unpaid care for the most vulnerable people in our district do not think of themselves as carers. Carers Week encourages all services to shine a light on those with caring responsibilities and urges them to direct carers to access local support.

Carers Wakefield & District offers a range of support services such as providing a listening ear to help carers make decision and plan for the future, advice on support groups, benefits advice, and information on grants for breaks and hobbies.

It is continuing its services without face-to-face contact, to keep everyone safe, such as telephone support with experienced support workers, virtual groups, and is also hosting information to help guide and support unpaid carers on its website at carerswakefield.org.uk. To get in touch call 01924 305544 or email info@carerswakefield.org.uk.

Carers can also action further information, advice and help through the Digital Resource. For details, please visit: https://bit.ly/3eQpXgq.