Carers Week 2019


Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to organise activities and events throughout the UK, drawing attention to just how important caring is.

This Carers Week, we’re coming together to build communities that support the health and wellbeing of carers. Around 6.5 million people in the UK are carers, looking after a parent, partner, child or friend. A carer is someone who provides unpaid care and support to a family member or friend who has a disability, illness, mental health problem or who needs extra help as they grow older. Caring can be a hugely rewarding experience but sometimes carers find it challenging to take care of their own well-being whilst caring. The impact of caring on health and well-being should not be underestimated this Carers week we will be looking to share examples of good practice from supporters of which have helped carers to stay Healthy and Connected.

Find out what Lanarkshire Carers Centre is doing to support carers during carers week below.


Mental Health Monday, 10 June 2019


Creative Carers

Join us for a creative art workshop and to connect with other carers.

When and Where: Monday 10 June 2019, 10am-4pm, Airdrie Centre,92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW

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Meditation Session

Learn some simple but effective techniques to help with your overall health and wellbeing.

When and Where: Monday 10 June 2019, 10am-12pm, Health and Wellness Hub, Unit 3, 58-60 Albert Street, Motherwell, ML1 1PR

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Let's Talk Tuesday, 11 June 2019


Mindfulness/Stress Management – Taster Session

Join us to learn how mindfulness can be enormously beneficial to you, as a carer and how to reduce stress.

When and Where: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 12:30pm-2pm, Langvout Court, Langvout Gate, Biggar, ML12 6BF

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Healthy Eating and Practical Games

Join Lanarkshire Community Food and Health Partnership for this interactive session on Healthy Eating. Healthy snacks will be available throughout as well as some fun practical games.

When and Where: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 09:30am-12:30pm, Muirfield Community Centre, 1a South Muirhead Road, Cumbernauld, G67 1AX

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A Night at the Bingo

Mecca Bingo Hamilton invite you to an evening to celebrate Carers Week 2019. The evening includes a free Main Session.

When and Where: Tuesday 11 June 2019, 7pm - 10pm, Mecca Bingo Hamilton, 17 Douglas Park Lane, Hamilton, ML3 0DF

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Wellness Wednesday, 13 June 2018

Carer Information Event

Information Session for carers to come along, find out about the support available, have a cuppa and enjoy a free pampering taster session.

When and Where: Wednesday 12 June 201, 1pm-3pm, Rutherglen Townhall, 139 Main Street, Rutherglen, G73 2JJ

No need to book a place, just turn up!


Flower Therapy Workshop

Join us to find out how flowers can help with the recovery and management of various health conditions, and change your mind-set to assist with your overall health and wellbeing.

When and Where: Wednesday 12 June 2019, 10am-1pm, The NCT Centre, 15 Manse Rd, Newmains, Wishaw ML2 9AX

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Thinking Thursday, 13 June 2019


Creative Carers (for Black and Minority Ethnic Carers)

Join us for a creative art workshop and to connect with other carers from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.

When and Where: Thursday 13 June 2019, 10am-2pm, Netherton Methodist Church, 63 Netherton Road, Wishaw, ML2 0DD

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Laughter Club

Join us for Laughter Club which by the end of the session, it will make you feel fitter, reduce your stress levels and lower your blood pressure. But most of all it is Fun!

When and Where: Thursday 13 June 2019, 10am-12pm, East Kilbride Arts Centre, 51-53 Old Coach Road, East Kilbride, G74 4DU

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Fun Time Friday, 14 June 2019


Carers Walk

Join us for a walk around Strathclyde Country Park followed by a light lunch

When and Where: Friday 14 June 2019, 11:30am-1pm, Please meet outside Alona Hotel at 11:30am sharp.Strathclyde Country Park, 366 Hamilton Rd, Motherwell ML1 3ED

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Clean up the Glen

Come join us to help clean up your local green space and afterwards bring your own picnic and connect with other carers

When and Where: Friday 14 June 2019, 11am-2pm, Meeting Point – Airdrie Centre, 92 Hallcraig Street, Airdrie, ML6 6AW

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Family Fund Carer Information Stall

Information session for carers to come along and find out about short break opportunities and about the support available, have a cuppa and a chat.

When and Where: Friday 14 June 2019, 10:30am-2:30pm, Pat Cullinan Community Centre, Logans Road, Motherwell, ML1 3PB

No need to book a place, just turn up!



Super Saturday, 15 June 2019


Pride Parade

Join us on the very first pride parade taking place in East Kilbride to celebrate the LGBT community. It is a family and autism friendly event and we will be assembling in the woodlands between the entrances at 1 Burley Place, College Milton South and Redwood Drive, Peel Park at 12.30pm for the parade which will set off through the woodlands at 1pm.

When and Where: Saturday 15 June 2019, Please assemble for 12:30pm sharp Meeting Point - East Kilbride Communtiy Trust, K Woodlands, 1 Burley Place, College Milton South, East Kilbride, G74 5LX

No need to book a place, just turn up!


Carer Information Event

Following the pride parade we will be holding an information stall for carers to come along and find out about the services and support available.

When and Where: Saturday 12 June 2019, 1pm-4pm, East Kilbride Communtiy Trust, K Woodlands, 1 Burley Place, College Milton South, East Kilbride, G74 5LX

No need to book a place, just turn up!


A Night at the Races, 21 June 2019

Summer Dance

Friday Night Dance - Join us for our Grand Finale to Carers Week, our highly popular Summer Dance!

When and Where: 7pm-late, Hamilton Racecourse, Bothwell Road, Hamilton ML3 0DW