Carers Week 2023

5-11 June 2023

Recognising and supporting carers in the community

Welcome to our dedicated Carers Week webpage where you will find out information on events and resources to help recognise and support carers in our community.

What is Carers Week?

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face, and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support.

The campaign is brought to life by thousands of individuals and organisations who come together to provide support for carers, run activities, highlight the vital role carers play in our communities, and draw attention to just how important caring is.

What we are doing this year...

As well as the usual information and posts that we share on all our social media channels there has been two exciting events planned to celebrate all carers across the city.

Carers of Dundee Celebration Event

  • Wednesday 7 June 2023
  • 1-6pm
  • C-Gate Centre, 132-134 Seagate

The event is open to all carers and disabled people, families, the workforce and businesses/organisations.

Pop along also for a chance to win a 3-course dinner for 2 kindly donated by The Apex Dundee, and a VIP voucher or £10 voucher donated by Mecca Bingo Dundee City Centre.

At the event there will be:

  • 1-6pm Information stalls
  • 1-3pm Carers Café
  • 3-4pm Creative writing group performance
  • Giveaways and therapies will all be on offer

Organisations/Agencies attending include:

  • Partners in Advocacy
  • Carers of Dundee
  • Dundee Carers Centre
  • Penumbra Dundee Wellness Service
  • We Are With You in Dundee
  • Christians Against Poverty
  • Relationships Scotland Tayside and Fife
  • The Yard
  • The Corner
  • NHS 24
  • Scottish Fire and Rescue Service – Community Action Team (1-3pm)
  • Barnardos Works
  • Brooksbank Centre & Services

From 4-6pm we will also be thanking businesses and organisations who have signed up to the Dundee Carers Charter by presenting them with their certificates.

It will be a great chance to network with other businesses and organisations in Dundee and find out about support that is available to help unpaid carers in the city.

Graphic for Carers of Dundee Celebration event.

Broughty Ferry Carers Awareness Event

Wednesday 7 June
10am – 12pm
Broughty Ferry Library

Pop along to our stall, where The Ferry Locality staff will be available to provide information on services and support available to unpaid carers.

A mixed group standing together and chatting

Helping carers achieve balance through breaks

Thursday 8 Jun 2023

Shared Care Scotland is running a free online information session for unpaid carers to help plan, fund and find their next break and share resources and tips.

Click here to find out more and to book

Dundee Carers Centre Awareness Raising Stall

  • Saturday 10 June 2023 
  • 11am – 3pm
  • Overgate Centre

Pop along to the Overgate and visit our stall to find out about what support we have available for unpaid carers, their families and disabled people across the city.

Image of a man sittting with a toddler sitting on his lap and a young boy sitting next to him. The group are doing a creative activity.

Read the recent study poll conducted by Carers UK

According to a recent survey conducted by Carers UK, a significant 73% (equivalent to around 19 million individuals) of unpaid caregivers do not recognize themselves as such.

Additionally, the study revealed that 31% of these individuals have experienced a decline in their health and overall well-being.

For further details and additional findings, please follow the link to the full report.

Read full report

Young Carers Voices – International perspectives – Thursday 8th and Friday 9th June 2023

2023 is the Commonwealth Year of Youth and with the development of the first Commonwealth Young Carers Charter, it has the potential to be a landmark year. There has also been significant progress in the recognition of the need for more young carers support in other countries around the world.

To mark these developments, young carers and organisations from around the world will be coming together across two days in Carers Week to hear the voices of young carers and organisations that are supporting them.

Book your place

Day 1
Thursday 8 June, 5pm to 7pm (UK time)
Click here to book your place

Day 2
Friday 9 June, 9am to 11am (UK time) :
Click here to book your place

Group of young adults sitting together on a sofa.