To celebrate Carers Week in June 2020 we hosted our second Carers Festival for Brighton & Hove.
Last year we had our first festival at The Open Market with information stalls from organisations across the area, workshops, groups and entertainment. This year we faced a more pressing challenge, the COVID-19 pandemic. Which meant that we could not host an event in public due to social distancing and the country being in lock down. We wanted to ensure we marked and celebrated the amazing contributions made by family and friend carers to someone who relies on them and to acknowledge their contribution to the local community.
The 2020 Carers Festival took a new twist and went online….
We had a week of virtual events; coffee mornings, dance and exercise classes, activities and information with carers joining us remotely from their homes via zoom (a video conference application).
Carers Festival Youtube Channel
For the festival we set up our very own Carers Centre’s YouTube Channel, we will continue to add new videos to this throughout the year, for the meantime, take a look at our great festival content, from Caroline Lucas MP opening the festival for us, to our Thank You to Carers video and more.
Young Carers Project YouTube Channel
Our Young Carers Project also has a Youtube Channel with videos they have made about being a Young Carer as well as activities which have been shared as part of our lock down support.
Click here for the Young Carers Project Youtube Channel
Carers Festival Gallery
In celebration of Carers Week and ‘Making Caring Visible’ we asked unpaid Family/Friend Carers from Brighton and Hove to send us their creations, here is our gallery of Carers artwork, photography and poetry.
Click on an image to view the gallery….
Carers artworks and photographs
What is Carers Week
Carers Week is an annual campaign, when the country’s top carer charities join forces with their supporters and networks to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million unpaid family/friend carers.