Supporting Carers Week 2023 IN RHONDDA CYNON TAF

Supporting Carers Week 2023 IN RHONDDA CYNON TAF

During Carers Week (June 5-11) Rhondda Cynon Taf Council will be supporting people with unpaid caring duties.

Our RCT Carers Support Project will be hosting a range of events throughout the week in recognition of the work, dedication and commitment of all unpaid carers, who make huge contributions to our local communities.

Councillor Gareth Caple

Councillor Gareth Caple, Rhondda Cynon Taf Council Cabinet Member for Health & Social Care, said: “Carers Week 2023 gives us the opportunity to give all our unpaid carers the recognition they deserve. Anyone can have caring responsibilities and RCT Carers Support Project is here to offer support to those people. 

“Unpaid carers are often under considerable pressure, juggling work, caring responsibilities, and very often family life also. I hope as many people as possible will come along and join in the many activities and events we have on offer during Carers Week 2023 to help them with their work-life balance.”

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. 

Support For RCT Carers Support for carers | Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (rctcbc.gov.uk)

The Council’s has shown its commitment to staff who are also unpaid carers by becoming a member of Employers for Carers. Supported by the specialist knowledge of Carers UK and Carers Wales, Employers for Carers delivers hands-on advice to employers on how to support the estimated one-in-four workforce who are or will become carers. 

Activities taking place for unpaid carers during Carers Week 2023  include:

Monday, June 5 – Marvellous Monday  

This hands-on activity event takes place at Carers Support Project Hub, 11-12 Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2BW from 10am until noon.

Tuesday, June 6 – Chatterbox Carers Week Special 

A relaxed and welcoming coffee morning for carers to chat over a cuppa, with an added surprise to mark Carers Week. This event will take place at Carers Support Project Hub, 11-12 Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2BW from 10am until 11:30am.

Tuesday, June 6 – Our Creative Community 

This soul-nurturing workshop will be an opportunity to explore themes such as connections, personal stories, and community. You may also learn a few new skills with artist Hannah and create your own piece to take home. This event will take place at Carers Support Project Hub, 11-12 Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2BW from 6:15pm until 7:45pm. 

Wednesday, June 7 – Wondrous Walkers: A Community Challenge  

Join RCT Carers Support Project on a fun and friendly walking challenge, getting together to do as many laps as possible in three hours. Whether you can help them do 1 lap or 10 laps, they need you! Picnics encouraged. This event will take place at Ynysangharad War Memorial Park, Pontypridd, CF37 4PD from 10am until 1:30pm

Thursday, June 8 – Thank You Thursday Celebration Event 

Special event to recognise and celebrate unpaid carers within our communities and to recognise the difference that they are making every day. If you can think of an unpaid carer who goes above and beyond and should be celebrated, visit https://RCTCBC.welcomesyourfeedback.net/ikv404 to submit your nomination and find out more. If you would like to watch the event, please contact RCT Carers Support Project to register your interest to attend. Please note: Limited places available.mThis event will take place at Temple Baptist Church, Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, CF37 1QP from 11am until 1pm.

Friday, June 9 – Bitesize: Money Matters 

A workshop to explore what is available in the local community and to learn about new ways to look after our precious pennies, so the pounds can look after themselves. This event will take place at: Carers Support Project Hub, 11-12 Gelliwastad Road, Pontypridd, CF37 2BW from 1pm until 2pm.

If you are interested in any of the Carers Week activities and events in Rhondda Cynon Taf, email CarersSupportProject@rctcbc.gov.uk to book your place. 

RCT Carers Leisure Discount Carers Leisure Discount | Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council (rctcbc.gov.uk)

RCT Carers Support Project provides information, advice and support to carers living in Rhondda Cynon Taf. Services include peer support groups, training, events, free counselling for carers, a carers emergency card service, and discounted access to local authority run leisure services. 

To find out more about RCT Carers Support Project’s services email: carerssupportproject@rctcbc.gov.uk or call 01443 281463. Also follow RCT Carers Support Project on Facebook and Twitter.

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