Unpaid carers celebrated

Posted on: Friday 26 May 2023

This Carers Week, Torfaen Council will be hosting a series of events to thank adult and young carers for the work they do.  

Running from 5 June to 11 June, Carers Week is a nationwide celebration of the invaluable contributions of unpaid carers.

As part of the celebrations, the council is hosting an evening of appreciation for unpaid carers and their loved ones on Wednesday 7 June, 6:30pm, at Panteg House in Pontypool.

There will be food and entertainment provided by Bois-Y-Bryn – an all-male Welsh Shanty Band from Cwmbran,

In addition, young carers from across the borough can look forward an action-packed week of bowling, bingo, laser tag and a disco.

Torfaen Council’s Young Carers Service supports unpaid carers aged under 18 who help to look after a member of the family who is sick, disabled, has mental health problems or is affected by substance misuse.

Councillor David Daniels, Torfaen Council Executive Member for Adult Services & Housing, said: “With more than 10,00 unpaid carers here in Torfaen, which equate to around 11.4% of the population, the council recognises the critical role they play in supporting their loved ones.

“Carers Week is an important platform to acknowledge and support carers of all ages. It provides us with a unique opportunity to raise awareness about the challenges they face and to show appreciation for their selfless dedication.

“The council aims to make this week-long event a remarkable celebration, offering a range of activities, support, and appreciation for all carers in the community.”

Details of all the Carers Week events will be on the Connect Torfaen website.

To participate in the organised events and activities during Carers Week or for more information, please contact Adult Carers officer Louise Hook on 07966 301108 or louise.hook@torfaen.gov.uk or Young Carers officer Rebecca Elvers on 

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