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Carers Week 2021 and Somerset Carers Service

Carers Week 2021 - Make Caring Visible and Valued


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.


This year, carers across the country are continuing to face new challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Many people are taking on more caring responsibilities for their relatives and friends who are disabled, ill or older and who need support.

They need to be recognised for the difficulties they are experiencing, respected for all they are doing, and provided with information, support and understanding. So during Carers Week, we're coming together to help Make Caring Visible and Valued.


Would you like to support a carer by volunteering at a carers support group?

Spark Somerset are proud to support the Somerset Carers Service, a free service which provides much-needed support to unpaid carers in Somerset.


Volunteer at your local carers support group

SOMERSET CARERS SERVICE support groups give carers an opportunity to take a much-needed break from caring, meet other carers, and get practical advice and support.

Becoming a Carers Group Volunteer is a great opportunity to spend time with some fantastic people who spend much of their time caring for others. Whilst caring can be very rewarding, it can also be overwhelming at times, and by giving just a couple of hours of your time each month, you could help provide the vital support that carers need.

The groups are lead by fully-trained Carers Agents, but they need a little help to ensure the sessions run smoothly. You could help with a variety of tasks, from meeting and greeting and serving refreshments, to chatting with attendees and supporting the group leader.


Face-to-face groups are currently on hold, but we are still recruiting so that we're ready for when they are able to resume. You can find out more and sign up HERE.

Current vacancies for carers support group volunteers

0–2 hrs/wk
Chard
Chard Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Chard.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Langport
Langport Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Langport and the surrounding area.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Frome
Frome Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Frome.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Wells
Wells Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Wells.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Castle Cary
Castle Cary Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Castle Cary.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Bruton
Bruton Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Bruton.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Martock
Martock Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Martock.Posted by Spark Somerset
0–2 hrs/wk
Crewkerne
Crewkerne Carers Support Group Volunteers
Help provide social and emotional support in a friendly and informal way to Carers in Crewkerne.Posted by Spark Somerset