Work, rest and play
We know you are a committed carer but you have a right to a life of your own. You need freedom to pursue any training, learning or work opportunities and time to attend events and activities.
Events and activities
There are a number of events and activities aimed specifically at carers that can provide a break from caring and the chance to meet others in a similar situation.
Activities for carers:
Carers of Barking and Dagenham offers the following,
From support groups to coffee mornings, enjoying activities outside your caring role can improve your quality of life. It's also a great opportunity to meet other people who are carers too. You might find it helps you to talk to other carers; mutual support is free and perhaps you can help someone else by lending a listening ear.
It can be hard to keep up with your social life if you have a caring role, so groups like this are important. Carers of Barking and Dagenham organise regular events, from quiz nights to day trips.
Visit other the Events page of our website for upcoming events
Carers Week and Carers' Rights Day
Carers Week and Carers' Right Day take place every year all over the country. Activities and events are organised to raise awareness ad celebrate the hard work that carers do. These events are organised annually by the Carers Networking Group.