Carers Week events lined up to support local carers

We’re supporting Carers Week (June 2019) to emphasise the important role of carers within their families and the local community and to show the challenges and difficulties they face on a daily basis.

According to Carers Week research released today, unpaid carers who are caring for their sick or disabled relatives are seven times more likely to be lonely compared with the general public.

Havering Council is using Carers Week to raise awareness of hidden carers in the borough and to help those already actively taking care of family members or friends to access key services and the help readily available to them.

There are nearly 9 million people across the UK looking after someone in their family or a friend who is disabled, seriously ill or needs additional support as they get older.

Havering is on mission to bring carers together and connect them with each other.

Find out more about Carers Week.

To mark Carers Week, we’re encouraging carers to get connected in their communities and making them aware of the help, support and advice available to them.

Carers’ Celebration Garden Party
Join us for afternoon tea, fun and entertainment

  •  When: Tuesday 11 June 2019
  •  Time: 12.00-3.00pm
  •  Where: Havering Association for People with Disabilities, 1a Woodhall Crescent) off  Wingletye Lane) Hornchurch, Essex, RM11 3NN
  •  Cost: Free
  •  Contact: call the Havering Carers Hub on 01708961111to book your place.

Time to Listen Support Group
Join us for a wellbeing session

  •  When: Wednesday 12 June 2019
  •  Time: 11am-1pm
  •  Where: Langtons, Billet Lane, Hornchurch
  •  Cost: Free

Office Drop-In
Join us for a cuppa and a chat

  •  When: Thursday 13 June 2019
  •  Time: Anytime between 9am-5pm
  •  Where:  Community Reach House, 32-34 The High Street, Romford, Essex, RM1 1HR
  •  Cost: Free

Come and see us about the support we can offer to carers

  •  When: Friday 14 June 2019
  •  Time: Anytime between 10am-2pm
  •  Where: Outside the Nuffield Fitness Centre at The Brewery, Romford
  •  Cost: Free

Coach Trip to Margate
Join us on a trip to Margate, meet other carers and have some seaside fun on the sandy beach and Dreamland amusement park with vintage rides.
 When: Saturday 15th June 2019

  •  Time:  Coach leaves at 8.30am and departures from Margate at 5.30pm
  •  Where: Althorne Way, Dagenham
  •  Cost: £12 per person (including children)
  •  Contact: To book visit the Carers’ Hub main office at 334 Heathway, Dagenham RM10 8NJ. No bookings will be taken over the phone.

You can find more information about the service we offer to carers here. Additionally, you can call the Havering Carers’ Hub on 01708 961 111 or email them at

Published: 10 June 2019