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Carer Information Fair

Carer Information Fair – Mon 10th Jun Adair Arms, Ballymena – 10.30am-2pm – Carers Week 2024

Are you caring for someone you love – eg partner, child, parent, other family member, neighbour or friend?

If yes, you are invited to come along to an information event on

Mon 10th June

any time between 10.30am – 2pm

in the Adair Arms, Ballymena


Find out about local information and support that is available to unpaid carers across the Northern Trust area

For more info, please contact Claire -Carers Coordinator at the Carer Hub, NHSCT


There are over 220,000 people providing unpaid care for a sick or disabled family member or friend in Northern Ireland.  Are you one of them? Identifying as carer can be hard until you realise how much care and support you are providing to someone else. Do you help someone with getting dressed or bathing, cooking or cleaning, making sure they are taking medication properly, getting them out and about or taking them to or making medical appointments?

An unpaid carer is defined as “someone who provides regular and substantial care for a friend or family member, who due to illness, disability, age, mental health concerns or an addiction, cannot cope without their support on an informal basis”.  Caring for someone can take up a few hours each week, or 24 hours a day, seven days a week. A carer can be any age, including children and young people. You do not have to be the sole carer, a close relative or live with the cared for person. You do not have to be in receipt of Carers Allowance or benefits to be a carer.

#CarersWeek 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. Carers Week is led by Carers UK with the support of a number of other charities. The theme for Carers Week 2024 is ‘Putting carers on the map’.